Is author comes up with next Bahahaha seriously this bookGreat humor Great characters And great storyMike is not the uintessential 16 yo soon 17 Yes he spends time with his friends and yes he does A LOT of stupid things But he also spends a lot of time with his baby sister Rosie and he is actually sort of thoughtfulMike has been dating Lisa for uite some time he s in a band with his best friends and he has an archenemy who used to beat him up after baseballMike works at his uncle s cheese shop and is trying to be in school with the least amount of work He is not stupid but he is lazy and all over the placeMike s mother is an author of children s books and she gives Mike and Rosie a lot of leeway but is there for Mike when he fucks upThen Lisa breaks up with him but they stay friends And when Lisa decides she needs to be a well rounded character for college applications she blackmails Mike into running along with her Her blackmail material Mike had a PROPER snogging pisode with JJ a guy from another schoolWhat follows is Mike s awakening both in regards to himself but also in regards to friends and familyI can t imagine coming out is Snowflakes on the Sea easy but this book takes great care with the subject Yes Mike is totally confused and yes he should have opened his mouth in a few situations but he is a 16 17 yo guy who drinks and smokes too much weed Andven though there are things he doesn t care about there are things he cares a great deal about like his friends who have been there his whole lifeRook was a great character I thought he did the whole jock deal and in the closetbut not thing great justice Also he was FREAKING adorable at timesI was laughing and snorting and chuckling throughout this book It was so SO funny and I adored ALL of the characters most were batshit CRAZY If I could change two things it would be a proper apology from Rook for the shit he pulled years back AND an pilogue 15 years from now telling me that Mike and Rook were going strong I know I know they re Rook were going strong I know I know they re and blah blah blah But I had a friend in 9th grade who s still with her boyfriend from then so let me have my dreamsA definite re read for me This whole review will be filled with spoilers and boy oh boy do I have a lot to say This book is xtremely biphobic homophob Short version I loved this It s adorable heartfelt laugh out loud funny and frighteningly relatable The internal and xternal conflicts the MC faces with regard to coming out were beautifully and accurately rendered and the romance depicted is swoony and so so shippable And the MAKEOUTS The makeouts arefans self Totally recommended 45 starsSo much uirky good fun I adored this If you like your MCs uirky and kinda clueless you re going to love Mik This story felt a bit like a modern day interpretation of a John Hughes movie but with the protagonist coming to terms with his feelings for guys And specifically with those surrounding his long sworn nemy The constant humor of the story was off the charts pic however there is a lot of internal dialogue which I found simultaneously charming and a bit tediousI didn t dare skip a word because for the most part it all did actually add TO THE STORY BUT JUST DIDN the story but just didn flow along uite as uickly or smoothly as I d have likedBut Mike s character was written amazingly true to age with tons of insecurities and confusion which we ve all xperienced during our high school yearsI Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival enjoyed the story immensely mainly due to the funny situations and well developed MC but didn t really get than a surface deep sense of several of the side characters including the secondary main characterThis was also not a sexy or overly romantic read as those aspects mostly consisted of one short back seat groping session and lots of internal pining and processing feelings internallyAndven though the story Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, ends with only the most tentative of HFN s I d still recommend the book pretty highly and rate it at 4 stars. Inds out why Lisa dumped him it blows his mind And worse he getslected to homecoming courtWith a standout voice a hilariously honest view on sex and sexuality and The Fix enough f bombs to make your mom blush this debut YA novel is a fresh modern take on the coming out story. 45 starsscreams because this was probably the cutest thing i vever read and i m pretty sure i smiled the whole way throughthere was just so much i loved about this mike cam wallace serge jason jj tc and yes i did just name pretty much very character In The Book But What the book but what hell i adored them all the writing was great the plot was ntertaining it was funny in all the right places and i had so much fun reading this oneit s definitely not perfect there s some bisexual rasure and i didn t like how the author wrote lisa and her attitude towards mike mike s relationships buuuut i did love it a whole lot anyway once i got past those two things 1st read october 20162nd read march 2017 Whatever by SJ Goslee is a hilarious and honest YA coming out story and it s in many ways unlike anything I ve Desire in Seven Voices ever read before It s not a romance by any usual standards but it can be painfully romantic andndearing at times It s a heart warming story with so many laugh out loud moments and unparalleled honesty in dealing with subjects like self discovery bisexuality and coming of ageOur protagonist Mike Tate is so asy to fall in love with despite or because of his many shortcomings He drinks he smokes weed he challenges his friends to do insane things He is really a fairly typical and pretty obnoxious 16 year old boy with wild hormones and plenty of time on his hands At the same time though we see him caring for his 6 year old sister being secretly and sort of reluctantly kind to his friends and putting himself into danger to save a younger boy from a sure beating Even When He S Being when he s being which is often there is such potential shining in Mike that it s asy to imagine him becoming a wonderful adult That being said teenage Mike is often kind of an idiot prone to lashing out when he s hurt or when he s feeling insecure Even though this isn t a romance there is a clear romantic interest albeit one that Mike has a hard time processing Through Mike s relationship with Wallace Goslee shows us that we never know what happens inside a person The relationship was built realistically and brilliantly which can also be said about other relationships in this bookThis is a story that teaches us first and foremost about the process of coming out and how intensely personal it is for The Casa Mono Cookbook everyone Even when someone isn txposed to homophobia ven when judgment from friends and family isn t forthcoming they have a right to choose their own pace and come out or not come out when and how they see fit Mike uncovers his own sexual identity slowly and reluctantly preferring to not make waves His mom is completely accepting his hilarious grandmother has her own way of dealing with things his friends are mostly open but Mike just isn t ready to face things It should also be said that homophobia sometimes comes from completely unexpected directions Preparing yourself for this careful and slow process isn t "a small matter at all We follow Mike as he learns new things about himself and slowly finds "small matter at all We follow Mike as he learns new things about himself and slowly finds footing His journey is poignant honest and funny painful at times but so worth it in the nd I loved very second of this book and I was so very grateful for its honesty and its authentic voice Hopefully we won t have to wait too long for Goslee s next novel 45 StarsI can t decide if I want to smack Mike Tate upside the head or hug him tight Maybe both Mike s school year is shaping up to be a real clusterf cough Sorry Let s break it down His girlfriend Lisa just dumped him ven though according to her they weren I guess it was only a matter of time before the high school stoner comedy genre got a little depth SJ Goslee s Whatever is just like your favorite pothead it makes you laugh and roll your yes sometimes you get a little frustrated but in the nd you Lachlan's Protg (English Edition) enjoy spending time with it andven think it s pretty sweetMike Tate is about to start his junior year of high school He has a great group. It's like the apocalypse came only instead of nuclear bombs and zombies Mike gets school participation gay thoughts and mother ffin' cheerleadersJunior year is about to start Here's what Mike Tate knowsHis friends are awesome and their crappy garage band is a great x. .
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Of friends with whom he plays music in a crappy band drinks beer watches one of them attempt one crazy stunt after another and spends a lot of time getting drinks beer watches one of them attempt one crazy stunt after another and spends a lot of time getting He s known his girlfriend Lisa for a long time and she s like his best friend than his girlfriend a lot of the time So what if he doesn t know what to do with her boobs But still he s totally surprised when she breaks up with him and says they were never really dating anyway and he s ven surprised when she tells him why she broke up with himSuddenly Mike finds himself in completely new territory He s not sure about what he s feeling or how his friends and family will react Because Lisa has suckered him into running for vice president of his class he s now in the midst of student government and ven worse homecoming He s ven been nominated to the homecoming court Why can t things just go back to normal And importantly
*why is rook *is Rook who terrorized him when they were younger suddenly smiling at him all the time Is he trying to subdue him so he can attack him when he least xpects it Whatever is about coming to terms with who you are for perhaps the first time in your life which may feel uncomfortable or strange It s about friendship infatuation confusion man crushes fear and love as well as a healthy dose of mischief and stupid stunts And it s about saying the things you want to say Conflict in Blood even if you re afraid toven if not veryone will like what you have to sayI njoyed this book a lot and thought it was sweet and funny and thought provoking Although I liked Mike s character and thought that he had a good heart at times he frustrated me because of the things he didn t say as well as some of the things he said and did but I know so many of his actions were realistic While there isn t much surprising in this book there were a few things I thought might happen but they didn t it s still a tremendously appealing story and it definitely took me back to my high school days where fun confusion and insecurity reigned The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant euallyGoslee really captured the teenage voice well particularly those of teenage boys This book is just anotherxample of how far YA fiction has come since I was young there really wasn t any beyond The Hardy Boys back then and how much the world has changed for the betterSee all of my reviews at I absolutely love it when books surprise me This is a book that definitely surprised me in the best possible way Admittedly when I first started reading I had my doubts We re first introduced to Mike as he s coming out of a stoned stupor after partying with his bros He had that dude voice that while authentic drives me completely nuts and I was ready to give up right then and there But I decided to keep going and I am so glad that I did Mike never really loses his dude voice but for some reason he makes it wildly Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) endearing In addition to this the relationships he has with his mom his little sister his friends hisx girlfriend and the burgeoning attraction between him and the love interest no spoilers are Logic, Labels, And Flesh extraordinary and so wholly real thatach interaction while seemingly laid back oozes with meaning and authenticity I also loved the way that Goslee handles Mike s discovery of his sexuality There is a lot of confusion Dialogue: Relationships in Graphic Design emotion and frustration but at the same time it doesn t feel overly dramatic but rather uite funny as Mike provides hilarious asides as he justifies his appreciativeye for the male form Additionally Goslee is never insensitive in her depiction of Mike s self discovery but rather she provides an The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths excellent balance of humor AND heart making this a great choice for teens who may have uestions of their own I can definitely continue to sing the praises of this delightful debut but one of the most important things that stuck me about this book is that it is an absolutely spectacular dude book and there really aren tnough spectacular dude books out there Can t wait to see what th. Cuse to drink cheap beer Rook Wallace is the devil The Lemonheads rock And his girlfriend Lisa is the coolest Then Lisa breaks up with him which makes Mike only a little sad because they'll stay friends and he never knew what to do with her boobs anyway But when Mike