Social Queue
ISBN: 9781922458018
Published: 2021
Zoe Kelly is starting a new phase of her life. High school was a mess of bullying and autistic masking that left her burnt out and shut down. Now, with an internship at an online media company—the first step on the road to her dream writing career—she is ready to reinvent herself. But she didn’t count on returning to her awkward and all-too-recent high-school experiences for her first writing assignment. When her piece, about her…

I personally loved this text, and it was exactly what I wanted to read. What I found most enjoyable was that I was educated on how autism can affect people, what being ableist looks/sounds like and how to fix that. It was great to be reading a rom-com type genre book that was also paired with information that correlates to and highlights issues that society struggles with today, including ablest, sexist, and misogynistic content. Though, something I didn’t quite enjoy was sometimes when sexist comments were made within a conversation in the novel, no characters stood up for sexism against women, which was sad to read as a sexist society should not be enforced. However, I would 100% recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading a novel of a young rom-com type of true love story. This book is suitable for anyone who is from the age of around 15 and up. It was very good to read a novel that is the perspective of a real person with real battles and shows how they worked through their stressors as well as shine light on the dis-abled community to further educate the audience on the importance of treating dis-abled people fairly.

Review by Charlotte, Wantirna College