emotional funny lighthearted slow-paced
- gay boy MC with dyspraxia
- mlm LI
- mlm SCs
- Black SC
See, here's the thing: Pages I Never Wrote could have been a cute and fluffy three- to three and a half-star read for me. The protagonist and the love interest were cute together, and the side characters were interesting enough.
However, one huge aspect of the story left me with a bad taste in my mouth: both of the "big oppositions" or whatever for the couple were linked to drug users and addiction. It would have been one thing if these obstacles were more well-rounded, but no, both were directly related to drug use/addiction. One was basically a caricature of what people view as a """crazy druggie""", and the other was a character that used drugs, it was mentioned many times throughout the MC's interactions with this character, and the big blow-out with this character focused partly on them being high. Couple that with the MC's obvious disdain with drugs/drug users, and I was side-eyeing this book big time. Which is sad because I really tried to like it, too!!
I'll have a full review on my blog in the next couple weeks.
Graphic: Ableism, Drug abuse, and Homophobia
Moderate: Drug use, Panic attacks/disorders, and Violence
The ableism also includes internalized ableism. Other warnings include: being outed; the use of the f-slur in a derogatory manner; negative view of drug users/addicts; and alcohol use.