Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Curious Book Reviewer says: 4.5/5 πŸŠπŸ‚
“There’s this world,” Elsie banged the wall graphically, “and there’s this world,” she thumped her chest. “If you want to make sense of either, you have to take notice of both.” -p.43
Adopted Jeannette has lived in a Christian bubble πŸŒ• all her life. Her religious (and crazymatic) mom is a no nonsense warrior of God… who also believes that sex within marriage is a sin (thus the adoption). Almost everyone’s the Devil to her, and the Neighbours are no exception πŸŽƒ
She homeschooled Jeannette in hopes that she doesn’t enter the “Breeding Grounds of Unnatural Passions” 🏩 and get led away from becoming a missionary or preacher. But there’s only so much you can control.
However young Jeannette is, she is neither naive nor foolish. Curious, resourceful and inquisitive, she questions her mom, the church, and weird Pastor Finch big time. But things get harder when she also discovers “Unnatural Passions” stirring within her heart…
A quirky and interesting spin on religion, love, homosexuality and how they shape the way we see everything else. Curiosity level: Fascinating πŸ˜ΈπŸ‘πŸ»

“The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious you might never come home.” -p.121


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