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A Scatter of Light

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sensitive story of teen discovering her sexuality.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Great Role Models

Incredible book. I love the queer représentation. Some sex scenes but nothing we haven’t seen before.

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This sensitively written queer coming-of-age story explores broken family ties, friendship, heartbreak, and first love. Readers of Last Night at the Telegraph Club will be delighted to discover its two main characters reappear in A Scatter of Light. Lily Hu (who turns out to be related to Aria) and Kathy Miller are now married after being together for 53 years. Each has achieved their dreams, with Lily working on robotic spacecraft and Kathy training women hoping to become astronauts.

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