Review: Peta Lyre's Rating Normal by Anna Whateley
Then things start to fall apart and Peta needs to decide whether the rules that she has been living by really matter.
This was a charming own voices read written with a whole lot of heart and understanding for the main character. Adolescence is a tough time, and its even tougher for someone who has to stop and think about whether following their natural impulses is okay, or if it will just cause them more trouble. It gave me a real appreciation for the way that people feel the need to mask themselves in public, to deny their sense of self in the hope of being considered socially acceptable. The ratings that Peta gave herself broke my heart a little, but something about it also made the story feel very real.
This book was read for the Aussie Author Challenge 2020