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  1. I’m a Hernandez fan (I really enjoyed her first book, Scarborough, for the way she incorporated so many characters in the neighbourhood). This novel raises an interesting question that you’ve struck on in your review, too, in terms of who is the ideal reader she has in mind for this book. It reminds me of that Toni Morrison quote about how if there’s a book you really want to read, then you must write it.

  2. I figured white, cis, straight people in general were the audience-those of us who need to really consider what being an ally means. Although I suspect many of the people who SHOULD read this kind of book, sadly aren’t :(

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