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Ramona Blue summary ´ 100 ☆ [KINDLE] ❥ Ramona Blue ➛ Julie Murphy – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life foreverSince then it’s been Ramona and her family against the world Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair Ram Ramona was only five years old when HurricanRamona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life foreverSince then it’s been Ramona and her family against the world Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair Ramona is sure of three things she likes girls she’s fiercely devoted to her family and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy Mississippi But juggling. 45 starsI'm really really really upset I didn't read this sooner and even upset that I considered unhauling it It breaks my heart to know I almost didn't give this a chance because it's everything I love and The main character is 6'3 She's attracted to girls and guys She's from a low income family in a small town She's from the south She's in an interracial relationship All of these things and coming together made me fall in love with it The writing was gorgeous SO many tabs Ramona was human and realistic and emotionally mature I really don't have any deep analysis of this other than it was really really worth my time and I encourage you to reach for it as well because it's heartwarming while also providing smart nuanced conversations about several relevant topics The reason it's not a full 5 stars is because the ending action kind of came out of nowhere but I still loved the characters so much and I really vibed with this entire thing

Ramona BlueRamona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life foreverSince then it’s been Ramona and her family against the world Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair Ramona is sure of three things she likes girls she’s fiercely devoted to her family and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy Mississippi But juggling. 45 starsI'm really really really upset I didn't read this sooner and even upset that I considered unhauling it It breaks my heart to know I almost didn't give this a chance because it's everything I love and The main character is 6'3 She's attracted to girls and guys She's from a low income family in a small town She's from the south She's in an interracial relationship All of these things and coming together made me fall in love with it The writing was gorgeous SO many tabs Ramona was human and realistic and emotionally mature I really don't have any deep analysis of this other than it was really really worth my time and I encourage you to reach for it as well because it's heartwarming while also providing smart nuanced conversations about several relevant topics The reason it's not a full 5 stars is because the ending action kind of came out of nowhere but I still loved the characters so much and I really vibed with this entire thing

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Ramona Blue ↠ Ps at the pool But as Ramona falls in love with swimming her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too which is the last thing she expected With her growing affection for Freddie making her uestion her sexual identity Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke Either way Ramona will discover that for her life and love are fluid than they seem. Now that I've read Ramona Blue I can tell you that my excitement for it was totally founded Ramona is definitely a complicated individual and reading her journey was intense While the uproar about this novel focused on her sexuality a big part of the novel is about Ramona figuring out her place within her family and how her future is impacted by her sister's pregnancy as Ramona is determined to be there for her sister but feels the weight of all their financial burdens I would classify this novel as a 'coming of age' one because Ramona has a lot of decisions about her future weighing on her and she is still attempting to just find her place in the worldIn terms of her relationship with her childhood friend her feelings for Freddie confuse her and she uestions her sexuality and it's clear that she may eventually identify somewhere under the bisexual umbrella There was some concern over the novel's original blurb but rest assured that the trope of a lesbian needing to find the right man to turn her straight is not in this book Before reading I have pre emptively given this book 5 stars because I see the GoodReads rating is so low I’m aware that this book is being lowly rated for its potential ueer representation and I’m going to speak about that for a bit RAMONA BLUE is about Ramona a lesbian teen who based on the GoodReads description discovers that perhaps she may have feelings for a boy she bonds with over a shared passion for swimming Because sexuality is fluid I do think readers deserve a chance to read the novel first or at least a few pages of it before deciding for themselves whether or not they view the representation as harmful Not everyone will agree but I do think having different representations of sexuality will allow teens to find a place in literature for literally whatever they are going through If you know me you know I have spoken out against harmful representations about LGBT characters but I don’t think that will be the case with RAMONA BLUE when I read it I can update my review download Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Julie Murphy

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Julie Murphy Á 0 read Multiple jobs her flaky mom and her well meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family Now with her sister Hattie pregnant responsibility weighs heavily than everThe return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off and soon he’s talked her into joining him for la. Actual review4 starsI've waited so long for this book to be released and I finally finished itBut before we get to the review let's talk about the 'controversy' behind this book as it garnered a lot of attention If you have had your eyes on Ramona Blue for a while then you would know the original synopsis of the book didn't sound like what the book was supposed to be about a girl uestioning her sexual identity I do agree that the original synopsis didn't do the book justice and it angered a lot of peopleBecause of that it was the center of controversy I put controversy in uotations because a lot of people were being over dramatic about it even after the synopsis was changed Even after the change it still pissed off some biphobic lesbians into giving the book 1 star ratingsI on the otherhand gave Julie Murphy the benefit of the doubt and thought it was the publishers who made the synopsis not Julie A lot of people don't realize that the publishers have control in the synopsis than the author Thankfully the synopsis changed and that seemed to calm some people downNow I'm here to say that this book was goodRamona Blue is about Ramona who is living in her small town of Eulogy with her father and pregnant sister in a trailer Hurricane Katrina had destroyed their previous home and had forced them to live in a trailer leaving them with little money Ramona's mother flaked out and is living somewhere else which didn't help the situation Since then Ramona has been living her life trying to help her sister with the pregnancy and looking out for her family Soon her childhood friend Freddie moves back into town and their friendship continues from where it left off But Ramona soon realizes she's developing feelings for Freddie Even though she considers herself a lesbian she's struggling to understand if she's bi or pan or if this thing with Freddie is a flukeAs you can guess this book deals with a lot of themes in regards to sexuality money and even some talk about racism All three blend together to make a great heartfelt story We go on this adventure with Ramona as evaluates her family life and her sexual identityI just want to point out that this isn't a case where Ramona finds the right guy and is turned straight No matter what you heard from others this isn't like that Instead it explores the idea of fluidityself evaluation Here's a uote pretty much explaining it Maybe liking girls was that common thread that drew us together but it's not all that's kept us together and you know it And I still like girls A lot Kissing Freddie doesn't suddenly erase that part of me Ramona still likes girls She also happens to be falling in love with a boy Her journey is one I'm sure a lot of people can relate to We're still growing And we come to realize that we do not fully understand who we truly are That's the case with RamonaAnyway on to my overall thoughtsI enjoyed this book Julie's first book Side Effects May Vary was okay despite Alice being annoying Dumplin' was better albeit another main character that did something that really got on my nerves And here we are with Ramona Blue a book where I liked the plot the themes and the main characterWhat I liked most was the family aspect of the book as well as Ramona coming to terms with her sexuality and that bit about racism These are real issues that can speak volumes I'm glad Julie isn't backing away from this and goes at it head on This is a coming of age story where everything is black and white With Ramona it falls somewhere in between as she finds herselfThis is not a story of a lesbian turning straight It's about a girl realizing her true self And that is okay Verdict I really enjoyed this book Julie Murphy is slowly starting to become one of my favorite authors and I'll happily read anything by here in the upcoming future Thanks for reading my review CesarThoughts on the controversyEdit 22417So the synopsis has been changed The plot doesn't seem to be bad as it was before And for those of you wondering it wasn't Murphy who wrote the synopsis I'm sure the publisher wrote it So don't take out your anger on her Also to the people who rated it 1 star without reading it I haven't read it You haven't read it Stop whiningEdit 122816A while ago I found out that Julie Murphy is going to revise the synopsis for Ramona Blue Which is a good thing because the plot could've been written differently I'm glad Julie is staying strong throughout the hate she's been getting and wish her nothing but support After the cover was released and we got the synopsis I've noticed that some people aren't happy with what the book is about The thing is these things do happen Though we don't hear about it often it's there There are people who identify as straight and may later realize that they are bi or gay And with gay people some realize they are bi Keep in mind this happens to some people There are those who are 100% gay or straight and have never felt attraction to the opposite or same sex With me I didn't know I was gay until middle school Before I didn't think about it really and just thought I liked girls Then come middle school and then I realized I prefer men It doesn't happen to everyone but it's there With bisexuality you could have a preference for one gender over the other but still have feelings towards the other A bi girl is still bi if she's with a man and she's still bi if she's with a woman So don't judge until the book is released and you have read itObviously I'm not going to mark it as read or give it 5 stars since it hasn't been released yetAnd here's a video that pretty much explains how some people who are gay realize they're bi before you go and give this book a one star because of the synopsis understand that these kinds of things happen People are still understanding themselves even as adults Some realize it later than others and that's normal