An inspiring, uplifting and sympathetic story about sexuality and self-acceptance, Lucy Sutcliffe's debut memoir is a personal and moving coming out story. In 2010, at seventeen, Lucy Sutcliffe began an online friendship with Kaelyn, a young veterinary student from Michigan. Within months, they began a long distance relationship, finally meeting in the summer of 2011. Lucy's video montage of their first week spent together in Saint Kitts, which she posted to the couple's YouTube channel, was the first in a series of films documenting their long-distance relationship. Funny, tender and candid, the films attracted them a vast online following. Now, for the first time, Lucy's writing about the incredible personal journey she's been on; from never quite wanting the fairy-tale of Prince Charming to realising she was gay at the age of 14, through three years of self-denial to finally coming out to friends and family, to meeting her American girlfriend Kaelyn.
This book wasn't quite what I expected. I'd been eyeing it up for a while now simply because I'm drawn to all things LGBT+. I am so glad I did end up reading it.
Please don't be put of by this being about the LGBT+ community, it is a perfect read for anyone who has ever had an opinion on the community. Part of it or not this is a beautiful insight into it.
I'm not going to review this one in the same was I normally would, this is clearly a very personal story for the writer and no one should put down her experiences. However I feel this could help so many people out in the world so this is more of a this is out there post.
This is a super quick read, I managed it in an evening after work. I couldn't put it down. Having no knowledge of the author (She's quite a big vlogger etc.) I just need to know if her life ended up being everything she wanted it to be. The world is such an awful place at the moment, this book really made me believe that things can be great. That we can love each other and there is hope for all of us.
Such a heart warming read!