Love Is A Revolution Book Review

Love Is a Revolution

Love Is A Revolution

By: Renee Watson

Bloomsbury USA /children’s Books

Bloomsbury YA

Teens and YA

Publish Date 02 February 2021


100 Book ReviewsProfessional Reader

I would like to thank both Bloomsbury and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

Good Reads Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Rene Watson comes a new YA–a love story about not only a romantic relationship but how a girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is.

When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani’s birthday, she finds herself falling in instant love with Tye Brown, the MC. He’s perfect, except . . . Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for the community when Nala would rather watch movies and try out the new seasonal flavors at the local creamery. In order to impress Tye, Nala tells a few tiny lies to have enough in common with him. As they spend more time together, sharing more of themselves, some of those lies get harder to keep up. As Nala falls deeper into keeping up her lies and into love, she’ll learn all the ways love is hard, and how self-love is revolutionary.

In Love Is a Revolution, plus size girls are beautiful and get the attention of the hot guys, the popular girl clique is not shallow but has strong convictions and substance, and the ultimate love story is not only about romance but about how to show radical love to the people in your life, including to yourself.

Book Review:

I gave this book 4 stars. I wasn’t sure about this book because at first I thought I might DNF it. I really didn’t like how it started but loved how it ended.

This book is about a teenage girl during the summer before her senior year in high school. This summer she wasn’t sure what she going to do. Her only plan was to write an essay for colleges which she really didn’t want to do but felt she had to.

One night she goes to a talent show and meets a guy there. This guy is a friend of her cousin/sister. She really likes this guys and spends time to get to know him but isn’t honest with him from the beginning.

She does have moments when she feels she needs to tell him the truth. Well we all know how things happen when aren’t honest.

What I really liked about this book was that the girl is finally able to tell the truth and she discovers herself in the process. This was an insightful summer for her. She also learns how to love herself for who she is and not what she is.

Published by debbierpayne

Mother of six and Grandmother of 7. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking, and crocheting. I am an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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