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Homebodies by Tembe Denton-Hurst

bejulien's review against another edition

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

3.25

peppermint21's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

chelebrity91's review against another edition

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

3.0

The writing was top tier but this book was also INFURIATING. I wanted to shake Mickey, not so much for the work things just the stuff with Lex. Lex deserved so much better. 

5 stars for writing 
1 star for the main character because I’m just not okay with how things went down. 

lizzv's review against another edition

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emotional reflective slow-paced

4.0

watson_my_shelf's review against another edition

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2.5

 
Fair warning: this is a book I did not enjoy. 

I was drawn to this book because it has a plus size female main character and it’s sapphic. But unfortunately this book was not for me. 

The main character, Mickey, returns to her hometown after being replaced at her job and having a falling out with her partner. 

Mickey was so ANNOYING to me. And not in a way that she grows throughout the story. A character who does not listen to their best friends even when they give plenty of evidence, is not a character I like!! ANd she kept making the same mistake over and over again. It was a vicious cycle of being in Mickey’s head: she would convince herself something was OK, learn it was not, convince herself to avoid it, and then suddenly repeat the cycle. It’s hard for me to enjoy a book when the character is flawed and has really no growth throughout the book. 

I do appreciate how this book highlights racism in the media and journalism worlds. The author highlights how people of color in certain industries have to work so much harder to be seen and valued. And about how much white feminism infiltrates these spaces. This made me think a lot! 

Overall, I would not recommend it. The ending was very disappointing and none of the characters really stuck out to me. 

 

michaelttay's review against another edition

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

3.75

khauhelo's review against another edition

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4.0

Sometimes Mickey was so frustrating.

hurrrae's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

read it in one day, loved it. 

jrabz's review against another edition

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

3.75

kellierickson's review against another edition

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5.0

I loved it 🥹🥹🥹🥹🥹🥹🥹