HEY GUYS, I AM SO EXCITED TO BE BRINGING YOU THE RELEASE DAY REVIEW OF THE MAKING OF US, CHECKING HIM OUT 4: BY DEBBIE McGOWAN! IF YOU KNOW ME AT ALL YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE MY DEB, AND I LOVE THIS SERIES, SO I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT THIS BOOK IS A GREAT ADDITION! TAKE A LOOK:
THIS IS EXACTLY THE WAY JESSE FEELS ABOUT LEIGH! HERE IS WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THE MAKING OF US:
The Making Of Us
Checking Him Out 4
by: Debbie McGowan
When English Lit. student Jesse Thomas meets Leigh Hunter, he has to reconsider a few assumptions he's made about himself.
Two years ago, Jesse joined Pride - the uni's LGBT+ society - to support best friend Noah, and Noah's boyfriend, Matty. As a straight, cismale ally, Jesse keeps a low profile - not difficult for someone as shy and body-conscious as he is.
Leigh Hunter is Noah and Matty's new housemate. Born with a life-threatening congenital condition, Leigh is intersex and identifies as queer - none of which alters Jesse's conviction that they are the most beautiful person in the world.
While Jesse and Leigh get to know each other, a new academic year begins in earnest, bringing with it the usual challenge of balancing work and play. Add in a week's holiday in Cornwall that Jesse and Leigh half-wish they hadn't agreed to, Jesse's unplanned involvement in the election of Pride's new officers, and some big decisions for Noah and Matty, it's going to be an interesting semester all round.
I always know when I read a Debbie McGowan book that I am gonna get a story that is heartfelt and special, and boy is that the case with The Making Of Us! This is book 4 in the Checking Him Out Series, and though it can be read as a standalone, I encourage you to read the series as it's one of my faves!
Jesse has body image issues, which made me identify with him right off, and he thinks he has to be someone else, someone better. Jesse just may find that what he needs is someone that sees him for the fantastic person he is, just the way he is! Has Jesse found that in Leigh?
Leigh is inter sex and Jesse never thought of himself as gay or bi, but for Leigh he will be what he has to be to have them! Can these two make a go of it? Or will elections and pressures outside school tear them apart?
I love this story because not only does it drive home the fact that you are perfect just the way you are, it tells us that to the right person you are everything, and isn't that enough?
Thank you Deb, for hitting on some topics in this book that are not addressed enough, and doing it in a way that makes this story fantastic!
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