Out of the Blue: The inside story of the unexpected rise and rapid fall of Liz Truss

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Out of the Blue: The inside story of the unexpected rise and rapid fall of Liz Truss

Out of the Blue: The inside story of the unexpected rise and rapid fall of Liz Truss

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I think this is a testament to how it's just such a fun, light read, which makes it quite difficult to want to put down and pause. My biggest issue which made the last part of the book a real struggle for me: The only thing I hate more than not-happy endings, is not-happy endings that the characters telegraph for you beforehand. For Blue Book 2023: Out of the Blue, we re-envisioned Jean Schlumberger’s masterworks and created magical new expressions inspired by his vision. Seventeen-year-old Jaya has lost a lot recently: her mother, who died in a freak accident, and her first girlfriend, who has moved away without warning. Aside from a mention of some people glaring at them for their androgynous outfit, all the characters accepted it and at no point was there drama because of it.

The book also highlights her polemical nature early on; Charlotte Ivers of The Times wrote in her review that the book seemingly indicated that Truss's "university and school years primarily consisted of starting fights with anyone and everyone she encountered". I also thought the fake dating was solid, there was good communication, a well paced shifting from fake to real, and there was definitely chemistry between the characters. Boys and girls would have 100% have had practice together -- Kavya *never* seems to be at practice when Sean is. And that's where this relationship fell apart for me -- I saw very little romance, just physicality-presented-as-love.Instead of patiently trying to build public and political support for it, she simply put her head down and charged – much as she would a decade later with her mini-budget, and about as successfully. However, as much as I enjoyed the book, there were a couple things that I didn't like as much and that's the only reason I'm not giving it a higher rating. In a very blue house on a very blue street, sits a little boy who feels as blue as the world around him.

The message is perfectly pitched for the very young and delivered in a story that quickly moves from sadness to real joy. The perspective switches back and forth between Sean and nonbinary merperson Crest, which makes for some really wonderful contrasts in how they each experience events – I quickly fell in love with them both, and was really rooting for them to realise they were in love with each other! It seems this world would be world in which the sea of this colour would pass on by, though if you felt different, it might make you feel ‘sad to see the workers/ painting trees and grass’ so as not to be different. Mae bachgen ifanc yn byw mewn man lle mae unrhyw beth nad yw'n las yn cael ei wahardd, trwy orchymyn y llywodraeth.

I like how Crest and Sean kept each other in check when the other did something they shouldn’t have… I think it was one of my favourite things! So many fun tropes are in this book: the fake dating, opposites attract, the film-student obsessed with movies and wanting their own "movie moment" in real life, and the rushing against time to fulfil a goal trope. I also thought the writing could've been better, though I found myself pretty satisfied with the writing as is. An award-winning poet, she is author of If Black Had a Shadow and coauthor of Waltzing with the Enemy: A Mother and Daughter Confront the Aftermath of the Holocaust. This instant New York Times bestselling novel from Jason June dives into the many definitions of the world home and shows how love can help us find the truest versions of ourselves.

Truss had hatched a plan to cut childcare costs by slashing the number of adults required to supervise children, which unsurprisingly proved controversial.days -- this one also took only just a few days as well ( though I started it on March 2, I got distracted with manga and didn't get back to this until a few days ago! It was also super sex-positive and there seemed to be roughly zero straight characters, which was great.



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