Finished It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sigiura. I received a copy for review.
Sana and her parents have left the Midwest for California, thanks to her dad’s job. Even though she’s in high school, Sana quickly sees the benefits of her life change: better weather and more Asian kids (as opposed to being the only one) and…Jamie. Jamie is the most beautiful girl she’s ever seen.
I really liked this novel! There’s a lot to unpack, too, so this would be a great pick for book clubs. It deals with gay relationships, obviously, but also racism (especially racism between minorities, which I haven’t read much about before) and immigrant parents and cultural differences. Everything about it was fascinating.
Poetry also plays a major part so be prepared to want to look up everything (which, yay, the author makes really simple, thanks to post-book sections).