A review by ladygetslit
Yolk, by Mary H.K. Choi

emotional reflective sad 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


Yolk was such a difficult read. Jayne’s perspective is so raw and broken, and as a broken person, I honestly struggled to sit with the parts of me that relate to her. This story brought me back to the darkest parts of my time living in New York, the way I wanted it so badly and never felt like I belonged all at the same time. Yet there are moments of hope in this book as well: the healing in Jayne’s relationship with her sister, her connection with Patrick, and her decision to get help for her eating disorder. As much as I struggled to get through the dark parts, this story was so beautifully written in its raw exploration of what it is to be a flawed human being. 

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