Insecure about her body and unhappy at home, Emmy will do anything to be liked. But after rumors spread about her sexual experience, Emmy leaves her hometown to stay with family in Vancouver. She finds herself instantly attracted to her cousin's confident, transgender friend, Jude.
Emmy is never sure where she stands with Jude, and can't believe that such a confident, charismatic guy might actually be interested in her. Getting to know Jude helps Emmy realize it's worth it to put your true self out there for real love.
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A sweetly unique and timely love story. The characters in this book are believable and worthy of the reader's care and time. I enjoyed reading this book and definitely would like to see more by this author. (Just my opinion.)
Thanks(!) NetGalley for giving me a chance to read and review this book! Short Blurb: Overweight and unhappy at home, Emmy gets sexually involved with a popular classmate so that people will think that she is worth liking. When she realizes that he is just using her, she decides to leave her home in Winnipeg to stay with her uncle's family in Vancouver. Emmy has always been intimidated by her perfect cousin Paige and Paige's cool friends, so she is surprised to find that the coolest of them is transgender. Emmy is instantly attracted to Jude (who used to be Judy), and starts hanging out at the coffee shop where he works. She even performs at the poetry slam Jude hosts there. Emmy is never sure where she stands with Jude, and can't believe that such a confident, charismatic guy might actually be interested in her. Both her mother back in Winnipeg and Paige warn her away from Jude, saying that he will just use her and she will get hurt. But it's not until she almost falls again into the trap of casual sex to boost her self-esteem that Emmy realizes it's worth it to put your true self out there for real love. Cover Review: The cover is simple, yet alluring and I'd have definitely picked up the book and read more about it! Review: Love is Love is a heart touching story, one of the best I've ever read. The only thing I didn't like about it was its length. I wish it hadn't been such a short read! I wish there was more to it. My favorite character was without doubt Jude. He's just the kind of guy that a girl deserves. He's fun, kind, caring and oh so understanding. At the same time, he's also not invincible as most guys are pictured in most novels/movies. He's not the kinda guy who hides his pain, atleast not from someone he trusts. My least favorite character on the other hand was Emmy's mom. Sure there were others who weren't so good but what Emmy's mom did hurt me the most. How could she have so easily sent off her daughter? And then again, how could she ever think that she can dictate who Emmy should fall in love with? I hate that woman for being so blind to her daughter's pain. My favorite parts were all of the Emmy and Jude parts, every single one of them. The writing was capturing, compelling, while the story was something that'll stay in my heart forever. If only it hadn't ended so quickly... Love is Love gets 5 stars for its brilliance and for being so beautiful.
This book it's probably my favorite read of 2017 so far. I could relate so much with the way Emmy thinks about being fat, and the melancholy of the characters, and having anxiety, and Jude! Can't talk about representation in this part of the novel, but I loved him so much! This was fluffy, sweet romance that made me cry as well as smile so much while reading it. I highly recommend it and can't wait for the physical book to be available so I can hug it and love it and reread it a million times.
This book is an eye opener! The reader forgets that Jules is not physically a boy as he is so obviously emotionally one. The author brings the characters to life with great skill.
There should be many more books like this one. I fell for this book on NetGalley from the title alone. It is something I believe in my soul. The blurb gave me more information as to what direction that love might be heading. There are some who might not get it. But not only does this book cover an unusal love interest, it addresses all of our insecurities. I was surprised at how I still have many of the self-doubts that the main character has. This is a book designed for the teen but works well for all the young at heart. What I think I liked best about the book is how the author explains how one chooses to go through the procedures to become the opposite sex than of their birth. How one should restrain judgement when looking at another is a great theme here. The book ended to soon. I would have loved to see what happens next. Maybe there will be a book two? I highly recommend this book to everyone.
I very much enjoyed this 'Love' book that shows the humanity in diversity. The author shares what it is like to care for another all the while respecting your boundaries and loving yourself. Healthy, loving relationships are so important for growth and well-being.