elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Riding the Rainbow by Genta Sebastian

Riding the Rainbow by Genta Sebastian
Lesbian Young Adult
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 3, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1499334478
ISBN-13: 978-1499334470
Amazon: Riding the Rainbow
Amazon Kindle: Riding the Rainbow

With two out, loud and proud mothers, plump and clumsy Lily is miserable in fifth grade where bullies torment her on the playground and in class. Across the room Clara sits still as a statue, never volunteering or raising her hand, answering only in a whisper with her head down to avoid eye contact, keeping her family's secret that she has two dads.

The two girls find one another, each relieved to have a friend, especially one who understands living in a rainbow family. Lily As their families grow close and their circle of friends expand, everything is great until old lies and blackmail catch up with them.

Clara is kidnapped. Her two dads move fast, the police even faster, but her best friend must be the quickest of all. Will Lily be in time to save Clara's life or will her best, first, and for a time her only friend be killed? Everything comes down to the awkward girl's speed. How fast can Lily run when a life is on the line?

A wonderful story.  A must read for children with same sex parents.  Real life situations with characters that are well developed.

This is a so enjoyable and heartfelt read, the author writing style is so good that I surely will follow her in her future works. I loved how realistic and sincere this story is and felt. And to think that is a debut novel make this book even more amazing. Well done!

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