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By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Emotional tale has lots of strong language, sex, drinking.

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Mary H. K. Choi's emotional tale doesn't shy away from tough topics, including complicated family relationships, eating disorders, and mental health issues. It's told solely from Jayne's perspective, and some might question why Yolk doesn't include June's perspective, especially since Jayne often comes across as unlikable, with her cynical attitude and selfish behavior. However, readers will appreciate how the sisters' relationship evolves as Jayne learns to support June, who would do anything to protect her younger sister despite their differences. As Jayne and June mend their relationship and realize they'll always be connected, teens will see the importance of communication and understand that it's OK to ask for help.

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