But belonging meant denying who he was. Living as something he wasn’t had nearly torn him part from the inside out. But he also loved his family, and his community. It was bad enough being an outsider; what would happen if they just couldn’t–or wouldn’t–accept him for who he was?
– Aiden Thomas.
Happy Diwali everyone! 😍✨
Cemetry Boys has a great queer-transgender storyline. I love supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. 🏳🌈 I can say this book is not ordinary! And for a debut novel, It’s Groundbreaking.
A trans boy Yadriel determined to prove his gender to his Latinx family by summoning a ghost who refuses to leave his side. Julian Diaz, A ghost with a bad boy reputation. ☠️
This book is nothing like I have ever read, It’s unique and a refreshing concept. Yadriel summons the wrong ghost and eventually falls in love with him. Julian Diaz is the most lovable ghost ever. (Sorry Casper)👻
This book highlights all kinds of special topics such as Witchcraft, LGBTQ+ with respect. That’s what I love most about this book. 😍
Yadriel wants to fit in with his family and community. He wants to prove to his family that he is a true brujo- A boy. While on a surface level Yadriel’s family seems like they’re accepting him, using his chosen name as well as his correct pronouns, but it’s like he is being accepted from one hand and pushed away from other.
As for the romance blossoming slowly between Julian and Yadriel—it’s like a bloom of light and warmth, their moments together still makes my heart sore. But the question remains, How would they stay together?
The ending will make you go Woah! That is so badass! 💯 Highly recommended. 👻