A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow

Posted August 16, 2022 by shooting in Book Review / 4 Comments

A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow
publisher copy; all opinions are my own

Aaron and Oliver have been friends for years – understanding each other, first as gay, and then as transgender FTM as well. The book is written in verse, and we mostly get Oliver’s POV, but we do get some of Aaron’s, which I appreciated.

Since this is a verse novel, it does read pretty quick. It deals with a lot of tough topics pretty realistically though. I really loved how even after changing their names and pronouns, they aren’t always sure they’ll feel the same way in the future…and they even question picking a new name (at least Aaron does). There is a lot about Revolutionary America, since it’s something Oliver is fascinated by, and how people like them had to have existed, but people don’t always write down those stories.

While I didn’t absolutely love this one, I do think it’s one of those necessary perspective types of reads!


4 responses to “A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow

  1. Jen

    A book in verse. I don’t think I have read a verse novel in decades. Maybe the last time was in college. Thanks for sharing your review!

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