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If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So

lucaengelhard's review against another edition

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medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

lilymonet18's review against another edition

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hopeful inspiring lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

queer literature by queer authors!!!! i liked this much more than i thought i would. it was odd at first to read about references to fan fiction and the internet but once i acclimated i thought this was a really enjoyable, easy read. 

atamkat's review

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

bellep4's review

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emotional hopeful lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.25

Wish I’d had this book when I was younger. 

lemonbugs's review

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emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

ganseys's review

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emotional hopeful lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

woggers's review

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3.0

Cute, but a little all over the place 

addisalazar's review

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4.0

4.5 THIS WAS SO GOOD!! i loved loved loved the representation, the sense of belonging, of being yourself, of finding who you are and what you’re comfortable with. i see myself in elsie, she’s a wonderful bi character that i will cherish for a long time. i also really enjoyed learning more about cantonese culture, it was lovely to see elsie navigate in what is like to be queer in a close minded family, i loved how her parents loved her and i loved that at the end of the book even if she still didn’t come out to them, it felt like it would be okay. seeing food being a way of expressing love was lovely as well

go_maggs_go's review against another edition

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2.0

I received this from NetGalley.
I really wanted to like this book, but it just wasn't the one for me. I'm not sure what it was about the writing, but it didn't resonate with me and it felt a bit flat. It actually felt like reading fanfic, which isn't a bad thing, per se -- it's just not *my* thing.
The characters didn't really come alive for me, either, which made it hard to care about what happened to any of them.
I'll give Cynthia So another shot, because I can see how someone might really enjoy this book. I just wasn't that someone.

elinoramelie's review

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5.0

Well good, enjoyable summer holidays read