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15 reactions from reading The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School // Blog Tour

Happy Wednesday!

Today is the day I’ve been counting down to for weeks — blog tour day! I’ve never participated in a tour before and was so excited to be a part of one. Hip hip hooray!! Slay all day!! (Yes, slay has been my emotional support word for the last two weeks. No, I cannot seem to shake it, despite numerous attempts.)

Huge thanks to TBR and Beyond tours for providing me with an eARC!

Book: The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School

Author: Sonora Reyes

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Publishing Date: May 17th, 2022

Purchase links: Goodreads Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indigo | IndieBound

Seventeen-year-old Yamilet Flores prefers drawing attention for her killer eyeliner, not for being the new kid at a mostly white, very rich, Catholic school. But at least here no one knows she’s gay, and Yami intends to keep it that way. After being outed by her crush and ex-best friend, she could use the fresh start.

At Slayton Catholic, Yami has new priorities: make her mom proud, keep her brother out of trouble, and most importantly, don’t fall in love. Granted, she’s never been great at any of those things, but that’s a problem for Future Yami.

The thing is, it’s hard to fake being straight when Bo, the only openly queer girl at school, is so annoyingly perfect. And smart. And talented. And cute. Either way, Yami isn’t going to make the same mistake again. If word got back to her mom, she could face a lot worse than rejection. So she’ll have to start asking, WWSGD: What would a straight girl do? (from Goodreads)

  • Ok before we jump in, I gotta say my initial reaction to the cover is that it is GORGEOUS!!! Obsessed with the bright pop of colors going on. Full slay moment, love love love.
  • HA as long as you’re self proclaimed objectively cute
  • Y’all. It’s only the first chapter and I’m vibing so hard
  • Petition to bring back chapter titles because these are TOO GOOD
  • I’m vibing with Yami’s energy right now. #girlboss
  • Seriously, her heart is so big and some of her one liners are just GOLDEN
  • Ma’am. Why. On so many levels.
  • Bestie, noooooo
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  • OK, loving the discussion about lesbianism and Yami becoming more confident in using the words
  • Honestly, above all, this book is honest. It doesn’t fluff-ify any thing, but with the clear-cut honest there is also hope
  • Sibling relationships = the best
  • Brutal.
  • Somehow this is the perfect blend of contemporary light while still taking on complex topics with grace and nuance. Laugh, cry, scream into the abyss, ponder my life choices? All of the above.
  • Brilliant coming of age with a focus on family and a dabbling of relationships. Seriously, this is a messy, lovable, perfect coming of age story.

Born and raised in Arizona, Sonora Reyes is the author of the forthcoming contemporary young adult novel: THE LESBIANA’S GUIDE TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL

They write fiction full of queer and Latinx characters in a variety of genres, with current projects in both kidlit and adult categories. Sonora is also the creator and host of the Twitter chat #QPOCChat, a monthly community-building chat for queer writers of color.

Sonora currently lives in Arizona in a multi-generational family home with a small pack of dogs who run the place. Outside of writing, Sonora loves dancing, singing karaoke, and playing with their baby nephew.

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13 thoughts on “15 reactions from reading The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School // Blog Tour

  1. omg congrats on your first blog tour!! you slayed it hehe.
    And ahh this book has been tempting me to give up every other thing and read it and after reading your post i might just do it lol. Based on your reactions i can tell this one is totally my kind of book with sibling relationships and girlbosses and messiness asljfdgkl 🥺 lovely post april <33

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  2. ahhh congrats on your first ever blog tour!! I LOVE THE REVIEW! also the book sounds amazing, AND DID YOU SAY THERE’S CHAPTER TITLES??? I AM RUNNING

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  3. OMGGG CONGRATS ON YOUR FIRST BLOG TOUR!! It was so so good ahh💖💖 this book looks SO GOOD AND INTRIGUING??? I need this nowww eeek!!! Adored your review so much!!💫💫💖

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  4. I loved reading through your thoughts!! this book was so so good and I loved seeing you enjoy it as I tried to recall what scene you might’ve been at when typing that out!!

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  5. Congrats on your first blog tour!! This book seems so good and yes the cover looks absolutely amazing!
    Loved reading your thoughts💛

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  6. Congrats on your first blog tour 💕 and this book sounds exactly like my type of contemporary. I can’t wait to experience the light and heavy side of this book! You’ve made me sooo excited about it and yes, this cover is stunning 😍😍 the bright colours are everything!!!!

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