Book Review: Our Own Private Universe, by Robin Talley

No time for a full review, so I’ll just list stuff:
-SO ADORABLE OH MY WORD
-but also so so so so petty.
-Like, what even???
-THEY LIE SO MUCH
-And they get angry over stuff that they ought to let go.
-Their relationship is very much… I don’t want to say turbulent, but also definitely turbulent.
-GUYS AKI’S DAD WAS THE ACTUAL BEST
-I LOVE how they talked about the church’s role in social justice and politics and everything and <3<3<3
-It’s a missions trip and ohhhh my word is it relatable
-Aki, in general, is relatable in some ways. Definitely not in others, but still.
-I honestly don’t know what to make of alllllllllll the drama and just come on.
-The fifteen- and sixteen-year-olds I know aren’t that petty.
-Interested in social justice, though? Yes. Yes. Yes.
-Some of the statistics seemed…. a little off. But I could be wrong.
-All. The. Lying.
-Soooooo much lying.
-And they talk about not wanting to lie? But they lie? #confused
-I’m just very, very confused. Because it was an adorable book, yes, and very relatable and empowering and whatever, but THERE WAS AN OPPORTUNITY AND IT FAILED.
-The book almost showed teenagers to be mature and aware of the real world and whatever- which I really like! It’s accurate! But then the drama was so immature and I had to put it down for a little bit because asdfghjkljhgfdsdfghjmkljhbgvfcdxcnjmk. I am not happy.
-IT WAS SO CLOSE. AND YET SO FAR.

-Alas for missed chances.

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