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All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson | 2021 Reads


In All Boys Aren't Blue, George M. Johnson explores their identity as a Black Queer man while sharing their experiences growing up. Some chapters, I felt, were better thought-out than others and in general the writing was simple and easy to get through. I would have preferred a more mature writing style but since this is targeted towards teens/young people - which I have to say I didn't know prior - I kinda understand. Some things though felt repetitive.

All in all, I enjoyed it as a whole and as the author said if one person in helped by them sharing their story then all will be worth it. 



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