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Boys Weekend by Mattie Lubchansky

fictionlostandfound's review

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

3.75

This was a wild satirical dystopian ride of a story that was, somehow, able to shine a light on the complexities of gender identity and societal expectations while being actively attacked by a Lovecraftian sea creature. I loved the balance of serious themes stacked on top of a dystopian America with monsters. Great illustrations helped add to the overall mood of the story. This was a lot of fun!

annrhub's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny hopeful 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

4.0

books_blackcats's review

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A little too wild for me to continue to pay attention to

brandonadaniels's review

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4.0

Very fun. A good blend of personal, situational bits and bizarre Lovecraftian horror.

psalva's review

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3.5

This was a wild, strange read. It took me a while to sink into what was happening. I think the terror-filled, apocalyptic, other-worldly weekend away resonated with me in the end as an excellent metaphor for what it can feel like when queer people of many stripes are in extended situations when they have to pretend to be something they aren’t and accept all manner of uncomfortable and inappropriate situations to survive. Was this over the top? Yes. But in the end I enjoyed it and I feel like it has something interesting to say. That’s a win for me.

kimba13's review

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

4.0

reallifereading's review

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

3.75

erin_is_reading's review

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emotional funny reflective tense 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? Yes

4.75

bookish_brenna's review

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

4.5

poisoned_icecream's review

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challenging emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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