I Love You So Much, It's Killing Us Both

Stovall’s I Love You So Much It’s Killing Us Both is like a Black punk soundtrack: rhythmic and raucous at once. Khaki’s coming-of-age experience is harsh and cutting, but she carries herself with a humor that is misunderstood by everyone except Fiona. Their connection is pulsing, as alive as the mosh pit. Stovall cuts the story apart and mends it into a heartbreaking journey. As I devoured these pages, I connected with Khaki and her faults. Stovall teases apart friendship, mental illness, Blackness in white spaces, and the meaning of love to the buzz of an amplifier. Recommended by Nikita

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ISBN: 9781593767600
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Published: Soft Skull - February 13th, 2024

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