Thursday, September 23, 2010
My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman
I won this from the GLBT Challenge back in May and finally decided to read it. I really enjoyed it. It was a quick read and I liked the questions that Bjorkman brought up regarding the nature and fluidity of sexuality. That Roz came out on a dare, but learned the hard way that it is ok to be gay or bi-sexual and that you can still identify as a heterosexual and be attracted to another girl or you can just be homosexual and have no feelings about the opposite sex.
I wasn't that fond of Roz. I found her to be a bit grating, but that was the point of her character. To be too obtuse to understand about her sister and not understand that is the exact reason why her sister won't open up to her. I was glad to see her character grow and change. And, of course, I love the happy ending that everyone gets.
Hogwarts: Muggle Studies