Queer non-fiction, discussing all things Sexuality, and aimed at a Young Adult audience.
Title: Can Everyone Please Calm Down?: A Guide To 21st Century Sexuality
Author: Mae Martin
Genre: Non-Fiction, YA (NA crossover appeal), LGBTQ+, Memoir(-ish)
A Few Starting Notes:
I received a free review copy of this book via NetGalley, which provides digital copies of books to reviewers as an opportunity to provide a fair and honest review.
This does not affect the content of my review.
A book on sexuality with a focus on fluidity?
Dearest nerdlets, this book was calling out to this Sexually Fluid/general Queer girl!
This book is #OwnVoices for general Queerness and label-defying existence, and this review is also #OwnVoices. 😊
Mae Martin uses she/they pronouns.
A quick note on this review itself:
I’ve written more in the ‘Not So Great Bits’ section than in the ‘Best Bits’ section, but this does NOT mean that there were more cons than pros.
It simply means that I had to go into more detail to explain my personal criticismsof this book, because they’re points related to labelling, orientation, and Queer theory.
(I promise I don’t get academic — its me. Practicality and clarity are my priorities!)