The year is 1991, and Antonia "Toni" Moskowitz is caught in the middle, always having to pick a side. Whether it's between her family's two religions or in her relationships, she has choices to make.
Does her heart belong to the outgoing boy with the lime green nails or the girl in the black velvet skirt? Where does she fit in when both gender and gender roles feel confining?
But learning who she is and who she wants to be with has a price. Every decision has consequences, especially when some kinds of love and expression are still taboo. Sometimes it's hard to choose between being good and being right.
Four seasons. Four kisses. One year to figure out what her heart wants.
What members say
- Lauri Jo
Great YA LGBT Story
I am giving the story only 3 stars because it felt hurried in the last half. It was a great story exploring the conflicting feelings of a teen discovering their sexuality amid conservative religious views. As a teen in the 90s, raised in a conservative church, with a best friend who came out in 9th grade, I can say that it really rang true to me.
The narrator has an excellent voice for YA narration. The few characters were difficult to distinguish from each other and the pacing felt a little slow in a few parts, but overall the performance was excellent. She really brought the emotions out in the characters in a subtle and real way.
This is a lovely and intimate story about one young person's relationship with family, peers, religion, sexuality and gender. The narrator was engaging and authentic.