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Proud by Various

“A stirring, bold and moving anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ+ YA authors and new talent, giving their unique responses to the broad theme of pride. Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Compiled by Juno Dawson, author of THIS BOOK IS GAY and CLEAN.

A celebration of LGBTQ+ talent, PROUD is a thought-provoking, funny, emotional read.

Contributors: Steve Antony, Dean Atta, Kate Alizadeh, Fox Benwell, Alex Bertie, Caroline Bird, Fatti Burke, Tanya Byrne, Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Frank Duffy, Simon James Green, Leo Greenfield, Saffa Khan, Karen Lawler, David Levithan, Priyanka Meenakshi, Alice Oseman, Michael Lee Richardson, David Roberts, Cynthia So, Kay Staples, Jessica Vallance, Kristen Van Dam and Kameron White.”

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book!!! I feel like there are no real words to explain just how incredible this book is. It is basically an anthology of short stories and poems which isn’t usually my thing but this took me by surprise. I was lucky enough to be able to receive a review copy from netgalley. There are just so many incredible stories being told in this book that everyone needs to read. Regardless of your gender and sexuality this book just needs to be read. Its heartwarming, funny, sad and heartbreaking all at the same time and its just magical. I’m not LGBT but I still related to how some of the people were feeling. Although the main theme of it is LGBT, its about so much more. Its about identity and love and equality. It’s just necessary that people read this book. I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough.

Have you read proud? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

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