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Our Own Private Universe
by Robin Talley


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Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory. And it's mostly about sex.

No, it isn't that kind of theory. Aki already knows she's bisexual--even if, until now, it's mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the only person who knows she likes girls, too.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory. And it's mostly about sex.

No, it isn't that kind of theory. Aki already knows she's bisexual--even if, until now, it's mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the only person who knows she likes girls, too.

Actually, Aki's theory is that she's got only one shot at living an interesting life--and that means she's got to stop sitting around and thinking so much. It's time for her to actually do something. Or at least try.

So when Aki and Lori set off on a church youth-group trip to a small Mexican town for the summer and Aki meets Christa--slightly older, far more experienced--it seems her theory is prime for the testing.

But it's not going to be easy. For one thing, how exactly do two girls have sex, anyway? And more important, how can you tell if you're in love? It's going to be a summer of testing theories--and the result may just be love.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780373211982
  • ISBN-10: 0373211988
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 384
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-17
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Young Adult Fiction > LGBT
Books > Young Adult Fiction > Social Themes - Dating & Sex
Books > Young Adult Fiction > Romance - LGBT

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-12-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon is a preachers daughter, a talented musician, the black girl with braids, and bisexualthough not everyone knows about that last item. Aki has never had a girlfriend or boyfriend, but during a youth group trip to Mexico, she finally allows herself to explore. Sparks fly when she meets a girl named Christa, even though Christa is closeted about her own interest in girls. Aki, meanwhile, worries about coming out to her father while dealing with her older brother, Drew, who plans to drop out of college and enlist in the army; both situations have the potential to cause conflict with their father, and they also serve as neat parallels to larger conversations within their church about war and gay marriage. Talley (As I Descended) realistically explores first love and first sexual experiences against a backdrop of faith, family, prejudice, and social justice. Though these themes arent explored as deeply as Aki and Christas conflicted and increasingly steamy relationship, its a valuable portrait of teenage girls learning to be honest with themselves and others. Ages 14up. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. (Jan.)

 
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