Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan
Published September 2016
Source: It was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Juliet represents the road less traveled. Will Lena take it?
Lena Newman is 17, her best friend’s a cheerleader, her boyfriend’s a football player, and as far as everyone is concerned, her life is sorted. But that’s before she befriends the new girl. Juliet is confident, slightly damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and a lesbian.
Lena realizes that her interest goes beyond just friendship. She sets off on a path of self-discovery where the loyalty of those closest to her will be tested.
Just Juliet is about Lena, a typical high school student that meets this amazing girl called Juliet. They get to know each other and Lena sees herself surrounded by a loving set of friends so different from the ones she had.
The book was told in Lena’s perspective so we always knew what she was thinking and how she was feeling. Even though she was clearly the main character, she wasn’t my favourite. I liked her, I think she had a defined personality and definitely felt like a real person but the characters I liked the most were Lakyn, Juliet’s cousin, and Scott, his boyfriend. They were the real couple of the book, I just loved their relationship and the problems they faced to stay together made their connection much deeper. Their love and what their relationship represented just made me adore these characters.
Just Juliet was overall a cute love story that showed some serious issues the LGBT community faces everyday.
It was a really interesting book and the plot kept me hooked until the last page. I definitely recommend it.
Rating: 4,5 stars