REVIEW: Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman
This is so cute. It's a short story about two Jewish girls falling in love, one who identifies as bi, the other as a lesbian. Danielle is also described as chubby but is not defined by it. Every character was diverse and real and I loved it.
The author is also Jewish and bisexual, so the rep there is ownvoices. I absolutely loved the bi rep, and if you're curious about the Jewish rep, definitely read this (ownvoices) review by Romie.
Honestly, so many things made me smile! One girl is an artist, the other knits. They bond over fanfiction! There's a cat, a sister, so much inclusion, some nice quotes, and so much acceptance that I felt like I belonged. I also loved how the story dealt with uncertainty, change and loss, and that it can affect your art, or your ability to create. As someone with a depression, that was very relatable. Despite those topics, it's a very light story and a breath of fresh air.
Reading this made me so happy. It's fluffy and adorable and if you need something to get you out of your reading slump, or if you want a bit of happiness and warmth, I definitely recommend this book.
"Little points of heat prickled in her face as she realised she might be talking to a lady who walked on her side of the rainbow."