Review Time! — Queer As A Five-Dollar Bill by Lee Wind

Cee Arr
4 min readSep 16, 2021

…the facts aren’t always what people believe them to be.

(Warning: this post discusses Homophobia and bigotry, including physical violence)

Graphic: reviewer’s own, made with Canva. Five dollar note image: Pixabay

Title: Queer As A Five Dollar Bill

Author: Lee Wind

Genre: YA, Contemporary, LGBTQ+ (Gay & M/M)

A Few Starting Notes:

I received a free digital review copy of this book from NetGalley. NetGalley provides books to reviewers as an opportunity to provide fair and honest reviews.

Lee Wind runs the awesome book blog ‘I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?’ which allows reviewers to exchange views on Queer YA and MG

I’m a fan of Lee and have commented/shared review links on his blog before, but I promise to be totally fair and honest!

Knowing of Lee, and hearing the premise, I just had to give this one a try!

This book is #OwnVoices for Gay representation.

The Premise:

Wyatt lives in Lincolnville, Oregon, in an Abraham Lincoln-themed B&B, and his school’s history project is on — you guessed it — Abraham Lincoln.

But history — well, the facts aren’t always what people believe them to be.

And, as Wyatt is about to discover, Lincoln? Was* Queer.

Cue a huge Homophobic media row that threatens to damage his parents’ business, and reveal Wyatt’s own sexuality in a hostile atmosphere…

*Really — not just this fictional version of Lincoln. Real Lincoln. Dude was Queer. #TrueStory.

The Best Bits:

This one pulled me in!

I was right there with Wyatt as he struggled, wanting to scream at his family and friends to see what was in front of their faces and help him!

The atmosphere here was damn-near small-town

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Cee Arr

Writer, reader, poet, (book) blogger @ dorareads.co.uk , Queer, weird, bookish rebel. Welsh as a tractor on the M4. She/Her. Buy me a coffee @ ko-fi.com/ceearr