If I Tell You

If I Tell You Life and love don t wait until you re ready but what if finding yourself means losing everything you ve ever known Seventeen year old Alex Summers lives with a secret and the constant fear someone wi

  • Title: If I Tell You
  • Author: Alicia Tuckerman
  • ISBN: 9780646961255
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life and love don t wait until you re ready, but what if finding yourself means losing everything you ve ever known Seventeen year old Alex Summers lives with a secret and the constant fear someone will find out But when a new family moves to town, they bring with them their teenage daughter Phoenix Stone When Alex falls for Phoenix, there is no warning In a small townLife and love don t wait until you re ready, but what if finding yourself means losing everything you ve ever known Seventeen year old Alex Summers lives with a secret and the constant fear someone will find out But when a new family moves to town, they bring with them their teenage daughter Phoenix Stone When Alex falls for Phoenix, there is no warning In a small town with small minds, girls don t go out with other girls, even if they want to.In fear there is bravery you can either cling to the edge or have the courage to jump But what do you do when you re left spiralling through the freefall

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    1. Review also on my blog • Twitter • BookstagramRep: f/f romance, lesbian mc, Vietnamese side character Trigger warnings: homophobia, lesbophobia, lesbophobic slurs, homophobic slurs, homophobic and abusive motherContent warnings: mild sexual content Arc provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review If I Tell You is set in rural Australia, following Alex Summers, a closeted lesbian. She has known that she is a lesbian for a few years but has kept it secret, fearing backlash [...]

    2. MY HEART IS BLEEDING.I cannot even begin to put into words how I'm feeling after finishing this book. Right from the first page it is very obvious that this story is going to be personal. As a reader you are drawn head-first into Alex's life, and together you navigate the scary, harsh world she lives in, falling in love with her, and with other characters, along the way.Alex is a protagonist we can all relate to, even if we don't share the same fears. I may not he going through what she is, but [...]

    3. I was very excited when I first heard about this book, I mean a queer #LoveOzYA book by an own voices author? Sign me up. And it did not disappoint. If I Tell You by Alicia Tuckerman is a heartwrenching and beautiful debut about bravery, love and life.If I Tell You follows Alex, a seventeen year old living in a small town. Closeted in fear of the homophobia of small-town mentalities, still all to present, she hides who she is, even from her family. But everything changes when Phoenix and her fam [...]

    4. WarningIf I Tell You may cause swollen eyes and blocked nose. Avoid reading in public. If affected do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery. Keep a box of tissues handy while reading.

    5. Follows conventions of YA, but does it well. Lots of emotional punch. Authentically real (and sometimes horrifying) capture of small town Australian rural life. Alex is brave. Phoenix is the counter-weight, (and they kind of save each other). Lin, Van and Justin are excellent support.

    6. This hauntingly beautiful tale was extremely well written. I was hooked on the first page to the main character, Alex, and her daydreams, and followed her through to the end, where she might not have gotten exactly what she wanted, but most certainly got what she needed. With lines like "…but pain is the privilege of the living." the author pulled intense meaning from the sad realities of life, and in a small way helped me cope with my own life experiences. I strongly recommend this book to an [...]

    7. WARNINGS FOR THIS BOOK: slurs, homophobia, character death. Spoilers below. This book was so promising. Key word, was. Seriously? The bury your gays trope? From a queer author???The first chapter didn’t sit well with me. To me it basically said, “I am gay and this is how I know. This is why I haven’t told anyone, and this is the girl I’m going to fall in love with.” There are many better ways to say these things and they usually mean showing, not telling, and taking the time to do it r [...]

    8. This is a brilliant coming of age novel from a debut Australian author. I am sure that she has drawn from her own life experiences and this will help other adolescents who are finding their way dealing with discovering their own sexuality in what can often be a cruel world. Yes, even in 2018!Alex is 17 and has always been expected to get together with her close friend Justin from the next farm, but her feelings for him have never been like that. In walks Phoenix and for Alex the sparks fly. But [...]

    9. 1.5 stars• use of a gross trope I really don’t like• bland af protagonist and sc characters• so. much. miscommunication. and. lying.• rushed romance w literally no chemistry• weirdly overlooked subplots (van’s mi, for one)

    10. This book. Is amazing and beautiful and just heartbreaking all at once. I am still crying from finishing it. Beautifully written, with amazingly crafted characters. You’ll be missing out on something wonderful if you don’t go pick up this book and read it.

    11. You know all those short, sweet films on YouTube with not exactly complicated plots, but that, despite their flaws, lead you into hours of binge-watching? Because they're enjoyable, easy to follow and create this corner of warmth where you can just sit back and relax. This book is the equivalent of that. At least in the beginning. Towards the end, it becomes quite an emotional rollercoaster. Based on certain tropes, without fully fleshed-out characters, except maybe for the main one, it still ma [...]

    12. This coming of age story follows, Alex, a teenage girl living in rural Australia living in fear that someone will find out her secret, that she is a lesbian. Living in a small town with small minded people, Alex knows that she will not be accepted for who she is, so she is happy living in secret until she can move away and be who she wants to be when she graduates high school.Enter Phoenix Stone, the out and proud lesbian whose family just moved to town. She doesn't care what anyone has to say a [...]

    13. If I tell you is a powerful read right from the start. I read this book in two days, which doesn’t happen very often for me. Alicia Tuckerman’s writing is beautiful and fully captures life in a small country town in rural Australia. This story made me feel all the emotions, I was laughing, crying and smiling my way through it. The ending is definitely a tear-jerker. I think If I tell you is a story that will stick with me, it shows just how hard it is to come out and how important it is to b [...]

    14. *Thank you to NetGalley for providing a digital copy of this ARC for review*This book follows our main character, Alex, and her journey in coming out as a lesbian to her friends, family, and extremely judgmental/rural community.I did not like this book, I had a very difficult time connecting with it. I appreciated the message and story that it was telling, though. The execution and editing felt very clunky. The ending was too over the top dramatic and not believable.I do think that there are rea [...]

    15. Fuck every heterosexual out there who is a homophobe. I’m a wreck. More in the morning when I’ve stopped crying.

    16. This was one of my favourite books so far this year - it is set in rural Australia, the writing is accessible and authentic, and it gave me ALL of the feelings. I feel like this is a really important book to have our there for teens - while no one story is going to be everyone's story, the more stories lthat we have out there, the more likely people will see themselves represented. Trigger warning for some really awful homophobia. Thanks to Pantera press for sending me a review copy!

    17. I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters in this book. I also thought that they were relateable and enjoyable to read about. The book raised a lot of important topics. I didn't expect the story to end the way that it did. However, I did sort of predict the ending. Although, something I didn't like about it was that it the author used a lot of Australian slang. As an Australian myself, I understood it but I felt that if a non-Australian were to read this book they wouldn't understand it [...]

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