The York Realist @ Donmar Warehouse

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tickets and more information: https://www.donmarwarehouse.com/production/6395/the-york-realist/ Cover photo by: Johan Persson  After finding success in previous Donmar productions including My Night With Reg & Splendour, director Robert Hastie returns with a revival of Peter Gill’s 2001 play The York Realist. Set … Continue reading The York Realist @ Donmar Warehouse

Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Title: Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Year Published: 2015
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24926015-simon-vs-the-homo-sapiens-agenda

Synopsis:

“Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

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LGBTQ* Reads! | George, Unspeakable, All of the Above.

One of the best things about the start of summer is all the Pride events happening around the world!

And recently, I’ve started looking for and reading books with themes on gender and sexuality. I’m trying to read more books along the spectrum, rather than just the centre. And here are some really good ones that I’ve read as of late!

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Grasshopper Jungle – Andrew Smith

Title: Grasshopper Jungle
Author: Andrew Smith
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18079719-grasshopper-jungle
Rating: 3/5
Published: February 2014
Source: Physical owned copy!

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Plot:

Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the story of how he and his best friend , Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa.

To make matters worse, Austin’s hormones are totally oblivious; they don’t care that the world is in utter chaos: Austin is in love with his girlfriend, Shann, but remains confused about his sexual orientation. He’s stewing in a self-professed constant state of maximum horniness, directed at both Robby and Shann. Ultimately, it’s up to Austin to save the world and propagate the species in this sci-fright journey of survival, sex, and the complex realities of the human condition

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