Vanilla by Billy Merrell

Vanilla

A bold, groundbreaking novel about coming out, coming into your own, and coming apart. Hunter and Van become boyfriends before they're even teenagers, and stay a couple even when adolescence intervenes. But in high school, conflict arises -- mostly because Hunter is much more comfortable with the sex part of sexual identity. As the two boys start to realize that loving som...

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Vanilla Reviews

  • Melanie
    Turns out this book is aphobic, this review explains it thoroughly: https://stayonthepage.wordpress.com/2......
  • Lily
    I'm marking this as want to read for now, but have concerns about the wording in the blurb. ...
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    I received an unsolicited review copy of this book among several and because I felt like I owed the publisher at least one review for all the books they sent me that I wasn't interested in, I decided to check this one out simply because it was a verse novel.Now, I've heard beforehand that this book ...
  • Ariel
    I'm not the best at writing reviews but I can say honestly that this book was incredibly moving. As someone who identifies as asexual, I remember being constantly confused on why I wasn't feeling what everyone else seemed to. Finally finding a label -- which I know isn't necessary for everyone but t...
  • Roth
    If you're an ace person looking for a validating book, then steer clear of this one. This review excerpts some passages that are really troubling and offensive, as they reaffirm harmful stereotypes and attitudes towards ace people....
  • Sonja ✧ Badass Wanderer ✧
    Vanilla is severely aphobic. An #ownvoices asexual reviewer read Vanilla in its entirety, and she has detailed all the problematic aspects of the book in the review I've linked below. Trigger warning for aphobia and rape culture."Review: Vanilla by Billy Merrell" by Taylor (Stay on the Page)...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "How can you do that to a person, fill them so up with love that they're full. And then let them go?" I absolutely adore books that are written in verse. It makes you appreciate the flow and love that it brings into your life. A lot of people were talking about this book and it's one of the most an...
  • Michelle Schultze
    Hi, I'm Michelle, an teenaged asexual girl, who's struggling with being so.Asexuality is the state of being unable to feel sexual attraction. It is not a choice (which is the most frustrating thing about it). It can be quite difficult for one to know if they're asexual, due mainly to the lack of ace...
  • Caidyn (BW Book Reviews)
    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews.DNF at 9%Hedwig disapproves.I’m reviewing this book so quickly after DNFing because I want it off of my currently reading shelf. I don’t want it there and I’m getting rid of it as fast as possible. So, this book is currently unpub...

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