The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

Perfect for fans of Nina LaCour and Nicola Yoon comes a novel about first love and family secrets from Stonewall Book Award winner Brandy Colbert. Dove "Birdie" Randolph works hard to be the perfect daughter and follow the path her parents have laid out for her: She quit playing her beloved soccer, she keeps her nose buried in textbooks, and she's on track to finish high sc Perfect for fans of Nina LaCour and Nicola Yoon comes a novel about first love and family secrets from Stonewall Book...

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Title:The Revolution of Birdie Randolph
Author:Brandy Colbert
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:The Revolution of Birdie Randolph
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Reviews

  • Emma (Miss Print)
    May 21, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

    Pretty average YA contemporary. Some good themes of adolescence and coming of age, just nothing exceptional. Looking forward to Brandy Colbert's next release! ...

    Birdie has always been a good daughter. She works hard in school, she's responsible. She listens to her parents even when it's hard like when she had to give up soccer to focus on her classes and college prep. But it's hard to balance being a good daughter with dating Booker--the ne...

  • Kelly
    Jan 01, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

  • Richelle Robinson
    Jun 29, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

  • Kim
    Jun 17, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

    Pretty average YA contemporary. Some good themes of adolescence and coming of age, just nothing exceptional. Looking forward to Brandy Colbert's next release! ...

    Birdie has always been a good daughter. She works hard in school, she's responsible. She listens to her parents even when it's hard like when she had to give up soccer to focus on her classes and college prep. But it's hard to balance being a good daughter with dating Booker--the ne...

    This cover is enough for me to give the book five starts already. ...

    Review originally posted on my blog, It's YA Girl Reviews Disclaimer: I received this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. If a beautiful coming-of-age, tumultuous self-discovery, bad-ass revolution is what y...

    Review copy: ARC via publisher I think I?ve reviewed every book Brandy Colbert has written here on RiC and you all know that I?ve loved every book she?s written. Her latest novel is no exception. Again, I planned on reading this novel slowly like a extravagant meal, instead I ...

    Disclaimer: I received this book from TheNovl. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book Series: Standalone Rating: 5/5 Diversity: African American main character and family, lesbian character, gay characters, ace character. Publication Date: August 20, 2019 Genre: YA Contem...

    Many thanks to Netgalley and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for providing a free advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review. I must admit I am a lover of coming-of-age stories. However, I feel this particular coming-of-age story set itself apart from many of the re...

    *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Little, Brown Books for Young Reader through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.* This book had no faults in my eyes. There is nothing that I would change about this book. I don?t usually read young...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. It?s a relatively quick read of only 325 pages. I read this as an ARC so changes could definitely be made before it?s published in August. I was very appreciative of the character diversity. There are a significant number of characters who are POC. There...

    While this is a super quick read, it is one that will stick with you long after you put the book down. There are some heavy and serious topics covered in the most beautiful way. I cannot wait to write my review. **HUGE thanks to The Novl/Little Brown FYR for the advance copy in exch...

    So much love for this novel. It is primarily the story of Birdie, and how, at 16, she's learning to separate the self she wants to be from the self that her parents expect her to be. It's also a story of how messy families can be-- her mother's sister, who has struggled with substance ...

  • Rena
    Sep 08, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

  • Dahlia
    Apr 13, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

  • Heather
    Jul 28, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

    Pretty average YA contemporary. Some good themes of adolescence and coming of age, just nothing exceptional. Looking forward to Brandy Colbert's next release! ...

    Birdie has always been a good daughter. She works hard in school, she's responsible. She listens to her parents even when it's hard like when she had to give up soccer to focus on her classes and college prep. But it's hard to balance being a good daughter with dating Booker--the ne...

    This cover is enough for me to give the book five starts already. ...

    Review originally posted on my blog, It's YA Girl Reviews Disclaimer: I received this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. If a beautiful coming-of-age, tumultuous self-discovery, bad-ass revolution is what y...

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Jul 16, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

    Pretty average YA contemporary. Some good themes of adolescence and coming of age, just nothing exceptional. Looking forward to Brandy Colbert's next release! ...

    Birdie has always been a good daughter. She works hard in school, she's responsible. She listens to her parents even when it's hard like when she had to give up soccer to focus on her classes and college prep. But it's hard to balance being a good daughter with dating Booker--the ne...

    This cover is enough for me to give the book five starts already. ...

    Review originally posted on my blog, It's YA Girl Reviews Disclaimer: I received this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. If a beautiful coming-of-age, tumultuous self-discovery, bad-ass revolution is what y...

    Review copy: ARC via publisher I think I?ve reviewed every book Brandy Colbert has written here on RiC and you all know that I?ve loved every book she?s written. Her latest novel is no exception. Again, I planned on reading this novel slowly like a extravagant meal, instead I ...

    Disclaimer: I received this book from TheNovl. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book Series: Standalone Rating: 5/5 Diversity: African American main character and family, lesbian character, gay characters, ace character. Publication Date: August 20, 2019 Genre: YA Contem...

    Many thanks to Netgalley and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for providing a free advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review. I must admit I am a lover of coming-of-age stories. However, I feel this particular coming-of-age story set itself apart from many of the re...

    *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Little, Brown Books for Young Reader through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.* This book had no faults in my eyes. There is nothing that I would change about this book. I don?t usually read young...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. It?s a relatively quick read of only 325 pages. I read this as an ARC so changes could definitely be made before it?s published in August. I was very appreciative of the character diversity. There are a significant number of characters who are POC. There...

    While this is a super quick read, it is one that will stick with you long after you put the book down. There are some heavy and serious topics covered in the most beautiful way. I cannot wait to write my review. **HUGE thanks to The Novl/Little Brown FYR for the advance copy in exch...

  • Kareena
    Jun 13, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

    Pretty average YA contemporary. Some good themes of adolescence and coming of age, just nothing exceptional. Looking forward to Brandy Colbert's next release! ...

    Birdie has always been a good daughter. She works hard in school, she's responsible. She listens to her parents even when it's hard like when she had to give up soccer to focus on her classes and college prep. But it's hard to balance being a good daughter with dating Booker--the ne...

    This cover is enough for me to give the book five starts already. ...

    Review originally posted on my blog, It's YA Girl Reviews Disclaimer: I received this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. If a beautiful coming-of-age, tumultuous self-discovery, bad-ass revolution is what y...

    Review copy: ARC via publisher I think I?ve reviewed every book Brandy Colbert has written here on RiC and you all know that I?ve loved every book she?s written. Her latest novel is no exception. Again, I planned on reading this novel slowly like a extravagant meal, instead I ...

    Disclaimer: I received this book from TheNovl. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book Series: Standalone Rating: 5/5 Diversity: African American main character and family, lesbian character, gay characters, ace character. Publication Date: August 20, 2019 Genre: YA Contem...

    Many thanks to Netgalley and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for providing a free advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review. I must admit I am a lover of coming-of-age stories. However, I feel this particular coming-of-age story set itself apart from many of the re...

    *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Little, Brown Books for Young Reader through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.* This book had no faults in my eyes. There is nothing that I would change about this book. I don?t usually read young...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. It?s a relatively quick read of only 325 pages. I read this as an ARC so changes could definitely be made before it?s published in August. I was very appreciative of the character diversity. There are a significant number of characters who are POC. There...

  • *Layali*
    Sep 06, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

  • Toya
    Aug 11, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

  • Sasha
    Aug 22, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

  • Kelsea
    Jul 25, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

  • Lola
    Aug 31, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

  • Christy
    Aug 27, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Sep 18, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

  • Rich in Color
    Oct 06, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

    Pretty average YA contemporary. Some good themes of adolescence and coming of age, just nothing exceptional. Looking forward to Brandy Colbert's next release! ...

    Birdie has always been a good daughter. She works hard in school, she's responsible. She listens to her parents even when it's hard like when she had to give up soccer to focus on her classes and college prep. But it's hard to balance being a good daughter with dating Booker--the ne...

    This cover is enough for me to give the book five starts already. ...

    Review originally posted on my blog, It's YA Girl Reviews Disclaimer: I received this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. If a beautiful coming-of-age, tumultuous self-discovery, bad-ass revolution is what y...

    Review copy: ARC via publisher I think I?ve reviewed every book Brandy Colbert has written here on RiC and you all know that I?ve loved every book she?s written. Her latest novel is no exception. Again, I planned on reading this novel slowly like a extravagant meal, instead I ...

  • shalawilput
    Sep 10, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

    Pretty average YA contemporary. Some good themes of adolescence and coming of age, just nothing exceptional. Looking forward to Brandy Colbert's next release! ...

    Birdie has always been a good daughter. She works hard in school, she's responsible. She listens to her parents even when it's hard like when she had to give up soccer to focus on her classes and college prep. But it's hard to balance being a good daughter with dating Booker--the ne...

    This cover is enough for me to give the book five starts already. ...

    Review originally posted on my blog, It's YA Girl Reviews Disclaimer: I received this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. If a beautiful coming-of-age, tumultuous self-discovery, bad-ass revolution is what y...

    Review copy: ARC via publisher I think I?ve reviewed every book Brandy Colbert has written here on RiC and you all know that I?ve loved every book she?s written. Her latest novel is no exception. Again, I planned on reading this novel slowly like a extravagant meal, instead I ...

    Disclaimer: I received this book from TheNovl. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book Series: Standalone Rating: 5/5 Diversity: African American main character and family, lesbian character, gay characters, ace character. Publication Date: August 20, 2019 Genre: YA Contem...

    Many thanks to Netgalley and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for providing a free advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review. I must admit I am a lover of coming-of-age stories. However, I feel this particular coming-of-age story set itself apart from many of the re...

  • Forever Young Adult
    Aug 19, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

  • Camryn
    Sep 01, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

  • Chelsea
    Sep 21, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

    Pretty average YA contemporary. Some good themes of adolescence and coming of age, just nothing exceptional. Looking forward to Brandy Colbert's next release! ...

  • Kayla Brunson
    Aug 22, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

  • Alejandra Rodriguez
    Aug 15, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

    Pretty average YA contemporary. Some good themes of adolescence and coming of age, just nothing exceptional. Looking forward to Brandy Colbert's next release! ...

    Birdie has always been a good daughter. She works hard in school, she's responsible. She listens to her parents even when it's hard like when she had to give up soccer to focus on her classes and college prep. But it's hard to balance being a good daughter with dating Booker--the ne...

    This cover is enough for me to give the book five starts already. ...

    Review originally posted on my blog, It's YA Girl Reviews Disclaimer: I received this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. If a beautiful coming-of-age, tumultuous self-discovery, bad-ass revolution is what y...

    Review copy: ARC via publisher I think I?ve reviewed every book Brandy Colbert has written here on RiC and you all know that I?ve loved every book she?s written. Her latest novel is no exception. Again, I planned on reading this novel slowly like a extravagant meal, instead I ...

    Disclaimer: I received this book from TheNovl. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book Series: Standalone Rating: 5/5 Diversity: African American main character and family, lesbian character, gay characters, ace character. Publication Date: August 20, 2019 Genre: YA Contem...

    Many thanks to Netgalley and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for providing a free advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review. I must admit I am a lover of coming-of-age stories. However, I feel this particular coming-of-age story set itself apart from many of the re...

    *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Little, Brown Books for Young Reader through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.* This book had no faults in my eyes. There is nothing that I would change about this book. I don?t usually read young...

  • Katie B
    Jul 12, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

  • Jonea
    Aug 27, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

  • Paige Green
    Jul 31, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

    Pretty average YA contemporary. Some good themes of adolescence and coming of age, just nothing exceptional. Looking forward to Brandy Colbert's next release! ...

    Birdie has always been a good daughter. She works hard in school, she's responsible. She listens to her parents even when it's hard like when she had to give up soccer to focus on her classes and college prep. But it's hard to balance being a good daughter with dating Booker--the ne...

    This cover is enough for me to give the book five starts already. ...

    Review originally posted on my blog, It's YA Girl Reviews Disclaimer: I received this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. If a beautiful coming-of-age, tumultuous self-discovery, bad-ass revolution is what y...

    Review copy: ARC via publisher I think I?ve reviewed every book Brandy Colbert has written here on RiC and you all know that I?ve loved every book she?s written. Her latest novel is no exception. Again, I planned on reading this novel slowly like a extravagant meal, instead I ...

    Disclaimer: I received this book from TheNovl. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book Series: Standalone Rating: 5/5 Diversity: African American main character and family, lesbian character, gay characters, ace character. Publication Date: August 20, 2019 Genre: YA Contem...

  • The Nerd Daily
    Aug 29, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

  • Ivy
    Jan 14, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Drinking Buddy: Know When to Say When MPAA Rating: Adult Situations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Strong Language Talky Talk: This Bird Will Fly Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Race Relations, Cool Aunt Bromance Status: Party Host...

    Brandy always seems to write the important social issues and considering the recent win against J&J for their role in the opioid crisis, a book about the impacts of substance use disorders seems relevant. Birdie jumped right off the page and into my heart, as I am sure she will you...

    Pretty average YA contemporary. Some good themes of adolescence and coming of age, just nothing exceptional. Looking forward to Brandy Colbert's next release! ...

    Birdie has always been a good daughter. She works hard in school, she's responsible. She listens to her parents even when it's hard like when she had to give up soccer to focus on her classes and college prep. But it's hard to balance being a good daughter with dating Booker--the ne...

    This cover is enough for me to give the book five starts already. ...

  • ☼ rachel ☼
    Aug 19, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...

    Colbert's got a LOT going on in this one, but it works. Dove (Birdie) bucks her parents' extreme pressure and high expectations to pursue a forbidden love as well as relationship with her estranged Aunt, who has a long history of addiction. While in the midst of discovering who she is ...

    I want to start this review by clarifying that a 3 star rating does not mean this was a bad book by any means. I really enjoyed listening to this on audio. I liked the characters, the secrets, and the flawed reality of Birdie's life. I enjoyed the diverse representation, and I enjoyed ...

    Thoughts to come. ...

    I LOVED this book. For me it was the book that I wanted when I was a teenager. A coming of age novel about a young black girl in today?s world. The story touches on so many things but none of them overshadow the main story. I definitely recommend it. ? ...

    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn Mitchell The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is a coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old girl who experiences a lot of changes in one summer and it deals with family, secrets, first loves, and addiction. Dove was the younge...

    You can see this review and many others on my Blog "With a name like Dove, you got to fly." This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However...

  • Sarah ➖Goddess of Mischief➖
    Jan 26, 2019

    This was so raw and real and nuanced and sex positive and I loved it so damn much. Brandy Colbert is a master when it comes to writing hard-hitting, realistic YA and I am forever in awe of her. Read this book!!!! TW: addiction ...

    This is a book that truly surprised me. First, Brandy Colbert completely improved upon her previous release?Finding Yvonne?a book I did not care to finish. I enjoyed Little & Lion from her, but this was twice as good and well developed. I dare say it?s a page turner from the ...

    I finished this a few days ago and the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate all of the things the author managed to do with the story. At first it seems like a fairly simple story but in reality there's a lot going on here. Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph has...

    This is my second favorite Brandy Colbert book after Pointe! I didn?t expect to like this so much or to stay up reading the whole thing, but it was so readable and almost comforting in that way that I didn?t want to stop. I love that everyone was basically black and queer. The love...

    I don't think Brandy Colbert needs a comparison to stand out, as she's proven herself a voice in YA. But the ARC compares her to Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour and I'd absolutely agree: this is a quieter book (a la Nina LaCour) that takes on family and relationships in realistic teen ways...

    Brandy Colbert stays very, very, very good at what she does. ...

    This was my first book by Brandy Colbert and I was excited to start it. This covers some serious topics and also has quite a bit of diversity. However, what kept me from really loving this book were the characters and the lack of plot. This book just follows along with Birdie?s ev...

    Have you ever read a book that immediately transports you back to your teenage, awkward self? This was that book for me, and what made it even better was the fact that this story was about black characters and black culture, which is something that I didn?t get to read a lot of when ...

    4.5 stars! I finished this book last night and I?m still a bit stunned! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph is such a quietly beautiful and powerful story, written with a level of finesse and nuance that is frankly quite enviable for those of us with writing aspirations. Birdie i...

    This is my first time reading a full length novel by Brandy Colbert and I am truly impressed with her writing. I have read short stories in anthologies by this author which I enjoyed but this book was next level. We are introduced to Dove aka Birdie who is struggling with being the per...

    Me: *sees cover* I think I should add to TBR Brain: why? Me: pretty cover Brain: good idea ...