Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry

Abandoned by a single mother she never knew, 16-year-old Raya—obsessed with ancient myths—lives with her grandmother in a small conservative Texas town. For years Raya has been forced to hide her feelings for her best friend and true love, Sarah. When the two are outed, they are sent to Friendly Saviors: a re-education camp meant to “fix” them and make them heterosexual. Upon arrival, Raya vows to assume the mythic role of Orpheus to escape Friendly Saviors, and to return to the world of the living with her love—only becoming more determined after she, Sarah, and Friendly Saviors’ other teen residents are subjected to abusive… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Transmisia
  • Deadnaming & misgendering
  • Lesbomisia & lesbomisic slurs
  • Homomisia & homomisic slurs
  • Outing
  • Conversion therapy (theme)
  • Nonconsensual electroshock therapy of a minor
  • Nightmares
  • Attempted suicide
  • Self harm
  • Starvation
  • Torture
  • Car accident
  • Animal death
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