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Saturday 18 February 2023

Review: The Lesbiana's Guide To Catholic School

Transferring to a new school is never easy, but 17 year old Yamilet Flores is ready for a fresh start where she controls the truth.

After being outed by her crush and ex best friend at her last school, Yami has new priorities and lots of trust issues.

Her priorities are simple - keep her brother out of trouble, make her mother proud and above all else - don’t fall in love no matter who she meets! 

Admittedly being one of only a few Mexican students in a mostly Caucasian and very rich Catholic school means blending in will certainly be a challenge.

Yami does her best to fake being straight, often applying her own logic – WWSGD, what would a straight girl do? However, she can’t help noticing one of the other students, Bo, who is openly gay.

Bo is out and proud along with being perfect, smart, talented, confident and really cute. Yami convinces herself that she doesn’t like Bo or even admit to herself that she might be jealous of Bo. Will Yami find happiness or is she destined to be on her own?

Author Sonora Reyes gives the reader insight into being at war with yourself. This heartbreakingly honest and funny novel explores the joys and turmoil many queer teenagers experience.

Title: The Lesbiana’s Guide To Catholic School
Author: Sonora Reyes
Publisher: HarperCollins, $19.99
Publication Date: 1 June 2022
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781460761226
For ages: 14+
Type: Young Adult Fiction