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Lovely Dark and Deep review á 103 ↠ What would you do if the sun became your enemyThat's exactly what happens to Viola Li after she returns from a trip abroad and develops a sudden and extreme case of photosensitivity an inexplicable allergy to sunlight Thanks to her crisis manager parents she doesn't just have to wear layers of clothes and a hatWhat would you do if the sun became your enemyThat's exactly what happens to Viola Li after she returns from a trip abroad and develops a sudden and extreme case of photosensitivity an inexplicable allergy to sunlight Thanks to her crisis manager parents she doesn't just have. I have been a fan of Justina Chen's ever since I read North of Beautiful and every book since has only made me appreciate her I've loved every book of hers that I've read and this one is no exceptionI think we've all heard of this condition but it's rare to see something about it in stories I've really only seen it in the movie The Others which is probably not very comforting to people who actually have itIt's scary to think about how uickly your life can completely change and that's really shown here Viola goes from having the kind of life we all take for granted being able to leave the house and do anything she wants at any time without thinking about it or taking precautions to a life where she can only safely go outside at night and even then not for very long Even light through a screen can affect her And I can't even imagine having to sit in the dark and not even be able to be on my phone or computer or even watch TV  AND because this is so rare they don't even know what caused the sudden onsetBut there's also a lot to Viola than the sudden allergy to light She's in love with the show Firefly and she's also hoping to be a foreign correspondent She has so much passion for the world and trying to fix everything that's wrong She's an inspiration and that's why it hurts so much when she starts to lose the ability to do the things she loves most and in a lot of very real ways her futureBut of course she soon finds a plan to get it all back Which I also love because this girl is in the empire businessI love this book so much you guys SO MUCH And I hope I don't have to wait long for another Justina Chen bookHighly recommended

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To wear layers of clothes and a hat the size of a spaceship She has to stay away from all hint of light Say goodbye to windows and running outdoors Even her phone becomes a threat when its screen burns herViola is determined to maintain a normal life particularly after she mee. Lovely Dark and Deep by Justina Chen is a brilliant novel about chasing life even when what that life might be dramatically different from what you were expecting Lovely Dark and Deep is beautifully written with a likeable heroine and a nice mix of uplifting messages and humour Viola has her life all planned out first travel overseas with her Aunt then major in journalism before becoming an international foreign correspondent traveling to war zones and other dangerous places to expose and report the truth But when Viola develops a reaction to the sun her whole world shifts first with sizeable hats and an abundance of sunscreen to blackout curtains and limited screen time Her diagnosis coincides with meeting Josh graphic novel writer Thor look alike who carries his own secrets and grief Viola is sure that her condition will not limit her but testing the boundaries brings many risks for which even Viola could never have planned I loved Justina Chen’s North of Beautiful and Lovely Dark and Deep sounded like a perfect novel to recommend to readers who enjoyed Yoon’s Everything Everything and Gornall’s Under Rose Tainted Skies While those two books focus on a girl’s transition from life trapped inside for various reasons to exploring beyond their boundaries Lovely Dark and Deep starts with a character who has the whole world open in front of her only to have everything change when she develops a skin condition that means she can no longer plan holidays follow her intended career path or even go outside in the sun I loved Viola’s voice From her little asides and comments to her lists and humorous take on her parents and their crisis management ways she makes for a very likeable protagonist and narrator I also really enjoyed the meeting of her many talents and hobbies from cooking to researching Lovely Dark and Deep will appeal to many readers with its wide array of interest points including cooking graphic novels writing travel and journalismRomance is a large part of Lovely Dark and Deep but it never overtakes the focus of Viola’s story of coming to terms with her diagnosis and how she will let it impact her life Lovely Dark and Deep is ultimately a coming of age story about friendship family and love about boundaries grief goals dreams overcoming challenges and living life no matter whatI loved the symbolism portrayed through the formatting each chapter page slowly darkening until reaching the deepest of black and the text on those chapter title pages changing from black to white at a pivotal moment The use of lists segments from Viola’s parent’s Crisis Management Handbook and other little formatted sections from Viola often humorous make Lovely Dark and Deep all the interesting uniue and enjoyableLovely Dark and Deep is a wonderful YA contemporary novel about facing the challenges of life and learning to adjust a celebration of love and the craziness of family and a positive diverse representation of disability The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes All opinions are my ownFind reviews reading age guides content advisory and recommendations on my blog Madison's Library

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Lovely Dark and DeepTs Josh He's a funny talented Thor look alike who carries his own mysterious grief But the intensity of their romance makes her take and risks and when a rebellion against her parents backfires dangerously she must find her way to a life and love as deep and lovely as her drea. I loved that the main character was part Mongolian since there is literally no Mongolian rep in YA literature Asian main characters are written only by Asian main characters I appreciated this a lot