Review: The Antidote for Everything
Title: The Antidote for Everything
Author: Kimmery Martin
Release Date: February 18, 2020
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked men, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and who has become as close as family to her.Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah shares startling news. The hospital is instructing doctors to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Jonah, a gay man, is the first to be fired when he refuses to abandon his patients. Stunned by the predicament of her closest friend, Georgia’s natural instinct is to fight alongside him. But when her attempts to address the situation result in incalculable harm, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers
My Review: This was a powerful, poignant book that tackled important issues we are facing as a country right now. Transgender issues are important and I am thankful that books are bringing more of them to the forefront of literature. This book also touched on gender equality and other types of discrimination.
I loved the characters that Martin created and I thought that their development throughout the book was very well done. I loved the friendship between Georgia and Jonah. I knocked off a star though because their relationship that developed between Georgia and Mark felt like an after thought. I liked the guy but he felt like a plot device to move things along rather than an important part of the story.
Overall though I enjoyed the book and look forward to Martin's next book.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*