It's Not Always Rainbows

It's Not Always Rainbows

by Joey Paul


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The LGBTQ rainbow covers people from all walks of life. Catherine and her friends all have to struggle for acceptance in their own lives. Parents, friends, teachers, pretty much everyone seems to have their opinion on how they should live.

The only people who don

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ISBN-13: 9781543061017
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Pages: 442
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joey is 35 disabled, a writer and a recent graduate with a BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care. She loves to write and is at the moment working on her thirteenth and fourteenth books, as well as preparing her eighth book for publication. She started writing when she was medically retired from her job at the age of 19. Her first book was released in 2005 and after a brief time away, her second one was released in 2011. In addition to writing books, she also enjoys reading them, and can often be found resting in bed with a good book, a cat and an ukulele. When not resting, she loves to get out and about in her wheelchair on the hunt for new geocaches!

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite It's Not Always Rainbows by Joey Paul is one of the very few books I have had to read twice before posting a review; yes, because the writing is gorgeous and the thematic development exceptional; a book that will appeal to readers interested in LGBTQ literature and the pain experienced by a cross-section of society. Sixteen-year-old bisexual Catherine finds herself in a very complicated situation, always fighting to get accepted for who and what she is. While her parents treat her as though she were a curse to the family, she faces discrimination and bullying in school. In a world where everyone has their own definition of LGBTQ, and where gays and lesbians suffer untold prejudices, even in religious circles where they should feel welcome, Cat and her friends have to define their space in a hostile environment. This story is conflict driven and it takes the reader on a ride from the issues the protagonist faces at home, through bullying in school, to outright violence against members of the LGBTQ community. Joey Paul uses suspense to keep readers turning the pages. The reader wants to know why members of the LGBTQ community are getting physically harassed and, as they read on, they’ll feel for the characters, wondering who could become the next victim. The author has a style of writing that captures raw emotions and plunges readers into the depths of the psychological conflict the characters experience. It's Not Always Rainbows is one of those books I’d gladly classify as protest literature, a book with a powerful message of tolerance, respect, identity questions, and the freedom to be human.