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Juliet Takes a Breath

Juliet Takes a Breath

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I know many readers enjoy a “stream-of consciousness” narration and while I do enjoy a novel like this from time to time, it didn’t work in my favor 100% of the time in this case.

I usually don't read the adaptation of books BEFORE reading the original, so this may be less "biased" review since it will be judged just on its merits as a graphic novel.

Even though Juliet has known for a long time that she is gay and feels quite comfortable and confident in that identity, and even has been in a relationship for a year, she hasn't really been part of any queer community and she really finds a wonderful support system with these people. I also wish Juliet as a character had a bit more agency in the story, she just seems to get bounced from situation to situation, from one character to yet another character. At the heart, it is a coming of age story that showed the realities of how hard it can be for families to accept but also that not perhaps not everyone will be like that and there will be some people who will love you no matter what.

I can see this book bringing up important themes, but two most especially 1) the idea of the white savior and how dangerous this can be and 2) the importance of intersectionality and representation/equity for all. El estilo de ilustración es fácilmente mi favorito dentro de todas las novelas gráficas que he leido.If you need a coming of age story to lose yourself into and forget about everything, this is the one. The pacing: The Graphic Novel is an abridged version of the main book, so this moved from plot point to plot point and felt a little bit too rushed. Juliet’s eyes are opened to a world she didn’t know existed and she craves knowledge and understanding. There was this one scene where Juliet is humiliated and made to feel small because she doesn’t know everything—or even much of anything—about being queer.

Would definitely recommend for people like me who might have been interested in the novel but didn't want to commit to something longer. I crave stories with significant events, plot twists, highs and lows, but this book remained constant for 2/3 of the story. To the author's credit, she does mention the Daughters of Bilitis, a pre-Stonewall lesbian feminist group, but that doesn't make up for the heaps of factually incorrect information and misinformation that show she has little knowledge of gay and lesbian history (American or otherwise) and less mainstream branches of feminism (American or otherwise). This, I feel, makes it more accessible to a lot more people which is important for such an important story. I almost wish Juliet’s brave women heroes had been integrated more into the latter half of the book.There are multiple storylines, including coming out to family, internship, romantic relationship(s), etc. juliet milagros palante is the fat and asthmatic puerto rican lesbian you never knew you wanted to read about. This graphic novel talks about daily struggles and that’s why it felt so close to reality and why I loved it so much.

Everything is explained very clearly and respectfully, so those new to feminism can easy understand the topics and grow in knowledge like Juliet.Highlighting women’s divine essence and power, and their cosmic sisterhood, while not confronting any of the systemic or political oppression women - especially non-white women - face was infuriating.



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