Mar 26, 2021TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This was my first time reading an ebook, so it took me some time to get used to this new format. It turned out to be a nice experience though. I did find that some of the sentence and word arrangement was odd, but other than that it was…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 19, 2021librarianjessicaboorsma rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This is an emotional gut punch of a book. I don't know that I enjoyed reading it, but it is a necessary book, and it made me uncomfortable for all the right reasons.
Reza immigrates to New York City with his mother when she remarries,…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 26, 2020jepompilio rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Wonderful story about first loves, sexual identity, and activism during the AIDS crisis of the late 1980s in NYC. I loved these characters, and thought they were depicted realistically with both (+) and (-) adult role models. As a mother…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 03, 2020TheyBeDax rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
My heart is broken.
This book takes place during the height of AIDS denial in New York. Many are dying but especially gay men (of color) are dying left and right while folks either ignore, deny, or relish in their belief that that's…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 13, 2019just_aswampcreature rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Man, 2019 has been such a good year for books. I find myself finding a novel and thinking “MAN, this is the best book of the year...”, and then I find ANOTHER one and then I can’t decide on which one’s better. “Like a Love Story” is,…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 09, 2019JCLMegB rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Great YA historical fiction that really gives insight into what it was like to live as an LGBTQ+ person in the mid-80's. The characters are vivid, the storyline is informative and covers so. much. stuff. and I learned things about gay…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 01, 2019KyCCL rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Wow! What a story! Life, love, loss ... this is all about the challenges of being a teenager, especially if you or your best mates are gay at the height of the AIDS epidemic. I felt all the feelings in this book... and its ending had me in…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 28, 2019Chapel_Hill_KrystalB rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I wish I could insert myself right into the circle of family, friends, and community in this book. While it was an extremely sad, anger inducing, scary time, the love surrounding these characters, even in the face of prejudice from so…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 16, 2019LPL_WilliamO rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Oh, this one's gorgeous. You'll fall in love with the characters and learn so much about a dark, yet significant and hopeful era in queer history. Highly recommended, especially if you stan the 80s, Madonna, and New York City!
Jul 18, 2019Tigard_LisaE rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
It's 1989 in Manhattan and the AIDS epidemic, assisted by apathetic politicians and drug companies, has devastated the gay community. The people of the Act Up movement refuse to be destroyed, however, and they continue on, fighting for…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jul 13, 2019katmz rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I will tell you now: I cried while reading this book. This book takes place during the AIDS crisis which plays a large role in how the story unfolds. You are immediately plunged into a world of activism and the heartbreaking emotions and…Read moreRead more of this comment