Hello my wonderful Ink Drinkers! It’s me again with another exciting bookish tour. This one is for one of my most anticipated reads of the year and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. I want to again thank Hear Our Voices Tours for the opportunity. The book We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammond will be available soon, and y’all need to snatch it up quick. Please read trigger and content warning for this book because it covers many. I received an eARC of this book by #hearourvoices.
Y’all…yall. This book..this book is what our queer kids are living. This is the hurt, the fear, the bigotry, that follows our youth and causes them to suffer in silence.
This story follows Avery, a 17 year old biracial lesbian who has to move back home to a small town in Georgia to see about a dying grandmother. We watch Avery go through many trials (living in a small town myself I understand her pain oh too well), but we also watch how she navigates and come into her own.
This is a beautiful coming of age story that will make you laugh, it’ll make you cry, and some parts will down right piss you off… but in the end…. WE DESERVE MONUMENTS!