- Jordan vs All the Boys by John Goode Release Day Review
Jordan vs All the Boys by John Goode Release Day ReviewHot
Everything about this book was brilliant. From the snark, the sarcasm, the teen awkwardness, the geekiness, and the flashbacks it gave me to my own high school years; it had everything a great YA novel should have – with a few swear words and sexy bits thrown in that any 15+ yo could handle.
I was immediately sucked in by Jordan, who had all the snark, geekiness and attitude that I love in an MC. But I also grew to love his friends just as much; Brandon, Ethan, Dominic and Sawyer. They were all brilliant characters. I loved the girls, too, sticking up for womankind and trying to help guide the boys through the navigation of clubbing and dating. I loved that they all grew up and grew closer due to the events of that one summer they spent together. The 'Jesus Jar' was a great twist, and although I saw the twist at the end coming I loved how it was handled even more.
If you want a story that is laugh-out-loud funny, snort-into-your-drink embarrassing, full of teenagers getting into trouble, pushy dating scenes, sarcasm, and oblivious straight friends embarking on dating for the first time, then this is the book for you. It has everything a great YA should have, with a central LGBT character and a journey not just through dating and love, but through friendship. These boys have each other's backs, no matter what.
“Some guys wrestled, some guys had spitting contests, some guys lifted their shirts and compared their abs… my crew and I, we argued if Captain America was right in Civil War or not.”
“You see junior high guys with girlfriends and you get all jealous because you want someone to watch Stranger Thingswith and you want someone to play Overwatchwith that you can kiss after you win, but if you’re gay, that doesn’t happen very often or at all.”
“as soon as we were done kissing, I made a run back into my cave to kill the beast.