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on 14 January 2014
You know it's a great book when you don't want it to end and this is how I felt about Maggie & Me.
Damian and I are around the same age so through most of this book I felt like this was my story. Growing up, the confusing feelings and then realising what your feelings meant. The atmosphere created around school life was perfect. The references to the era, the TV shows, Kylie was spot on. You are taken on a journey with Damian and you feel the highs and the lows.
The hardship of the era is translated well along with the people and their day to days lives. This is cleverly mixed in with what Maggie was doing at the time.
This is a brilliant snapshot of the era in a personal level along with the political goings on. The book is brilliantly written and one I will return to one day. If you were a gay boy born or being raised in the 80's, This is your life!