Love Is a Revolution (Paperback)Renee Watson (author)
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An irresistible blend of activism, body positivity and first love, Watson’s uplifting novel is a bittersweet gem with a main character to fall in love with.
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Renee Watson comes a new YA love story about not only a romantic relationship but how a girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is.
When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani's birthday, she finds herself falling in instant love with Tye Brown, the MC.
He's perfect, except . . . Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for the community when Nala would rather watch movies and try out the new seasonal flavors at the local creamery.
In order to impress Tye, Nala tells a few tiny lies to have enough in common with him. As they spend more time together, sharing more of themselves, some of those lies get harder to keep up. As Nala falls deeper into keeping up her lies and into love, she'll learn all the ways love is hard, and how self-love is revolutionary.
In Love Is a Revolution, plus size girls are beautiful and get the attention of the hot guys, the popular girl clique is not shallow but has strong convictions and substance, and the ultimate love story is not only about romance but about how to show radical love to the people in your life, including to yourself.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'One of the most radical things a Black girl can do is know that she is both worthy of love and deserving of joy. In Love Is a Revolution, Watson takes us on Nala's journey to claim her right to decide who she wants to be in a world that so often tries to fit Black girls into metaphorical boxes. It is deftly crafted, big-hearted, beautiful, funny, honest, and inspiring.' - Nicola Yoon, award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star
'Reading a Renee Watson novel is like having an intimate conversation with a friend (or, in this case, a cousin-sister-friend). Love Is a Revolution is a powerful look at a young Black girl's journey to self-acceptance in all facets of her life, and a beautiful example of how communities become family.' - Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of The Voting Booth
'Renee Watson writes timeless fiction; Love Is A Revolution is more evidence of that indisputable fact. Nala's voice speaks to the heart's gentlest desires, and her journey is not just one readers will recognize, but one they've likely lived, or are currently living. Either way, Watson is a deft navigator who never loses her way.' - Lamar Giles, author of Not So Pure and Simple
'This stunning book is the story I've been waiting for my whole life; where girls rise up to claim their space with joy and power. I resolve to give a copy to every teenager I know!' - Laurie Halse Anderson
'A fantastic book that shows self-love is just as important as love for another. Nala's family is delightfully unconventional but no less loving. Watson has not only created a relatable and inspiring protagonist, but a whole community of wonderful characters with something to unique to say.' - Muhammed Khan, author of I Am Thunder
'A warm, engaging story that feels steeped in authenticity. It depicts the ups and downs of friendships, family and the sweet flushes of first love. Yet, above all, Love is a Revolution shows the importance of truly settling into your own identity. Nala's journey is fun, relatable and wonderfully empowering.' - Sareeta Domingo
'This is a story that subverts tired stereotypes - both in fiction and real life - surrounding body image, self-worth and the ways teenagers are pigeonholed as they grow up ... A lovely, relatable read for fans of contemporary YA' - Culturefly
'This loving family of Jamaican origin comes across strongly, and the food and clothes are important, but hair and how to style it is even more so: braiding or straightening take a long time, with opportunity for chatting' - Books For Keeps
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“A great summer read for younger teens”
Disclaimer: I received this as an advanced readers copy from netgalley and Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affexted the opinions expressed in this review. All opinions are my own.
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