The Music of What Happens

The Music of What Happens

Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret: An encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe, one that he doesn't want to think about, ever. Jordan: The opposite of chill. Poetry. His "wives" and the Chandler Mall. Never been kissed and searching for Mr. Right, who probably won't like him Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret...

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Title:The Music of What Happens
Author:Bill Konigsberg
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1338215507
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Music of What Happens Reviews

  • Bill
    Sep 23, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Aug 28, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

  • Vitor Martins
    Mar 20, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

  • Sana
    Nov 20, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

  • Larry H
    Mar 14, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

  • Paul  Hankins
    Nov 25, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    This book had so much more depth than I was expecting. I expected a cute book about two boys falling in love, and it was that, but it was a lot more too. I enjoyed that the romance wasn't the only plot in the story, and that both boys had other things going on in their lives. There ...

    I'm gonna hug this book until I find the perfect partner to open a food truck with or "Do-goodery" with myself. I've never been in love but I bet it feels like what this book made me feel. ...

    On the one hand, this was a really funny and heartwarming book. I liked how the relationship developed and I loved how supportive the main characters were of each other. It was also great to see how the friendships developed. But I did have a major issue with this book as well. Beca...

    (4.5/5) So, you know the expectations vs reality meme? Picture that right now, where on the expectations side you have "cute gay summer love story" and the reality part has "cute gay summer love story, with a side of teenage drama, shitty parents and an almost painfully honest look ...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

  • Danielle Chambers
    Dec 14, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    This book had so much more depth than I was expecting. I expected a cute book about two boys falling in love, and it was that, but it was a lot more too. I enjoyed that the romance wasn't the only plot in the story, and that both boys had other things going on in their lives. There ...

    I'm gonna hug this book until I find the perfect partner to open a food truck with or "Do-goodery" with myself. I've never been in love but I bet it feels like what this book made me feel. ...

    On the one hand, this was a really funny and heartwarming book. I liked how the relationship developed and I loved how supportive the main characters were of each other. It was also great to see how the friendships developed. But I did have a major issue with this book as well. Beca...

    (4.5/5) So, you know the expectations vs reality meme? Picture that right now, where on the expectations side you have "cute gay summer love story" and the reality part has "cute gay summer love story, with a side of teenage drama, shitty parents and an almost painfully honest look ...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

  • Ricky
    Jan 13, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

  • Anna Luce
    Mar 03, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    This book had so much more depth than I was expecting. I expected a cute book about two boys falling in love, and it was that, but it was a lot more too. I enjoyed that the romance wasn't the only plot in the story, and that both boys had other things going on in their lives. There ...

    I'm gonna hug this book until I find the perfect partner to open a food truck with or "Do-goodery" with myself. I've never been in love but I bet it feels like what this book made me feel. ...

    On the one hand, this was a really funny and heartwarming book. I liked how the relationship developed and I loved how supportive the main characters were of each other. It was also great to see how the friendships developed. But I did have a major issue with this book as well. Beca...

    (4.5/5) So, you know the expectations vs reality meme? Picture that right now, where on the expectations side you have "cute gay summer love story" and the reality part has "cute gay summer love story, with a side of teenage drama, shitty parents and an almost painfully honest look ...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

  • Flora ❀
    Mar 31, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    This book had so much more depth than I was expecting. I expected a cute book about two boys falling in love, and it was that, but it was a lot more too. I enjoyed that the romance wasn't the only plot in the story, and that both boys had other things going on in their lives. There ...

    I'm gonna hug this book until I find the perfect partner to open a food truck with or "Do-goodery" with myself. I've never been in love but I bet it feels like what this book made me feel. ...

  • Hollis
    Apr 08, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

  • thi
    Mar 13, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    This book had so much more depth than I was expecting. I expected a cute book about two boys falling in love, and it was that, but it was a lot more too. I enjoyed that the romance wasn't the only plot in the story, and that both boys had other things going on in their lives. There ...

    I'm gonna hug this book until I find the perfect partner to open a food truck with or "Do-goodery" with myself. I've never been in love but I bet it feels like what this book made me feel. ...

    On the one hand, this was a really funny and heartwarming book. I liked how the relationship developed and I loved how supportive the main characters were of each other. It was also great to see how the friendships developed. But I did have a major issue with this book as well. Beca...

    (4.5/5) So, you know the expectations vs reality meme? Picture that right now, where on the expectations side you have "cute gay summer love story" and the reality part has "cute gay summer love story, with a side of teenage drama, shitty parents and an almost painfully honest look ...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

  • milou  ☁️
    Apr 11, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

  • ♆Hayley (TheVillainousReader)
    Apr 09, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

  • Anniek
    Apr 07, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    This book had so much more depth than I was expecting. I expected a cute book about two boys falling in love, and it was that, but it was a lot more too. I enjoyed that the romance wasn't the only plot in the story, and that both boys had other things going on in their lives. There ...

    I'm gonna hug this book until I find the perfect partner to open a food truck with or "Do-goodery" with myself. I've never been in love but I bet it feels like what this book made me feel. ...

    On the one hand, this was a really funny and heartwarming book. I liked how the relationship developed and I loved how supportive the main characters were of each other. It was also great to see how the friendships developed. But I did have a major issue with this book as well. Beca...

  • Romie
    Mar 24, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

  • Daphne
    Apr 21, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    This book had so much more depth than I was expecting. I expected a cute book about two boys falling in love, and it was that, but it was a lot more too. I enjoyed that the romance wasn't the only plot in the story, and that both boys had other things going on in their lives. There ...

  • Amber
    Apr 13, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...

  • ellie
    May 25, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

  • Eloise
    Mar 11, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Nov 17, 2017

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Feb 01, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

  • ˗ˏˋ janet ˊˎ˗
    Mar 22, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

  • julia ♥
    Mar 21, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

  • Teal
    Apr 19, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

  • yvee
    Mar 29, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

  • Lulu (the library leopard)
    Sep 19, 2017

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

  • Ivy
    Jan 30, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

  • Moony Eliver
    Apr 09, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

  • Juliette✵ of✵ the✵ Stars✯⭒*⭑★☽
    Apr 13, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...

    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    This book had so much more depth than I was expecting. I expected a cute book about two boys falling in love, and it was that, but it was a lot more too. I enjoyed that the romance wasn't the only plot in the story, and that both boys had other things going on in their lives. There ...

    I'm gonna hug this book until I find the perfect partner to open a food truck with or "Do-goodery" with myself. I've never been in love but I bet it feels like what this book made me feel. ...

    On the one hand, this was a really funny and heartwarming book. I liked how the relationship developed and I loved how supportive the main characters were of each other. It was also great to see how the friendships developed. But I did have a major issue with this book as well. Beca...

    (4.5/5) So, you know the expectations vs reality meme? Picture that right now, where on the expectations side you have "cute gay summer love story" and the reality part has "cute gay summer love story, with a side of teenage drama, shitty parents and an almost painfully honest look ...