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Home Home Free read â 4 î When a depressed Trinidadian teenager is sent by her mother to Canada to live with her lesbian aunt she feels lonely and in exile But with the help of her aunt a gorgeous looking boy and her Skyping best friend ‘back home’ she begins to accept her new family and her illness Then her mother arrives and threatens to take her backIn exile But with the help of her aunt a gorgeous looking boy and her Skyping best friend ‘back home’ she begins to a. Home Home by Lisa Allen Agostini is the 2017 third place winner of the Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult LiteratureAt just ninety pages it is a uick but enlightening read about a fourteen year old girl's struggle with mental illness Kayla a Trinidadian residing in Trinidad is shipped to care of her aunt in Canada after a failed suicide attempt Her aunt and her lesbian live in partner welcome Kayla as their guest with an option to stay on a permanent basisThe sexuality of the couple is of no relevance to Kayla; they are stable and very supportive Without reason she is guilt riddled about burdening the childless ladies especially because they were not obligated to accept such a huge responsibility Kayla's mother had always been ignorant and in denial about her condition hence sending her away As a result their mother daughter relationship continued to be strained and dispassionateKayla forms the cutest crush of the son of her aunt's ex boyfriend They soon bond over their untraditional lives and are able to give each other a safe environment to share their truthsHome Home was a good read that shines a spotlight on two taboo topics homosexuality and mental illness It was well written with simple vocabulary appropriate for middle grade students and teens

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When a depressed Trinidadian teenager is sent by her mother to Canada to live with her lesbian aunt she feels lonely and. Home Home is about a trinidadian girl who deals with depression and extreme anxiety and who after an incident is sent to temporarily live with her aunts in Canada In this book we talk about the tabu that there is in Trinidad about mental health and about being ueer We also see how she didn't seem to fit in because she didn't care about the standards of beauty What can I say about this book Well sadly I did not connect enough with the main character to feel for her I wanted to care because I've been there but I just didn't It wasn't until after the 50 pages mark that it got better and by better I mean it went from 2 stars to 3 stars and this book is 100 pages long This book could've been better if it wasn't because it was too short to dig deeper into the themes In the last fifty pages we got a tiny bit of drama but not enough to care about it and in those same fifty pages everything was resolved Overall this book was a good read but nothing wowRating ⭐⭐⭐

Lisa Allen-Agostini ç 4 Summary

Home HomeCcept her new family and her illness Then her mother arrives and threatens to take her back to Trinidad Where then is hom. Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of HOME HOME by Lisa Allen Agostini in exchange for my honest review35 STARSSent from Trinidad to live in Canada with Aunt Jillian and her wife Julie Kayla struggles with anxiety and depression and a distant relationship with her old fashioned mother Cynthia Kayla’s symptoms are so acute she’s nearly unable to function Life in Canada is culture shock in terms of diversity and size adding to her feelings of overwhelming anxietyLisa Allen Agostini does a great job getting inside Kayla’s head and showing the difficulty of mental illness in a young teen with few coping skills I could understand why young Kayla felt so unloved by her mother and out of place on an island of people who didn’t have open nonjudgmental dialogue about mental illness I wish Allen Agostini had shown positive aspects of the country and people to give readers a balanced view of Trinidad HOME HOME has wonderful diverse representation in terms of sexual orientation race mental health and family composition I’m interested in seeing reviews from readers familiar with Trinidad and people from the islandTold over a period of two months HOME HOME is a story that stands alone and also would be a great start of a series as Kayla’s journey toward improved mental health and recovery is a journey that will take years if not a lifetimeI enjoyed HOME HOME understood Kayla loved the aunts and would eagerly read a seuel