Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman

Convinced that her older sister is a lesbian, Roz "comes out" at school to try and force Eva out too.  But her plan backfires and now Roz must deal with the consequences as she tries to figure out what sexuality really is and what it means.

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.

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  1. Never heard of this book! Great review :)

    Also, I hope you don't mind a little self-promoting! I did a book review VLOG for Gail Carriger's "Blameless". If you have 8 minutes to spare, please check it out and let me know what you think :)


  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to this one.

  3. I have this book on my tbr list and I cannot wait to read it. It sounds very good.

  4. @Isalys - Thanks. I'll check it out.

    @Amanda and Nina - I hope you like it too.

  5. I liked this one - but I too was not too crazy about Roz as a character.

  6. @Erica - It was her immaturity I think that did it for me.
    That and her stupid "imaginings" and rewinding confused me.


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