‘Georgia Peaches and other Forbidden Fruit ‘


Hannah Smrcka, Editor

The book “Georgia Peaches and other Forbidden Fruit” by Jaye Robin Brown was a wonderful story with a happy ending.

When the main character, Joanna Gordon, moves to a new town her senior year, she is faced with fitting in in the small town of Rome, Georgia, instead of the Atlanta that she was used to in her childhood. For the beginning of the book she is mostly just trying to lay low but that soon becomes impossible when she makes a new group of friends. Her father has just remarried at the start of the book, and she has to learn how to live alongside the views of her new step-family.

Tasked with keeping a promise to her father that she made, she has trouble laying low and being in the most stereotypical friend group. She has to chose between love and keeping her promises. “When god closes a closet door, he opens a window.”

I would absolutely recommend this book and would give it 5/5 stars.