A triumphant and poignantly drawn journey of self-acceptance and self-advocacy…
Skipstone returns with a hard-hitting New Adult drama, taking readers on a young teen’s journey to self-acceptance. Crystal Rose, a high-school senior, has always admired Haley, but after she saves the latter from her abusive boyfriend, the girls become close. But in the small town of Clear, Alaska, homosexuality is not something people are ready to accept. When the openly gay Payton moves into the town and becomes Crystal’s partner in the art class, Crystal knows she has to find courage within herself if she wants to become her own person. Brookstone makes clever use of the small-town setting to reflect Crystal’s experience as a queer teen and capably portrays her struggles with sexual identity and fitting-in. The expert pacing and tight plotting keep the pages flying. Featuring an entertaining cast of disable and queer characters, this book focuses on sexual identity, abuse, bullying, family and friendship, and individual desires. This is a page-turner.
Crystal’s House of Queers
By Brooke Skipstone
Pub date May 24, 2021
Price $13.99 (USD) Paperback, $3.09 Kindle edition