Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster

Feiwel & Friends. May 2022. 352p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781250822055.
Gr 9 Up–Sixteen-year-old Magdalena “Maggie” Gonzalez is growing up in the Rio Grande Valley surrounded by her rich Chicanx culture. She’s a Libra, an aspiring photographer, openly bisexual, and in desperate need of a date to her youngest sister’s quinceañera . But with conflicting romantic feelings for three different people, how does she decide whom to ask? By using social media for a school assignment, of course. For a semester-long art project, Maggie creates a finsta where she posts her photography and journals in the captions to navigate through her feelings about her childhood best friend Amanda, her ex-boyfriend Mathew, and Danie, the new girl in town. Messy feelings, a dramatic love triangle, and relatable characters will hook readers into this masterful and satisfying debut novel about honesty, accountability, privacy, and boundaries.
VERDICT A solid purchase for teen collections.

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