How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters

How to Be Remy Cameron

Everyone on campus knows Remy Cameron. He's the out-and-gay, super-likable guy that people admire for his confidence. The only person who may not know Remy that well is Remy himself. So when he is assigned to write an essay describing himself, he goes on a journey to reconcile the labels that people have attached to him, and get to know the real Remy Cameron.

Details How to Be Remy Cameron

TitleHow to Be Remy Cameron
Release DateSep 10th, 2019
GenreLGBT, Young Adult, Contemporary, GLBT, Queer

Reviews How to Be Remy Cameron

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Absolutely fantastic. Longer review to come later.Update on 9/25/19:How to Be Remy Cameron is a delightful and insightful book about identity and romance and that push you often get when you're in your late teens to figure out the rest of your life right that second. Julian's first book Running With Lions was a delightful, if simplistic, book with an enemies-to-lovers m/m romance that also explored sports and male friendship without toxic mascu...
  • Toni
    A heartfelt, emotional book on authenticity, expectations, and courage to be yourself.The protagonist, 17-year-old Remy Cameron, is in his junior year of high school. He would like to go to Emory College, so that he can be closer to his family -his wonderful, supportive parents and his seven year old sister Willow. Remy might look different from his parents and Willow, but he is very much a part of his family. He is also lots of other things: hon...
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    10 stars. This book is everything.
  • Emma
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.25 StarsFull review hereThis book is an introspective journey that Remy, the main character, embarks on. He's trying to figure out who he really is and what the labels, that have been assigned to him throughout all his life, truly mean. I think it's an important read if the question "who am I" has ever crossed your mind, this book definitely puts ...
  • anna (readingpeaches)
    ARC provided by the publisher. rep: Black gay mc, Korean-American gay liSo many good concepts went into this book. It’s a patchwork of beautiful ideas, a warm & cozy blanket. It’s also made of wool, though, so I can’t touch it for too long.Things I absolutely loved include: supportive parents who joke around with their kids and talk them through difficult situations; a gay character whose arc didn’t revolve around coming out; a whole plei...
  • .
    3.5 stars julian winters, becky albertalli, and adam silvera are all battling to see who can reference harry potter the most in a single book and we're just letting themrtccontent warnings (taken word-for-word from the back of the book): discussions of racism, homophobia, past minor characters' death, and alcoholism & depictions of homophobic bullying, and a scene involving brief sexual harassment/racial fetishism
  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    "And don't let others take pride in who you are - your race, sexuality, whatever - away from you. They didn't give it to you; they have no right to snatch it away." Once again, I need Julian Winters to meet in the parking lot because he keeps! playing! with my emotions!!!How to Be Remy Cameron is Winters' brilliant sophomore novel, following Remy Cameron, a junior in high school who feels he knows himself until his English teacher gives him an e...
  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. 3.75 starsThis book follows Remy, an out and proud gay teen, in his quest to find out who he is. I feel like the question "who am I really?" is something that everybody has asked themselves before, and this can be especially hard to answer when you are a marginalized person and you need to understand how your marginalization...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    this was so cute and fun and real, i loved it so much 😭😩❤RTC!!
  • Adriana
    Julian Winters does it again in this stellar follow-up to Running with Lions! This book made me smile, laugh, ache, and most importantly, think about how we define our place in the world.Remy's emotional journey in this story is spurred on by confusion, but ultimately that confusion leads him to question what he believes about himself and to discover his own truth. This story makes powerful statements about intersectionality, agency, and wearing ...
  • Linda
    This book is one of my highlights of the year for many, many reasons. 😭💛 It's sweet and funny, but at the same time really emotional and discusses a lot of important topics. But from the beginning... 1. The characters. I fell head over heels for all the characters, every single one of them is written so clearly and thoughtfully. I loved all of them. Remy, Remys family, his friends, the loveinterest... I even cried over a conversation with t...
  • TJ
    This book mainly consists of the phrase “Essay of Doom”, Remy describing his boners, and teenagers giving each other the middle finger throughout their constant banter. Exploring the identity of a black, gay, adopted teen has tons of potential, but those themes were bogged down by the characters’ overcompensatingly “coolness”. For example, Remy would have pointed out that overcompensatingly is an “SAT word”. He points that out often...
  • Kathy
    Fantastic writing, seamlessly weaving between heavier and lighter subjects, with characters I absolutely want to befriend.
  • Jinni
    THIS IS COMING OUT ON MY BIRTHDAY! WOW! Woooow!Read August 6th.Alriiiiighto!!! Review time, friendos. I say, to the no people at all watching out for my reviews!!!Let's start with: This book gave me intense feelings. it deals with being labelled against one's own wishes. and i'm not talking about misgendering or anything, but like, being forced to acknowledge you're different from people. like, when someone told five year old remy he was "differe...
  • Amelia
    Wow. In his second novel, Julian Winters paints a beautiful and necessary picture of what it means to be yourself and how we define who we are in a world that is determined to label you. While I loved Running With Lions beyond all words, I found that How to Be Remy Cameron was somehow even better. Remy Cameron is a gay, black, adopted student in high school who experiences a crisis when his AP Literature teacher gives his class an assignment: to ...
  • c,
    There are some people who leave our lives and it’s not our job to hold on. To ask, ‘what if,’ even if we want to. We’re supposed to let them leave. On my blog. Rep: black gay mc, Korean-American gay li, various other LGB & non-white side charactersGalley provided by publisherNo one is more disappointed by this turn of events than me. I really liked Running with Lions, so was eagerly anticipating this book. It just turned out not to be fo...
  • Elke
    funny, real, ownvoices and very.. i don't know, down to earth? there's something i cant quite put my finger on that makes this very relatable even if it's been a while since i was 16 and my life looks nothing like Remy's. definitely remarkable! it feels distinctly high school but whilst this is sometimes a reason for me to not pick up books, that was very much not the case's about adoption and complicated families and the consequences of ...
  • dani
    ok so winters is officially on its way of becoming one of my favorite authors.his books are one of the special ones, the ones that make you feel everything the main character is feeling. they make you laugh, cry, mad; you absorve yourself into it, never stopping for breaks and reading them in one sitting because of how good they are.remy is a young man defined by different types of labels: gay, black, leader, popular. the story is about understan...
  • Anniek
    Having loved Running With Lions, Julian Winters' debut novel, How to Be Remy Cameron was one of my most anticipated releases of the year. So I was HYPED when I was approved to review an eARC of this novel through Netgalley.My fate in life, it seems, is to read Julian Winters' books in one sitting, and I'm okay with that. They're just perfect books to read on a rainy (or sunny, because when isn't a great time to read) Saturday afternoon.Because Re...
  • Megan Manzano
    This is a book that is going to help so many teens as it dives deep into labels, defining yourself, and understanding that blood doesn't always mean family. Remy is a full hearted narrator that lets us into his life and experiences and leaves you wanting to protect him no matter what.There's so much discussed in this book - adoption, being gay, being black, being a sibling, being a best friend - that anyone can find a piece of themselves here. Ju...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Remy began suffering from an identity crisis following an AP Lit assignment. The assignment plus the emergence of a piece of his past plus a new love interest had Remy tied up in knots, but with the support of his family and friends, he came out on the other side a bit wiser and with some clarity.Let's just get this out of the way - I LOVED Remy! Maybe it was his penchant for putting together the perfect outfit, or how much affection had for his ...
  • Claire
    2.5/5I really wanted to love this, especially since I liked Winters' debut, but the book dragged too much and I just couldn't click with the writing style or the characters. I also picked this expecting the book to be set in uni, not highschool. Allbertalli's fans, as well as the fans of What if It’s Us will probably enjoy this much more than I did. I feel like Winters' second book was intended purely for younger generations who, unlike me, mig...
  • maya
    3.5 🌟————————————-let’s just be frank this was super gay and I loved itSo, what’s this book about?Remy Cameron is struggling with his identity. Adopted, Black and Gay are some labels that define parts of him but he is struggling to truly understand who he is. My Thoughts This book was enjoyable. It was a fast paced easy contemporary to read The writing style was very accessible and simple. It was fun and I had a gre...
  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    review to come when I have words to describe this perfect, precious novel
  • Jouska
    Thank you Edelweiss for the advanced copy!After the intensity of There Will Come a Darkness, the powerful sweetness of How to Be Remy Cameron was just what I needed. It was the right book at the right time. Reading it felt almost natural, and even though it follows the simple premise of a high-school junior tackling a pesky essay, it dives into challenging depths. Indeed, this book isn’t afraid to discuss important and heavy topics such as adop...
  • Kevs Negrón
    Review to come:..