I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really wanted to like this book, but if I am being honest.. I almost DNF’d it. It just really did not sit well with me. This book was so obviously written by a straight person who has never identified with the struggles and issues that members of the LGBTQIA+ community has faced.
And what was up with Jack’s homophopic friend (and why the heck was Jack just accepting of his homophobia?!)
I had an almost impossible time connecting with Jack, well with any of the characters really. The dialogue was super confusing and I had a hard time figuring out who exactly was saying what. I had to reread most of the dialogue. I did rather enjoy Jack’s growth throughout the book. And I did love that some bigger topics were addressed. I do want to add that this book needs a trigger warning. The Stone Rainbow contains suicide/suicide attempts/suicidal thoughts and that should be known before picking this title up to read.
Images and synopsis taken from NetGalley.