Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min

Flatiron

9781250819093

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Beating Heart Baby

Music journalist Lio Min’s debut is an epic tale of high school band geeks, queer validation and what it’s like when the life you imagined becomes a reality.

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Review of ‘Beating Heart Baby’

For many young queer people, life beyond "the now" exists only in the imagination. Imagine: a home where I'm loved. Imagine: feeling safe. Imagine: living on my own terms. Lio Min's debut YA novel, Beating Heart Baby, is a story of high school band geeks, internet friends turned IRL besties and what…

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