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Because that’s who I am. So going into this I thought it was about Chloe trying to set her autistic sister Ivy up on a date with a dude named Ethan (who just-so-happened to be the brother of David, a real toolbag from Chloe’s lit class) which then resulted in Ivy and David hitting it off. But, per usual . . . . .
I’m going on record to say the above story would have probably equated a 4 Star rating from me, but I do realize baby steps and all and it’s a farkin’ miracle authors have finally started branching out and writing about characters who don’t belong in some cookie-cutter white, upper-middle-class, utopia full of instalove and bullshit. This wasn’t a bad little story at all. Although teenage sex is hinted about, which I know would be a dealbreaker for a lot of parents, I would recommend this to younger teens. A good job is done showing how people can be offensive without even meaning to when it comes to talking about someone “different” than them and that maintaining popularity isn’t necessarily a guarantee to happiness. 3 Stars. I’ll definitely read more by this author.
The following is actually a legit spoilsie-time, so don't open it unless you want to know things and definitely don't come crying that I . . . .
Alright, so the one thing that annoyed me to no end was (view spoiler)[that when Ivy realized she may like girls, Chloe made some statement about needing to find a “young, gay woman with autism.” Again, I realize #babysteps, but the idea that only an autistic person would be an option for Ivy was pretty small minded.