When Lena first saw Juliet her whole world shifted on its axis. Lena, a football player dating girl who was neither popular nor unpopular, had her life mapped out in front of her, just like her parents had hoped. Her growing fascination with the beautiful new girl, Juliet, puts her on a journey of self-discovery that leads her onto a path that both terrifies her and feels right.
This is a story about a young girl and her sexual identity. A novel about coming of age and coming out. It is sweet and endearing, emotionally charged, and full of lingering sensuality. The story spans more than a year in Lena’s life and we get to see the changes that are sparked by Juliet’s presence and the effect that she has on her.
The story is beautifully written and really invokes an emotional response. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and it brought tears to my eyes several times. It is a young person’s must-read but also a good insight for parents who don’t understand their children’s choices.