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My Thoughts On… Proud Anthology

My Thoughts On... Proud Anthology

Hey All!
Today I am bringing you my review of the amazing Proud Anthology!

Title: Proud
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Published: March 2019
Format: Paperback
Source:: Review Copy from Netgalley
Add It: Amazon UK. Goodreads.
Summary: A stirring, bold and moving anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ+ YA authors and new talent, giving their unique responses to the broad theme of pride. Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Compiled by Juno Dawson, author of THIS BOOK IS GAY and CLEAN.

A celebration of LGBTQ+ talent, PROUD is a thought-provoking, funny, emotional read.

Contributors: Steve Antony, Dean Atta, Kate Alizadeh, Fox Benwell, Alex Bertie, Caroline Bird, Fatti Burke, Tanya Byrne, Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Frank Duffy, Simon James Green, Leo Greenfield, Saffa Khan, Karen Lawler, David Levithan, Priyanka Meenakshi, Alice Oseman, Michael Lee Richardson, David Roberts, Cynthia So, Kay Staples, Jessica Vallance, Kristen Van Dam and Kameron White.

My Thoughts

So as this is an anthology, my review is going to be a little bit different than usual. First up I want to share the tweet thread that occurred while I was reading the book.

Read them in on twitter here or below in the pictures.

As you can tell, I really enjoyed all of the stories in this book. I actually ended up devouring this book very quickly. I moved from one story to the next in quick succession and honestly, my only complaint is that there were not more stories inside.

To be honest, I am basically dying to get my hands on a Proud 2 anthology.

So, if you’re looking for an LGBT book that covers a lot of bases, then make sure that you pick this book up! The best thing is that if you’re really not into one story, you can just move on to the next one. – What’s not to love about that?

Will you be reading this book?


  • Faith

    I really liked reading your twitter thread for your thoughts while you were reading, it’s a good way of reviewing something like this with so many stories in it – I know with anthologies I tend to remember my favourites and least favourites and forget the ones in the middle so this is a great idea! I’m glad you enjoyed it and I’m adding it to my Goodreads list. It’d be perfect for my classroom library when I’ve finished reading too.

    • Faye

      I actually really enjoyed the live-tweeting too so will definitely be doing this for future anthologies that I read! I know what you mean about forgetting middle ones! Yay, hope you and your classroom love it when you get around to it :)

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