Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden FruiteBook - 2016
"A sweet, sexy, honest teen romance that just happens to involve two girls--all the more charming for being so very ordinary."*
A Kirkus Best Book of the Year! A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year! A Bustle.com Best Young Adult Book of the Year! 3 starred reviews!
Joanna meets the perfect girl for her and must decide whether to break a promise that could change everything for her and her family or lose out on love in this charming young adult romance that's perfect for fans of Julie Murphy's Dumplin' and Becky Albertalli's Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees.
Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But Jo couldn't possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad.
Even if she's starting to fall for the girl. Even if there's a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too. Right?
From Library Staff
LPL_MeredithW May 14, 2017
My biggest YA complaint is how often the teenage characters talk like grad students rather than smart kids. The voices in this novel are wonderfully believable.
LPL_MeredithW Jan 28, 2017
Not only is "Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit" smart, funny, and moving, it manages that rarest of YA tricks: the teenagers actually sound like teenagers! Highly recommended.