#BookReview for Bi The Way by Sarah Northwood

My review for Bi The Way by Sarah Northwood, 5/5 stars.  It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge (click here for more information.)

In this book, the author begins with the emotional moment her teen came out to her, and then takes us back in time to when she and her husband decided to start a family. What comes through is Sarah’s love for her family, her open honesty about the mistakes she made, and her journey to reaching a better understanding of everything her teen was going through.

There are lots of useful links, and some beautiful poems and drawings by the author, and the author talks about the problems she had with some members of her family. I can see this book being used by schools as a way of opening a discussion about LGBTQ+ and achieving greater understanding and acceptance.

At the end of the book, there is a section where other members of the author’s family talk about their experiences during this journey ‘over the rainbow’. Their comments are enlightening, and show the love, trust and acceptance this family has, not only towards each other, but to everyone.

I believe this book is essential reading for everyone, to better understand the world around us, the right language to use, and the best way we can support and respect others’ choices. Highly recommend.


As a side note, I am good friends with Sarah, and we often chat on FB, together with our other good friend, Kayleigh. The three of us share almost everything, and I remember when Sarah first told us about her teen coming out. These chats were invaluable when my own teen came out to me a little while later. Thanks to Sarah, I could give him the support, reassurance and love he needed, which was invaluable to us.

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