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Juliet Takes a Breath
Juliet Takes a Breath | Gabby Rivera
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Even if Holden Caulfield was born in the Bronx in the 1980s, he could never be this awesome. Inga Muscio, author of Cunt Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isnt sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one thats going to help her figure out this whole Puerto Rican lesbian thing. Shes interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, womens bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff. Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle? With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself.
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#bookhaul after the PDX book festival makes me excited and anxious! So many new books to read, my TBR list is OUT of control.

valeriegeary 👏👏👏 3w
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Liberty
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Happy Saturday! I have just been informed that All the Books! is the 15th-most popular show about books on Apple Podcasts in the US - of all time! WHUUUTTTTTTTT. 😮
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I thank all of you listeners. I am honored that so many of you trust and enjoy my recommendations, and I can‘t wait to tell you about more! 😘
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And for those of you who don‘t know about the show, it‘s available wherever you download podcasts. YAY BOOKS! ❤️📚❤️

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gossamerchild
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I *mostly* liked this. Once I got over my immediate and very long term annoyance with Juliet (does she ever describe her brother as anything other than chubby? That really bothered me), I enjoyed the book. I didn't think the storytelling aspect of it was particularly strong, but I appreciate what the author is doing. I loved the characters (except possibly Juliet).

Overall, I'd recommend this to teens and anyone wanting to read more #ownvoices.

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Liberty
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If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to stop time, so I could sit and read books indefinitely. But I also have so many questions about this:
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Would I get hungry and still have to eat?
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Would I still require sleep?
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Would everyone else be frozen in time?

Not that I‘ve spent a lot of time thinking about this. 🤣

britt_brooke And what about the bathroom?? 😆 2mo
Megabooks My exact thinking @britt_brooke #greatmindssmallbladders 🤣🤣 2mo
Caterina If everyone else is frozen and you still get hungry/sleepy, that probably means you're also still aging when you've frozen time, which would come back to bite you in the end! 😱 2mo
brit91 😍💖😻📚 1mo
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I‘m here for it 💪🙌

readordierachel So. Good. 2mo
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veronicaeye
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They're the type of boys that writers like Allen Ginsberg fell in love with and bleed out poetry for.

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gossamerchild
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Day 2 of #7covers7days #covercrush

😍😍😍😍

readordierachel It's a perfect cover 😍 3mo
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KatieDid927
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This was a wonderful exploration of self, womanhood, sexuality and race. It was a challenging read at times, in good and necessary ways. Worth it even for readers like me who aren‘t that into YA. #ARC

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KatieDid927
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Thank you so so much for my beautiful handmade bookmarks @Butterflyamore ! I love them!! 🤗

#BookmarkSwap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 4mo
Butterflyamore I‘m glad you love them! 4mo
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tjwill
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@GypsyKat I kept wanting to pick this up to read soon after seeing your posts, and I only just read the Preface and I think I‘m hooked! 🙌🏽

readordierachel It's so, so good! 5mo
GypsyKat Yes! I hope you love it as much as I did! 5mo
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GypsyKat
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This book was so good on so many levels! Aside from the fact that it dealt with(in a very real and accessible way) issues like racism, privilege, feminism, queerness, family, and finding one‘s own voice. It was also wonderfully written. Funny, and touching, and heart reaching, and so raw sometimes that I just could not put it down. This may not be for everyone, but I would strongly recommend it to anyone who‘s interested in opening their minds.

mrp27 This has been in my tbr a while now, it's time to push it up! 5mo
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GypsyKat
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I‘m proud of them for living their lives openly, and learning to be comfortable in their own skin. I‘m proud of them for having the courage to come forward as their true selves, in spite of difficulties that they may face. I choose love and acceptance. And if other people can‘t accept that, then I‘d just assume they don‘t follow me anyway.
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

#LitsyLove #LoveAndAcceptance #Pride

squirrelbrain 😁👍 🌈 5mo
LauraJ Rock on! 🤗 5mo
LibrarianRyan Amen ❤️❤️❤️🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 5mo
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hermyknee 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 5mo
BookHoarder32 Awesome message ❤️ but you chose the wrong 'whether'... sorry 🤦‍♀️ (edited) 5mo
Prairiegirl_reading It‘s sad to hear that you lost some followers. I‘ll be adding this book to my tbr for sure. 5mo
GypsyKat @BookHoarder32 One of the things I‘ve always loved about Litsy, is that even though it‘s a group of readers, people don‘t typically call others out for their occasional typos or errors. 😕 5mo
GypsyKat @Prairiegirl_reading It‘s so good! Definitely worth the read! I hope you love it as much as I did! ❤️ 5mo
BookHoarder32 Awe, sorry! 🤦‍♀️ no offense meant by it 5mo
CoffeeK8 Well said 💕 5mo
Bookzombie 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻💗 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 YES. 5mo
CaroPi If you loose followers because of this book they are not worth it your time. 5mo
CarolynM 🙌 5mo
rachelsbrittain Love this! Closed minded followers aren't worth having anyway 5mo
saresmoore ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
GypsyKat @BookHoarder32 It‘s okay. I get that it‘s a sore spot for me and isn‘t for everyone. I appreciate the apology though. ❤️ 5mo
mrp27 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 5mo
LaraS YES. And remember, for every *one* who left, *dozens* of us are still here with you. We appreciate hearing what you have to say. 💚 💙 💛 ❤ 💜 5mo
GypsyKat @mrp27 @LaraS 🥰❤️ 5mo
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GypsyKat
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🙌❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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GypsyKat
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Sorry about the excessive posting of quotes. I‘m just loving this book so much!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

TrishB I loved this one too 👍🏻 5mo
JacqMac Someone should send this to JK Rowling. 5mo
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GypsyKat
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GypsyKat
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Library love! ❤️📕🧡📙💛📗💚💙📘💜📚

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GypsyKat
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There are some seriously powerful quotes in this book. 💜💜💜

Megabooks *moves up on TBR* 5mo
GypsyKat @Megabooks It‘s so good! 5mo
tjwill I just saw Gabby Rivera speak last week, and I can‘t wait to read this! 5mo
GypsyKat @tjwill That‘s awesome! 5mo
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GypsyKat
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“We lived loud and hard against a neighborhood built to contain us. We moved like the earth pushing its way through cement sidewalks.” 💜💜💜

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GypsyKat
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Current listen. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

readordierachel Wonderful book ❤ 5mo
GypsyKat @readordierachel I already love it! ❤️ 5mo
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GypsyKat
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Julsmarshall Thanks for sharing this! 5mo
GypsyKat @Julsmarshall Happy to! 😊 5mo
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tjwill
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I went to the coolest event for Penguin Young Readers! Featured authors: Ruta Sepetys, Renee Ahdieh, David Yoon, Gabby Rivera, and Laurie Halse Anderson!! #alaac19

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MsLeah8417
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MsLeah8417
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Women seem to always be an afterthought are used to represent temptation. The fact that I grew up in a religious household and had never heard of Sophia further prove to me that the people interpreting Bible or misogynist and didn‘t care about anything a wise woman had to say.

Theaelizabet Truth. 6mo
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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“Read all the books that make you whole. Read all the books that pull you out of the present and into the future. Read all the books about women who get tattoos, and break hearts, and rob banks, and start heavy metal bands. Read every single one of them.“

Man, this book packs a gut-punch! I didn't want it to end, and now that it has, I'm still sort of overwhelmed by it.

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TrishB
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#romeoandjuliet #marchintothe70s
Enjoyed this one 👍🏻

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 8mo
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TheBookAddict
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Great story and nicely narrated. I‘ve been trying to find more #queerbooks by #lgbtq+ authors and this book was a good pick, I think. It is about Juliet, a Puerto Rican teen from the Bronx who is struggling with her identity. She knows that she‘s lesbian, but she doesn‘t really know what it all means and entails. She dives into an internship in Portland with The Pussy Lady, the author of a feminist book that inspires Juliet to discover herself.

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TheBookAddict
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Started listening to this today.

#diverseauthor #diversebooks

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MicheleinPhilly
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To say that I read YA sparingly would be a massive understatement but when I do I tend to gravitate to stories like this. My cynical, gay ass is overjoyed to know that these kids are out there to set the world on 🔥.

4⭐️ but a billion ❤️.

Emilymdxn Great review! Im so annoyed I was juuuust too old to live in this golden age of experimental, high quality YA lit with important messages and all this amazing diversity! When I was reading YA there was like 1 shelf in the library and there was not much on that shelf... 14mo
MicheleinPhilly @Emilymdxn I think that if stories like this were being published when I was growing up I would have been so much less miserable! 14mo
Emilymdxn @MicheleinPhilly I read my first book that had an explicitly bisexual character in it when I was 21! That could have saved me some time and misery if it had come up earlier! 14mo
readordierachel I loved this one too 💕 14mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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Yep.

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saresmoore Oh my gosh, yes! 14mo
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AlaMich Yes!!!!!!! 14mo
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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LOVE THIS!

TrishB I enjoyed this book 💕 14mo
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BookswithB
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Mehso-so

August Wrap Up

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Caterina
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Okay y‘all, so I‘m listening to this and enjoyed it on the whole, but what on earth year is this set??? Juliet has a mobile phone with texting and calling capabilities but doesn‘t seem to be aware that computers or the internet exist? Every question she has she looks up in a dictionary or a physical book? What is happening??

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AshleyC816
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I liked this one! I wasn‘t sure at first but really got into the story and the message as I continued to read.

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Nutmegnc
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The caricatures peopling this book, the bad Spanish of the narrator, the meandering "plot", the dated references. This book feels like a prose attempt at an encyclopedia of lbgtq terms and history. At first I thought it was maybe my white privilege keeping from enjoyment. But no. I cringe every time I listen but I. Will. Get. To count. this book. On. my. reading. challenge. . I kept hoping it would get better but--nope.

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Nutmegnc
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I think Lillian Claire does a decent job, but as a Spanish speaker, her pronunciation of words in Spanish gets on my nerves. It's like, I'm into the story and then there's this huge clunk that breaks the flow. And the fact that she knows she's gonna be interpreting a book about a Puerto Rican and doesn't even bother to ask someone how to say a few phrases? It smacks of the very white privilege the author is trying to push against.

jamie_in_the_library That‘s surprising, considering the writer is Latinx 🧐 2y
silentrequiem Sigh. Bad narrators make me so upset. 2y
Nutmegnc @jamie_in_the_library @silentrequiem it seems to have gotten better now. I'm on chapter 6. 2y
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Nutmegnc
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I totally prefer the original cover on the right. What about you? Also, I'm impressed with the variety of words Rivera uses for vagina.

readordierachel Me too! Although the one on the left certainly isn't bad. 2y
Nutmegnc @ReadOrDieRachel are they trying to make it more "accessible "? 2y
readordierachel Hm, I wonder. It definitely conveys a different attitude, is more mainstream. 2y
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CouronneDhiver I have my hair partly shaved off too, so I‘m voting for the right hand side 🙂 2y
Lindy @CouronneDhiver I prefer the cover on the right also (which is also on the copy I read). I agree with @ReadOrDieRachel that the left one is more mainstream. It erases the butch dyke aesthetic. 2y
Nutmegnc @CouronneDhiver very cool! I have toyed with the idea of shaving part of it but I settle for just really short. Might have to do something about that. 2y
Nutmegnc @lindy yup. Kind of changes how you view the first person narrative? And what about the line where she calls herself a "fat baby dyke"? 2y
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I‘m listening to the part with the signing currently and had to stop and post this. There has been a fair amount of me yelling during this book already (“DUMP HER” during the Banana Republic call, etc). But I‘m listening to the part where Harlow started talking about Juliet at the signing and OH GOD WHY NO NO NO NO. I saw something like this coming but oh god this is terrible.

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readordierachel This book ❤ 2y
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moarbookspleaze
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JoScho I love this cover 💜 2y
moarbookspleaze @JoScho the story is just as good! 2y
JoScho Stacked! 2y
TrishB Loved this 💕 2y
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moarbookspleaze
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I also got to see Gabby Rivera Saturday. I might be in love. #unboundbookfestival

rubyslippersreads This is an #audibledeal today, for anyone who is interested. #audiobook 2y
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GypsyKat
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This one has been on my TBR list for a while now, and it happens to be Audibles Daily Deal today! 👍

TheBookAddict Thanks for the heads up! I listened to the sample and I‘m in! 😁 2y
ReadingRover 😆 I just picked this one up too! I‘ve been grabbing up a bunch of the deals on Audible lately. 2y
Lola I wonder why the extreme cover change? Interesting.... https://books.google.com/books/about/Juliet_Takes_a_Breath.html?id=w912CwAAQBAJ (edited) 2y
readordierachel It's soooo good! 2y
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Matilda
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I loved this book and it's less than $3 as today's audible deal 💙📚https://mobile.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Juliet-Takes-a-Breath-Audiobook/B01II1MDRU?rdpath=https://www.audible.com/DailyDeal

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alisonrose
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I am so glad this book is out there for so many people to find themselves in, and telling stories that don't get heard enough. Wonderful beautiful kick ass queer feminist characters all over this story, and I appreciated the challenges to white ideologies and exclusionary feminism. The author goes a bit overboard with some, who go from being characters to caricatures. Little too much telling rather than showing. But overall a lovely read 4/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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Allow yourself to be wrecked. Know that it is finite.

blondie 🖤🖤🖤 2y
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alisonrose
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Dyingggggg 😆👯

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alisonrose
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When boys talked, it sounded like feral dogs barking.

👆🏻🐕

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Tell us how you really feel author 😂. Don‘t hold back now! 2y
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alisonrose
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Ok ok so after watching so many videos in which Cece at Problems of a Booknerd on YT absolutely raves about this book and all its wonderful queerness, I finally picked it up and am gonna dive in. I mean, just look at this cover!! #nowreading

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Liberty
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Day 4 of the @bookriot #Riotgrams Challenge: purple! 💜😈🔮

MissAimz_55 Beautiful!!!! 💗 2y
Christine11 Pretty 😊 (edited) 2y
MishAnn Gorgeous 2y
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New pin. 💪🏻💖📖

suvata ❤️ 2y
benchley1 Love it! 2y
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britt_brooke 💚💚💚 2y
Jabberwocky SO GOOD! 2y
DimeryRene Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! 2y
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