Juliet Takes a Breath: The Graphic Novel

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Pub Date Dec 01 2020 | Archive Date Apr 05 2021

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The graphic novel adaptation of the hit LGBT coming of age novel! 


Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But don’t worry, Juliet has something kinda resembling a plan that’ll help her figure out what it means to be Puerto Rican, lesbian and out. See, she’s going to intern with Harlowe Brisbane - her favorite feminist author, someone whose last work on feminism, self-love and lots of other things will help Juliet find her ever elusive epiphany.  There’s just one problem—Harlowe’s white, not from the Bronx and doesn’t have the answers. Okay, maybe that’s more than one problem but Juliet never said it was a perfect plan...

Critically-acclaimed writer Gabby Rivera adapts her bestselling novel alongside artist Celia Moscote in an unforgettable queer coming-of-age story exploring race, identity and what it means to be true to your amazing self. Even when the rest of the world doesn’t understand.
The graphic novel adaptation of the hit LGBT coming of age novel! 


Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon...

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I have not read the book that this graphic novel was based on, but I've heard a lot of really good things about it. I can definitely see why this YA book is so beloved - what could be better than a young, fierce LGBTQIA Own Voice protagonist? The writing (even in graphic novel form) feels so fresh and exciting and the illustrations are powerful blasts of color on every page.

In the beginning of the story, Juliet decides to move from the Bronx to Portland to intern with her favorite queer writer. She bravely packs up and relocates and is thrown into a more fluid, colorful, and open environment than what she's used to back home. This novel is pretty short but it definitely packs in a lot of themes (including acceptance from parents, body image, and family support). I felt immediately comfortable in Juliet's world, even when she was facing some major growing pains.

I would recommend this novel to anyone who loves a good heroine (even if they're not into YA books). I loved this adaptation and am excited to see what else Gabby Rivera puts out into the world - graphic novel or not.

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This book is a breath of fresh air. A story of identity about a girl who is learning about herself and where she wants to fit in the world around her.
I haven’t yet read the novel that this graphic novel version is based on but I am excited to do so after finishing this version.
This story follows Juliet on her journey through heartbreak and growth and is powerfully told. This story is heavily based around issues of race and is unafraid to call out racism in its many forms. The issues throughout this story are amazingly presented in a thought provoking way that made me introspective about my self and helped put me in another’s shoes.
The art work is phenomenal. The use of colors is breath taking and kept me hooked. It’s gorgeous and fit the atmosphere of the story perfectly.
I loved everything about this beautiful and emotional story. I laughed, I cried, and I felt inspired. I imagine this story will do that for many others too.

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