3.5 of 5
I received a free ARC from Netgalley to review for my library.
This is a lovely, powerful, and deeply important story. Biromantic, ace, woc rep? Yes please!
The story was my favorite part of this. As a nerdy, ace lady, I easily saw myself in Alice. I understood her struggles and loved seeing her logic laid out on the page. Though I feel like the story lost some of its momentum towards the climax and became slightly muddled, it found it again by the end.
The writing was sometimes difficult for me to follow. There were lines that I loved and highlighted and will quote for years to come, but then there were also sections that were so stilted or confusing that the slowed me down or pulled me out of the book entirely.
Though it’s not a perfect book, it is a wonderful one and one that I will recommend frequently. It was a quick, fun, and satisfying read, especially as an ace reader.
Note: As a librarian, the first thing I did after reading this book was make sure our library had it ordered. It’s that good and important.