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Girl Hearts Girl is one of those books that every school, library, any place that involves kids should stock, because it's such a hopeful, uplifting book, and I think it would help a lot of kids who struggle with whether they like boys or girls, and whether there's a right answer to that question or a wrong answer, much like Lucy early on in the book. The struggle is clearly real, but to see more books out there dealing with being gay is amazing, and will hopefully help a lot of people the way Lucy intends.
I flew through this book. I picked it up just before the final of Euro 2016 started (because I literally couldn't care less who won, but I wanted it as background noise anyway) and had finished it before the game had finished. It's a quick, short read, with snappy chapters (with gorgeous headings! and the little planes on the pages were a lovely touch, too), and I really loved Lucy's voice. Lucy talks a lot about being anxious, and not all that confident in herself (although she uses Hermione Granger as a great way to buck herself up for scary things) but she comes across as really confident, really at home in her skin, at least by the end of the book and that was delightful. I really, really hope Lucy turns her hand to fiction next, because I would read that, because she has such a good voice.
Just read this book.