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    ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ Poltergeist (Greywalker, By Kat Richardson ➦ – Kleankitchen.co.uk super likable guy that people admire for his confidence The only person who may not know Remy that well is Remy himself So when he is assigned to write an essay describing himself ❃ [EPUB] ✻ OBaby By Geoffrey Johnson ➜ – Kleankitchen.co.uk he goes on a journey to reconcile the labels that people have attached to him ➥ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Ebook ➫ Author Pamela Clare – Kleankitchen.co.uk and get to know the real Remy Cameron 4.5 stars.Why didn t books like How to Be Remy Cameron exist when I was a teenager We have no control over what labels others give us, but we can define who we are by the ones we choose to give ourselves Remy Cameron is a pretty likable guy He s a good son even when his parents get embarrassing , he loves being a big brother, he s a great friend, and most people admire his courage for coming out at 14.Remy is a lot of things he s a teenager, he s adopted he s African American while his 4.5 stars.Why didn t books like How to Be Remy Cameron exist when I was a teenager We have no control over what labels others give us, but we can define who we are by the ones we choose to give ourselves Remy Cameron is a pretty likable guy He s a good son even when his parents get embarrassing , he loves being a big brother, he s a great friend, and most people admire his courage for coming out at 14.Remy is a lot of things he s a teenager, he s adopted he s African American while his adoptive parents are white , he s gay and the president of his school s gay straight alliance but isn t hethan just a bunch of characteristics Yet when he gets an assignment from a teacher he believes is a crucial part of getting into his dream college next year, it throws him for a loop he has to write about who he is and who he wants to be.Why is answering that question so hard Why can t he see himself asthan the visible things others see him as His inability to answer the question of who he is starts to affect everything his schoolwork, his friendships, and could threaten his future And when he becomes infatuated with a returning classmate struggling with his own identity, and meets someone who might know how he s feeling, he doesn t know how to process everything.I really enjoyed this heartfelt, poignant, thought provoking book It s so difficult to figure out who you are, particularly in high school, and Remy s struggles both felt familiar and unique.I ve said many times before I wish that books like this existed when I was younger because it would have given me hope when I needed it most, hope that I would ve found acceptance and happiness being true to myself But I m so glad these books exist today, because while life isn t quite perfect, it s certainly aaccepting world in many places, and you canoften live the life you want.It s ironic that Becky Albertalli, author of Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda , blurbed this book, because How to Be Remy Cameron reminded me a little of that one, although I felt it had a littleemotional heft But both are such great books for today s youth to read.Julian Winters did a really great job creating characters I cared about who werethan typical high school stereotypes in fact, he turned many of those on their head This really was so sweet and it made me smile See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.You can follow me on Instagram at 10 stars This book is everything. the amount of times Remy is h rny in this I can t do it2.5 stars The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.25 StarsFull review hereThis book is an introspective journey that Remy, the main character, embarks on He s trying to figure out who he really is and what the labels, that have been assigned to him throughout all his life, truly mean I think it s an important read if the question who am I has ever crossed your mind, this book definitely puts things into perspective and makes you think, thatThe ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.25 StarsFull review hereThis book is an introspective journey that Remy, the main character, embarks on He s trying to figure out who he really is and what the labels, that have been assigned to him throughout all his life, truly mean I think it s an important read if the question who am I has ever crossed your mind, this book definitely puts things into perspective and makes you think, that s for sure I would have liked to seethings happening also outside of Remy s journey of self discovery, but this is only my personal preference Trigger warnings as seen at the end of the book discussions of racism, homophobia, past minor characters death, and alcoholism, as well as depictions of homophobic bullying, and a scene involving brief sexual harassment racial fetishism ARC provided by the publisher rep Black gay mc, Korean American gay liSo many good concepts went into this book It s a patchwork of beautiful ideas, a warm a gay character whose arc didn t revolve around coming out a whole pleiad of gay characters, actually,or less secondary, ARC provided by the publisher rep Black gay mc, Korean American gay liSo many good concepts went into this book It s a patchwork of beautiful ideas, a warm cozy blanket It s also made of wool, though, so I can t touch it for too long.Things I absolutely loved include supportive parents who joke around with their kids and talk them through difficult situations a gay character whose arc didn t revolve around coming out a whole pleiad of gay characters, actually,or less secondary, but never stereotypical that trope I adore and want to seeof where a person doesn t forgive their parent just because of the imagined blood tie, and.Like I said, all the ideas that this book is build of, are amazing It s full of positive energy, of love for the world for people in it, of joy It wants to share that joy with you, as you read on It s just that while I can appreciate all that, I m not the right kind of person to appreciate the writing itself, I m afraid I found it dry and a little bit boring at times, and cringy when it comes to dialogues And let s not even mention all those Harry Potter references I counted nine and I m not sure if I didn t miss a few There were also those two instances of talking about homosexuality as if it s all about a person s sex life and the romantic attraction doesn t play any role in it I mean, come on You re gay even if you don t have a sex life at all Let s not bring the split attraction model into books for teens or any books, period.In the end, How to Be Remy Cameron is a pretty cool book tackling a bunch of important issues in a respectful way I just wish I could like the style of its proseBlog Twitter Instagram Bloglovin Reads Rainbow 3.5 stars julian winters, becky albertalli, and adam silvera are all battling to see who can reference harry potter the most in a single book and we re just letting themrtccontent warnings taken word for word from the back of the book discussions of racism, homophobia, past minor characters death, and alcoholism depictions of homophobic bullying, and a scene involving brief sexual harassment racial fetishism 3.5 stars julian winters, becky albertalli, and adam silvera are all battling to see who can reference harry potter the most in a single book and we re just letting themrtccontent warnings taken word for word from the back of the book discussions of racism, homophobia, past minor characters death, and alcoholism depictions of homophobic bullying, and a scene involving brief sexual harassment racial fetishism And don t let others take pride in who you are your race, sexuality, whatever away from you They didn t give it to you they have no right to snatch it awayOnce again, I need Julian Winters to meet in the parking lot because he keeps playing with my emotions How to Be Remy Cameron is Winters brilliant sopho novel, following Remy Cameron, a junior in high school who feels he knows himself until his English teacher gives him an essay assignment that makes him questionAnd don t let others take pride in who you are your race, sexuality, whatever away from you They didn t give it to you they have no right to snatch it awayOnce again, I need Julian Winters to meet in the parking lot because he keeps playing with my emotions How to Be Remy Cameron is Winters brilliant sopho novel, following Remy Cameron, a junior in high school who feels he knows himself until his English teacher gives him an essay assignment that makes him question who he is Remy has been given tons of labels since he was a child Black, gay, adopted, best friend, older brother but none of these get to the core of his identity, so Remy then goes on an emotional journey to help him answer the question ofwho am I Like Winters debut, Running With Lions, Remy s story is the perfect blend of emotional, powerful, and heart warming With a diverse and incredible cast of characters, an adorable romance, and a beautiful journey, Winters impresses me again with his talent.First up, I want to talk about the cast of characters.Remy s friends and family are a huge part of his life, and I LOVED how present they were and how well constructed the supporting cast.Remy has a relatively large group of friends, but he has his core group that make many appearances in the novel, and they re the ones who really give him the advice he needs to write that essay I particularly loved Lucy and Brooks characters, but all of Remy s friends brought a smile to my face I loved the mix of their humor light hearted conversations with their strong emotional bond The friendships in this novel are so beautiful Remy has a different relationship with everyone in his friend group, and all of their relationships are well constructed and heartwarming to read.And then, there s Remy s family Again, I just loved how Winters handled the arc of Remy being adopted and how that played into his overall journey in the novel But what I lovedwas the bond between Remy and his family I legitimately came close to crying multiple times while seeing Remy s relationship with his family, as it was just so purely supportive and loving I adored Remy s mom and dad so much, but his little sister Willow brought the biggest smile to my face whenever she was on the page, and there was just something so lovely about the pure love this family shares for each other.And while talking about relationships, I have to talk about the ADORABLE romance between Remy and the love interest who is of Korean Mexican descent I firmly believe that both Remy and his love interest are baby, and they are the purest and most useless gays to ever exist The chemistry between the two was so existent I was actually giddy at times while they were together While this novel does have many emotional points, this romance was, most of the time, a light hearted and wonderful break in between Remy s identity crisis.And now, we need to talk about Remy How to Be Remy Cameron is 100%, without a doubt a character driven novel This novel is the epitome of quiet YA, the story is so, so human.So, Remy s character is really the driving point of this novel And I m so glad that it was.Remy is a brilliant story teller He is such a pure and kind soul, and he is truly a likeable character I couldn t help but root for him throughout this novel.His character arc is one that is really dedicated to the idea of finding yourself This novel really seeks to analyze and answer the question ofwho am IRemy was the perfect character to employ that arc, and his journey contained powerful messages, beautiful emotions, and a heartwarming conclusion How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters is a book that I cannot rave about enough, and it is a must read for teen readers Disclaimer I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review This in no way impacted my opinion content warnings brief racism scene CHALLENGED , discussion of alcoholism, brief sexual harassment scene CHALLENGED You d think that me, a queer black teen living in Georgia would come to love a book about a queer black teen living in Georgia by a queer black person living in Georgia Unfortunately, that was not the case What are the odds How to Be Remy Cameron was just a really dry book, to the extent I couldn t remember its title as I was writing the draft for this Along with what I mentioned at this start of this review, it s about a boy who I guess you would say, is at the height of the teenage struggl You d think that me, a queer black teen living in Georgia would come to love a book about a queer black teen living in Georgia by a queer black person living in Georgia Unfortunately, that was not the case What are the odds How to Be Remy Cameron was just a really dry book, to the extent I couldn t remember its title as I was writing the draft for this Along with what I mentioned at this start of this review, it s about a boy who I guess you would say, is at the height of the teenage struggle He s dealing with the fact he is somebody who is black with adopted white parents, college applications, relationships, rekindling with family members, and so muchThese are all such important topics which the book did tackle well not many authors are able to handle so many plotlines without it being a messy, half assed jumble of words binded together in pages The problem for me was that I never really got anything from it Yeah, I acknowledged everything and even related with some of the struggles Remy went through, but they never resonated with me It was like something you hear about or watch and nod and speculate about for a few seconds, but then promptly forget about right after.When I try to remember something positive I liked about this book my mind comes up blank Given the identities I shared with the main character and the topics this book handled, it had so much potential for me to adore it But, everything about it just fell flat The lack of closure with pretty much every plot point, the underdeveloped romance, how fucking bland all the characters were, along with countless other things I still have hope for Winters works Despite how much I didn t enjoy How to Be Remy Cameron I ll be reading his other novels, because I always love reading books featuring QPOC I definitely won t be rereading this one any time soon thoughrepblack gay main character ownvoices w Korean American gay LI, various LGBTQ POC side characterscontent warningsdiscussions of racism, homophobia, past minor characters death, and alcoholism, as well as depictions of homophobic bullying, and a scene involving brief sexual harassment racial fetishism taken from the book I received an e ARC of this book from Duet, an Interlude Press imprint, via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Blog Goodreads Twitter also sidenote when I was typing up this review I hadn t saved it and thought I had closed the windowhonestly the most cathartic moment of my life"/>
  • 340 pages
  • How to Be Remy Cameron
  • Julian Winters
  • English
  • 18 August 2017

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How to Be Remy CameronA heartfelt, emotional book on authenticity, expectations, and courage to be yourself.The protagonist, 17 year old Remy Cameron, is in his junior year of high school He would like to go to Emory College, so that he can be closer to his family his wonderful, supportive parents and his seven year old sister Willow Remy might look different from his parents and Willow, but he is very much a part of his family He is also lots of other things honest and brave he came out at 14 and is the Presid A heartfelt, emotional book on authenticity, expectations, and courage to be yourself.The protagonist, 17 year old Remy Cameron, is in his junior year of high school He would like to go to Emory College, so that he can be closer to his family his wonderful, supportive parents and his seven year old sister Willow Remy might look different from his parents and Willow, but he is very much a part of his family He is also lots of other things honest and brave he came out at 14 and is the President of Maplewood school Gay Straight Alliance Club , confident and popular When his AP Lit teacher, who he really looks up to, sets an essay on the topic of Identity, Remy is torn He would like to do his best to write a great essay, but he is afraid he might fail, because he doesn t really know what he is We have no control over what labels others give us, but we can define who we are by the ones we choose to give ourselves.This is not a plot driven book, it is very introspective, despite its light and upbeat tone The main issue is of course that of labels you can call them statuses we assign ourselves or get assigned by other people You can of course see yourself as a family member Remy s is the firstborn of his family, which comes with privileges and responsibilities His Dad also chose a University closer to his home, so that he could help his younger brother Remy is a doting brother He adores Willow how can you not her fashion choices are beyond charming He also thinks a lot about his parents marriage, and is probably subconsciously trying to work out a model for his future relationships Remy s family understand and support him I loved the scene when he accidentally meets his ex and his mom senses Remy s feelings straightaway and difuses the situation The fact that he is adopted means he has a whole new set of questions to ask himself.Being a friend best friend, good friend, loyal friend, absent friend or a student of a particular school is also a label of a kind Remy s friends are a very diverse group I must admit I thought that perhaps there were too many secondary characters, but then again, we meet so many people in our lives, some of which are going to stay on the periphery, helping us to define our core group of support.Does being black define him Remy doesn t know anything about his biological parents not that it has been a problem so far, although we see in the book that he is very much aware of what it means to be one out of the five black students in his school When Remy meets his biological half sister, some of his questions get answered She also tells him that although he needs to know his history, the struggles and the victories, these things do not define who he is They are just a part of him Although Remy s sexuality is a big part of him, it isn t all When the school counselor keeps suggesting universities with a strong LGBTQIA presence, Remy knows she isn t even trying to see him as a whole, but only as somebody who can be pigeonholed and fast tracked to success, defined by other people Mrs Scott sees me as a gay, black teen she can guide to success My world is filled with identities overshadowing who I am Who I think I am.When we meet Remy, he is already pretty much over the break up of his first serious relationship As we all know, being in or out of a relationship can also be a powerful label status Some students at his school will only see or recognise him as an ex boyfriend of another popular student I really liked the slow burn romance in this book, and the way the author discusses the importance of consent in a subtle way It isn t just in Ian s asking Can I hold your hand yes, you should be aware that not everybody is comfortable with being touched, and not everybody is comfortable with sharing personal space, to say nothing of taking a relationship to a new level It is also in Remy s sensitivity towards a friend who might or might not want to join GSA club He is very careful not to impose his help or support, or make assumptions about people needing them.I found Remy s reflections on his coming out very perceptive The thing is, you always have to come out Every day To new people, to people you have known forever, to people who keep trying to ignore it.This is it You reveal yourself, who you think you are, to people around you Every day To people who love and know and support you To new people With some of them, it is going to be easy, with others awkward Yet another group of people will not accept you or care or even acknowledge that you exist and are a unique human being You will always remain invisible or pigeonholed to them We also change as we go through our lives and some of the facets of our identity, personality and experience becomeprominent, while others fade away or become a distant history We reveal ourselves to people around us, this is our right and our privilege to be what we think we are, not what somebody else expects us to be.Thank you to Edelweiss and Duet Books for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion Everyone on campus knows Remy Cameron He s the out and gay, super likable guy that people admire for his confidence The only person who may not know Remy that well is Remy himself So when he is assigned to write an essay describing himself, he goes on a journey to reconcile the labels that people have attached to him, and get to know the real Remy Cameron ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ Poltergeist (Greywalker, By Kat Richardson ➦ – Kleankitchen.co.uk super likable guy that people admire for his confidence The only person who may not know Remy that well is Remy himself So when he is assigned to write an essay describing himself ❃ [EPUB] ✻ OBaby By Geoffrey Johnson ➜ – Kleankitchen.co.uk he goes on a journey to reconcile the labels that people have attached to him ➥ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Ebook ➫ Author Pamela Clare – Kleankitchen.co.uk and get to know the real Remy Cameron 4.5 stars.Why didn t books like How to Be Remy Cameron exist when I was a teenager We have no control over what labels others give us, but we can define who we are by the ones we choose to give ourselves Remy Cameron is a pretty likable guy He s a good son even when his parents get embarrassing , he loves being a big brother, he s a great friend, and most people admire his courage for coming out at 14.Remy is a lot of things he s a teenager, he s adopted he s African American while his 4.5 stars.Why didn t books like How to Be Remy Cameron exist when I was a teenager We have no control over what labels others give us, but we can define who we are by the ones we choose to give ourselves Remy Cameron is a pretty likable guy He s a good son even when his parents get embarrassing , he loves being a big brother, he s a great friend, and most people admire his courage for coming out at 14.Remy is a lot of things he s a teenager, he s adopted he s African American while his adoptive parents are white , he s gay and the president of his school s gay straight alliance but isn t hethan just a bunch of characteristics Yet when he gets an assignment from a teacher he believes is a crucial part of getting into his dream college next year, it throws him for a loop he has to write about who he is and who he wants to be.Why is answering that question so hard Why can t he see himself asthan the visible things others see him as His inability to answer the question of who he is starts to affect everything his schoolwork, his friendships, and could threaten his future And when he becomes infatuated with a returning classmate struggling with his own identity, and meets someone who might know how he s feeling, he doesn t know how to process everything.I really enjoyed this heartfelt, poignant, thought provoking book It s so difficult to figure out who you are, particularly in high school, and Remy s struggles both felt familiar and unique.I ve said many times before I wish that books like this existed when I was younger because it would have given me hope when I needed it most, hope that I would ve found acceptance and happiness being true to myself But I m so glad these books exist today, because while life isn t quite perfect, it s certainly aaccepting world in many places, and you canoften live the life you want.It s ironic that Becky Albertalli, author of Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda , blurbed this book, because How to Be Remy Cameron reminded me a little of that one, although I felt it had a littleemotional heft But both are such great books for today s youth to read.Julian Winters did a really great job creating characters I cared about who werethan typical high school stereotypes in fact, he turned many of those on their head This really was so sweet and it made me smile See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.You can follow me on Instagram at 10 stars This book is everything. the amount of times Remy is h rny in this I can t do it2.5 stars The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.25 StarsFull review hereThis book is an introspective journey that Remy, the main character, embarks on He s trying to figure out who he really is and what the labels, that have been assigned to him throughout all his life, truly mean I think it s an important read if the question who am I has ever crossed your mind, this book definitely puts things into perspective and makes you think, thatThe ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 3.25 StarsFull review hereThis book is an introspective journey that Remy, the main character, embarks on He s trying to figure out who he really is and what the labels, that have been assigned to him throughout all his life, truly mean I think it s an important read if the question who am I has ever crossed your mind, this book definitely puts things into perspective and makes you think, that s for sure I would have liked to seethings happening also outside of Remy s journey of self discovery, but this is only my personal preference Trigger warnings as seen at the end of the book discussions of racism, homophobia, past minor characters death, and alcoholism, as well as depictions of homophobic bullying, and a scene involving brief sexual harassment racial fetishism ARC provided by the publisher rep Black gay mc, Korean American gay liSo many good concepts went into this book It s a patchwork of beautiful ideas, a warm a gay character whose arc didn t revolve around coming out a whole pleiad of gay characters, actually,or less secondary, ARC provided by the publisher rep Black gay mc, Korean American gay liSo many good concepts went into this book It s a patchwork of beautiful ideas, a warm cozy blanket It s also made of wool, though, so I can t touch it for too long.Things I absolutely loved include supportive parents who joke around with their kids and talk them through difficult situations a gay character whose arc didn t revolve around coming out a whole pleiad of gay characters, actually,or less secondary, but never stereotypical that trope I adore and want to seeof where a person doesn t forgive their parent just because of the imagined blood tie, and.Like I said, all the ideas that this book is build of, are amazing It s full of positive energy, of love for the world for people in it, of joy It wants to share that joy with you, as you read on It s just that while I can appreciate all that, I m not the right kind of person to appreciate the writing itself, I m afraid I found it dry and a little bit boring at times, and cringy when it comes to dialogues And let s not even mention all those Harry Potter references I counted nine and I m not sure if I didn t miss a few There were also those two instances of talking about homosexuality as if it s all about a person s sex life and the romantic attraction doesn t play any role in it I mean, come on You re gay even if you don t have a sex life at all Let s not bring the split attraction model into books for teens or any books, period.In the end, How to Be Remy Cameron is a pretty cool book tackling a bunch of important issues in a respectful way I just wish I could like the style of its proseBlog Twitter Instagram Bloglovin Reads Rainbow 3.5 stars julian winters, becky albertalli, and adam silvera are all battling to see who can reference harry potter the most in a single book and we re just letting themrtccontent warnings taken word for word from the back of the book discussions of racism, homophobia, past minor characters death, and alcoholism depictions of homophobic bullying, and a scene involving brief sexual harassment racial fetishism 3.5 stars julian winters, becky albertalli, and adam silvera are all battling to see who can reference harry potter the most in a single book and we re just letting themrtccontent warnings taken word for word from the back of the book discussions of racism, homophobia, past minor characters death, and alcoholism depictions of homophobic bullying, and a scene involving brief sexual harassment racial fetishism And don t let others take pride in who you are your race, sexuality, whatever away from you They didn t give it to you they have no right to snatch it awayOnce again, I need Julian Winters to meet in the parking lot because he keeps playing with my emotions How to Be Remy Cameron is Winters brilliant sopho novel, following Remy Cameron, a junior in high school who feels he knows himself until his English teacher gives him an essay assignment that makes him questionAnd don t let others take pride in who you are your race, sexuality, whatever away from you They didn t give it to you they have no right to snatch it awayOnce again, I need Julian Winters to meet in the parking lot because he keeps playing with my emotions How to Be Remy Cameron is Winters brilliant sopho novel, following Remy Cameron, a junior in high school who feels he knows himself until his English teacher gives him an essay assignment that makes him question who he is Remy has been given tons of labels since he was a child Black, gay, adopted, best friend, older brother but none of these get to the core of his identity, so Remy then goes on an emotional journey to help him answer the question ofwho am I Like Winters debut, Running With Lions, Remy s story is the perfect blend of emotional, powerful, and heart warming With a diverse and incredible cast of characters, an adorable romance, and a beautiful journey, Winters impresses me again with his talent.First up, I want to talk about the cast of characters.Remy s friends and family are a huge part of his life, and I LOVED how present they were and how well constructed the supporting cast.Remy has a relatively large group of friends, but he has his core group that make many appearances in the novel, and they re the ones who really give him the advice he needs to write that essay I particularly loved Lucy and Brooks characters, but all of Remy s friends brought a smile to my face I loved the mix of their humor light hearted conversations with their strong emotional bond The friendships in this novel are so beautiful Remy has a different relationship with everyone in his friend group, and all of their relationships are well constructed and heartwarming to read.And then, there s Remy s family Again, I just loved how Winters handled the arc of Remy being adopted and how that played into his overall journey in the novel But what I lovedwas the bond between Remy and his family I legitimately came close to crying multiple times while seeing Remy s relationship with his family, as it was just so purely supportive and loving I adored Remy s mom and dad so much, but his little sister Willow brought the biggest smile to my face whenever she was on the page, and there was just something so lovely about the pure love this family shares for each other.And while talking about relationships, I have to talk about the ADORABLE romance between Remy and the love interest who is of Korean Mexican descent I firmly believe that both Remy and his love interest are baby, and they are the purest and most useless gays to ever exist The chemistry between the two was so existent I was actually giddy at times while they were together While this novel does have many emotional points, this romance was, most of the time, a light hearted and wonderful break in between Remy s identity crisis.And now, we need to talk about Remy How to Be Remy Cameron is 100%, without a doubt a character driven novel This novel is the epitome of quiet YA, the story is so, so human.So, Remy s character is really the driving point of this novel And I m so glad that it was.Remy is a brilliant story teller He is such a pure and kind soul, and he is truly a likeable character I couldn t help but root for him throughout this novel.His character arc is one that is really dedicated to the idea of finding yourself This novel really seeks to analyze and answer the question ofwho am IRemy was the perfect character to employ that arc, and his journey contained powerful messages, beautiful emotions, and a heartwarming conclusion How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters is a book that I cannot rave about enough, and it is a must read for teen readers Disclaimer I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review This in no way impacted my opinion content warnings brief racism scene CHALLENGED , discussion of alcoholism, brief sexual harassment scene CHALLENGED You d think that me, a queer black teen living in Georgia would come to love a book about a queer black teen living in Georgia by a queer black person living in Georgia Unfortunately, that was not the case What are the odds How to Be Remy Cameron was just a really dry book, to the extent I couldn t remember its title as I was writing the draft for this Along with what I mentioned at this start of this review, it s about a boy who I guess you would say, is at the height of the teenage struggl You d think that me, a queer black teen living in Georgia would come to love a book about a queer black teen living in Georgia by a queer black person living in Georgia Unfortunately, that was not the case What are the odds How to Be Remy Cameron was just a really dry book, to the extent I couldn t remember its title as I was writing the draft for this Along with what I mentioned at this start of this review, it s about a boy who I guess you would say, is at the height of the teenage struggle He s dealing with the fact he is somebody who is black with adopted white parents, college applications, relationships, rekindling with family members, and so muchThese are all such important topics which the book did tackle well not many authors are able to handle so many plotlines without it being a messy, half assed jumble of words binded together in pages The problem for me was that I never really got anything from it Yeah, I acknowledged everything and even related with some of the struggles Remy went through, but they never resonated with me It was like something you hear about or watch and nod and speculate about for a few seconds, but then promptly forget about right after.When I try to remember something positive I liked about this book my mind comes up blank Given the identities I shared with the main character and the topics this book handled, it had so much potential for me to adore it But, everything about it just fell flat The lack of closure with pretty much every plot point, the underdeveloped romance, how fucking bland all the characters were, along with countless other things I still have hope for Winters works Despite how much I didn t enjoy How to Be Remy Cameron I ll be reading his other novels, because I always love reading books featuring QPOC I definitely won t be rereading this one any time soon thoughrepblack gay main character ownvoices w Korean American gay LI, various LGBTQ POC side characterscontent warningsdiscussions of racism, homophobia, past minor characters death, and alcoholism, as well as depictions of homophobic bullying, and a scene involving brief sexual harassment racial fetishism taken from the book I received an e ARC of this book from Duet, an Interlude Press imprint, via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Blog Goodreads Twitter also sidenote when I was typing up this review I hadn t saved it and thought I had closed the windowhonestly the most cathartic moment of my life


About the Author: Julian Winters

Julian Winters is a former management trainer who lives in the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia and has been crafting fiction since he was a child, creating communities around his hand drawn paper people He began writing LGBTQ character driven stories as a teen and developed a devoted fan fiction following When he isn t writing or using his sense of humor to entertain his young nephews, Julian enjoys reading, experimental cooking in the kitchen, and watching the only sports he can keep up with volleyball and soccer Running with Lions is his first novel.with a side of tea Tumblr Instagram