ageorge1877's review against another edition

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3.0

Pretty cool! Really vibed with some of the essays here, particularly the ones about dual-nationality in the face of the climate crisis. Maybe I'm just a fiend for Colombia content.

Didnt always fuck with the writing style. I feel like I'm seeing this somewhat quirky millennial tone more n more and, like hyperpop, it's starting to get a little old.

Decent collection tho! Accessible! Current! Good moments of vulnerability. Some really original angles being explored here.

munyapenny's review

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challenging informative reflective medium-paced

4.0

lattelibrarian's review against another edition

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4.0

A beautiful and methodical series of essays discussing climate change and how it's ravaged--and is currently ravaging--the world and our persona llives. Johannesson is clearly a talented writer, down to the word choice. Perhaps it is this, or perhaps it's her passion, that makes this book so poignant. In discussing climate change as climate change, as a personal issue, as a racial issue, as systemic, as everything and everyone all at once, her book is simultaneously a plea and a call to action.

aidaamirul's review against another edition

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5.0

One of my favorite collection of essays I've ever read-- from a very smart, thoughtful, sensitive human being. A gem I will be gifting to everyone in my life that I love.

Feeling so full and enriched from the author's intimate storytelling and exploration of the world, its and its crises through the lens of their complex identities. I learned so much from their deep dives into the nuances of how the world is responding to the climate crisis, particularly, the nuances of flights and birth strikes.

ray_uhhh's review

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informative reflective medium-paced

3.75

rekakovacs's review

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challenging emotional hopeful informative reflective slow-paced

4.0

casab's review

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challenging informative reflective slow-paced

3.5

Very dense, took me months to finish it as I kept taking breaks in between chapters. Quite heavy, lots of thinking on current crisis (covid, climate), the occidental response to them, capitalism and identity as an immigrate woman. 

Some subjects made me push my reflections further, especially the whole part on potential motherhood in the 2020s. 

The author made me want to know her. Even though I found it hard to keep up at times, this was informative, honest and cathartic at times. 

bookmateriality's review

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hopeful informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

4.25

badger_badger's review against another edition

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challenging emotional informative reflective slow-paced
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  • Loveable characters? N/A
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  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.0

mads_jpg's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced
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4.0

I struggled with this book at first, finding it simultaneously too academic and too poetic for me to understand, but as it went on I found myself enjoying it more and more. It's both uplifting in how it discusses hope and depressing in how it describes the fear and uncertainty that comes with future-planning in this current time. I'm left feeling a lot of complicated emotions now that it's over.

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