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TitleWhat We Left Behind
AuthorRobin Talley
ISBN0373211759
ImprintRobin Talley Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages416

Description

From the critically acclaimed author of Lies We Tell Ourselves comes an emotional, empowering story of what happens when love may not be enough to conquer all.Toni and Gretchen are the couple everyone envied in high school They ve been together forever They never fight They re deeply, hopelessly in love When they separate for their first year at college Toni to Harvard and Gretchen to NYU they re sure they ll be fine Where other long distance relationships have fallen apart, theirs is bound to stay rock solid.The reality of being apart, though, is very different than they expected Toni, who identifies as genderqueer, meets a group of transgender upperclassmen and immediately finds a sense of belonging that has always been missing, but Gretchen struggles to remember who she is outside their relationship.While Toni worries that Gretchen won t understand Toni s new world, Gretchen begins to wonder where she fits in Toni s life As distance and Toni s shifting gender identity begins to wear on their relationship, the couple must decide have they grown apart for good, or is love enough to keep them together

Reviews

Emily May

What We Left Behind By Robin Talley

This might be my most disappointing read of 2015 I have been so excited for this book There are so few books out there about people who identify as genderqueer that I couldn t wait for this book to be available But it did so many things wrong.Firstly, I knew early on that this wasn t going to get t... (Sign in to see more)


Jessie Devine

What We Left Behind By Robin Talley

I read the ARC of this book, and I m really disappointed in it I think I would ve liked it, except .The genderqueer representation is not good at all First, I m going to refer to the genderqueer character only as T through this review so as not to spoil things T does the WORST thing that reinforces ... (Sign in to see more)


Taneika

What We Left Behind By Robin Talley

I don t really know where to start with this review All I really know is I was SO excited to read this There is so little representation of people who identify as genderqueer and I couldn t wait to get my hands on it, but I ended up so incredibly disappointed.Also to note, for the purposes of this r... (Sign in to see more)


Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)

What We Left Behind By Robin Talley

This is not positive representation of what it means to be genderqueer If you were attracted to this book in part because Toni is genderqueer, What We Left Behind will only leave you disappointed and enraged because it is used interchangably with being trans and generally treated as a transit... (Sign in to see more)


thebookbitch

What We Left Behind By Robin Talley

After having time to think about the book the and I grew irritated Robin Talley has great writing and Toni and Gretchen were great characters, however, she definitely missed a few important points on what it is to be Genderqueer I was so wrapped up in this whirlwind story that I wasn t paying so ... (Sign in to see more)


Sue (Hollywood News Source)

What We Left Behind By Robin Talley

This book will contain spoilers, and quotes from the book.When a book opened up with a relatable litany such as these You re bound to think, Oh, hell yes This shit might be good It better be good.However, What We Left Behind drastically failed in every standard that I was highly holding itself into ... (Sign in to see more)


Kat (Lost in Neverland)

What We Left Behind By Robin Talley

Want.


Adriana

What We Left Behind By Robin Talley

I agree with this review in every respect Still, I will try to elaborate on my thoughts.This book is problematic in ways than I can describe Do NOT look to this book to educate you on the trans spectrum or the queer community in general This is not good queer representation, even worse genderqueer ... (Sign in to see more)


Antonia

What We Left Behind By Robin Talley

Another YA book by the fabulous Robin Talley and it s involving not only homosexuality but transsexuality


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What We Left Behind By Robin Talley

Review to comeOkay I ve been looking forward to this review, mainly because I have a lot to say So lately I ve been reading a lot of LGBTQ to broaden my horizons Unfortunately, I haven t liked many of the books in that genre This book was one of those books.Plot So this book was about a lesbian coup... (Sign in to see more)


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