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Me: If the fanfiction isn’t written in third person, based on canon ships, containing an ungodly amount of fluff and pining, an AU, and strangers/enemies to lovers, I don’t want it.

My sister: None of my OTPs are canon, I will only read angst, and I’m not happy until one of them dies after an argument with the other. Also, I read self-inserts.

Me: … How do you live like this?

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Title: One Last Second

Author: Sam Vickery

What if you knew your child was sick and no one believed you? It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Madeline knew firsthand what this was like when her six-year-old daughter, Tilly, collapsed one night. The doctors chalked it up to her being a fussy eater, but as she continued to get sick, doctors began to wonder if the real problem was her mother. Madeline was determined to be an advocate for her daughter and wouldn’t rest until doctors gave her some answers.

It was heartbreaking to see Tilly go through everything, especially in addition to her parents’ divorce, and Madeline was suffering right along with her because no one believed that something was seriously wrong with her daughter. It’s scary knowing that this really happens to some families, and makes you wonder how many children go undiagnosed with rare illnesses because doctors aren’t willing to look outside of the box.

This was a great read, and it was nice to see some light shed on this topic. Definitely recommending this one.

*I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

https://amzn.to/38YO0b0

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1. Transgender History by Susan Stryker 

2. The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman

3. We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Leighton Brown and Matthew Riemer

4. A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Richie Chevat

5. This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson 

6. Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in The United States by Joey L. Mogul 

7. Unspeakable: The Rise of the Gay and Lesbian Press in America by Rodger Streitmatter 

8. The Stonewall Reader 

9. Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (by Benjamin Alire Sáenz)
I loved and hated summers. Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.
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idk if anyone will read this but if u are here are some criminally underrated YA (?) book recs:

- the rest of us just live here by patrick ness

- i’ll give you the sun by jandy nelson

- stranger than fan fiction by chris colfer

- after tomorrow by gillian cross

i rlly love these and honestly they’re so informative and wonderful, highly recommend esp if ur a teenager™ lol

also lmk if ur gonna check any of these out :))

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“What I wish I had known, age twenty-one, as I cycled away from the results board towards the meadow by the river in Cambridge, where I would throw stones into the water and cry, is that nobody ever asks you what degree you got. It ceases to matter the moment you leave university. That the things in life which don’t go to plan are usually more important, more formative, in the long run, than the things that do.”

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Watch me go back into talking about owls and the legend of ga'hoole after I managed to get myself into one hell of an unreasonable project in animating this thing because I want to learn how to draw owls

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“Did you ever feel colored-in when a boy found you with his mouth? What if the body, at its best, is only a longing for body? The blood racing to the heart only to be sent back out, filling the routes, the once empty channels, the miles it takes to take us toward each other. Why did I feel more myself while reaching for him, my hand midair, than I did having touched him?”


Ocean Vuong

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