Just As I Am: A Novel

Just As I Am: A Novel

by E. Lynn Harris
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Just as I Am (Invisible Life Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must admit, I wasn't too impressed with the 1st book, but the 2nd one was way better. So many unexpected things, answers a lot of questions from the 1st book, It was very long, though. I felt like it was dragging near the end. It was a big eye-opener! Much better
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P_SHEL More than 1 year ago
I acually found out about E. Lynn Harris' books by accident. I thought I was getting a different author when I brought Just Too Good To Be True. Once I read that I was hooked. I am currently trying to buy all of his books and have read about 5. Just as I am parallels the life a lot of the African Community is facing today (religion, sex, insecurities, phobias, AIDS, HIV, love, love lost, depression, acceptancy, etc.) I broke down when I read about Kyle. I had to walk away from the book for several hours. This book is very hard to put down. It is a great read. It may start out a little slower than Harris' other books but trust me it is well worth it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has done so much for me as a gay black male. It taught me that I am not the only one that goes through situations. More importantly it taught me self love. This is the first book ever that I actually related to. If I am moved to tears by a book then it must be a great read. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow this book had me laughing and crying. I've read he book all out of order cause it hard to find each one. So far they have been great reading...
Guest More than 1 year ago
If Harris' novels seem to fall into familiar categories it is only because society so often places men and women like his protaganist in all to familiar boxes. The genius of of his work is that he allows the characters to exist in the same boxes we would place them in if we met them on the street, and yet somehow keeps them fresh, and learning and developing. There are life lessons in his work that we can all learn from.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding. I've never read his books before until my exgirlfriend suggested him to me. The way he writes makes you want to believe that it is a movie. It explores every corner of a man living a secret life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was really slow and dragging. This book is not one of my favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the book, it started slow but the development in the characters was wonderful. My first book by this author was Any Way The Wind Blows and I like how he incorporates the characters in every book he writes. I would suggest you read for yourself but the book is definately worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the expression and heart-ache people who live an alternative life-style experience. It can be important for some to be loved just as they are!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After my first Harris book 'And this too shall pass', I really think that this guy can write good stuff. This book is great among the other books I've read as well. He writes gay relationships and the black comedy perfectly that I wish I could write like that. Harris is the King of Gay-Bisexual Books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, He did it again. Mr. Harris is an amazing story teller. While this book was not quite as captivating as Invisible Life, I still finished it in 3 1/2 days. I love the way he ties characters together while introducing new ones. What will happen next?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love E. Lynn Harris. Invisible life was recommended by a friend and I've been going back to the bookstore every week to pick up something else of his. I can't recommend this book or any of his novels enough. I would like to add, that people (STEPHANIE) should not tell what happens in books when reviewing them as most people reading the reviews haven't actually READ the book yet. HOW HORRIBLE!!! We want everyone to have an oppurtunity to enjoy the books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Did't think he could top the first one but he did. This book has everything that you want and more. The feeling you get after reading this book is so, wrod can say.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To be honest, I am not into reading novels because I really don't have the time. When I started reading this book I couldn't put it down, I MADE the time. It was really good! E. Lynn Harris is a superb writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HAVE READ ALL OF HARRIS' BOOKS. I THINK THAT HE IS A GREAT WRITER. I AM WAITING ON THE NEXT GREAT ONE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Invisible Life, This Too Shall Pass and Just As I am. I have to say that I was truly impressed with the way E. Lynn Harris made each character come to life. In Just As I am, I cried like a baby when Kyle died. I cried when Raymond received the letter from Kyle after Kyles death, allowing himself to finally let go of the anger and hurt of the deadly disease AIDS that took his friend away. I felt so sad once I reached the last page, I wanted more, more, more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading Invisible life i HAD to read Just As I AM... people always told me to read E. Lynn Harris, but I was always hesitant b/c i didnt think i could get down with a book with gay relationships...boy, was i wrong! I recommend this book to everyone(ive already shared my copy)..now im on Abide with me..theyre all good captivating reads...I dont regret buying all 6 of his novels before reading them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never had I read 2 books (Invisible Life and Just As I Am) by the same author that simply left me wanting more. The second book, Just As I Am, was even better than the first. I can't wait until I get home to begin reading the third part of this trilogy. If you don't read anything else, please read these 3 books. These books will open your eyes and teach you to be sensitive to everyone's feelings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After I read Invisible Life, I had to read Just as I am, I am now reading Abide with me...These books are well written, Mr. Harris has done a wonderful job. The characters are well developed. I look foward to finishing Abide with me, and reading other novels by him.