Today is my stop on Pride Book Tours bookstagram tour for The Facts and Legends of Callie Catwell by Sophia DeRise. I’m so happy and honored to be a part of this tour celebrating the launch of this marvelous queer coming of age story woven with magic and adventure, where in the end sometimes reality is harder to face than a monster!
Being a teenager can be hard, especially if you’re Callie Catwell.
She already has plenty of worries in her life—a father struggling with anorexia, a friend with an abusive stepfather, an ex-boyfriend who won’t let their relationship go, and questioning her sexuality and new feelings for her best friend— and that’s not even taking into consideration the struggles that just come from growing up.
Things suddenly take a strange turn when she sees a monster in the Lost Lake one morning. Finding that monster soon becomes an obsession, one that distracts her from the anxieties in her life. While she initially welcomes the distraction, Callie soon has to decide if she is ready to face her struggles or ruin her relationships with her family and friends—and the monster’s strange magic—forever.
Find out more about the tour here: The Facts and Legends of Callie Catwell Bookstagram Tour
This book isn’t like anything I’ve ever read before! Completely unique in its mix of fairytale atmosphere with lake monsters and the very raw and painful reality with a dead mother, a father with eating disorders, a predator on/off boyfriend, a friend who is abused by his step dad and the struggle for Callie to figure out her own sexuality and feelings for her best friend. Beautiful and poignant, desperate and hopeful, and awkward and sweet at the same time.
Read my full review here: The Facts and Legends of Callie Catwell by Sophia DeRise
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