Beckett Gaines, a gay teen living in South Carolina, has his world turned upside-down by a jock in this laugh-out-loud novel thats Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets The Parent Trap.Beck: The Golden Girls-loving, out-and-proud choir nerd growing up in the ass-crack of the Bible belt.Jax: The Golden Boy, star quarterback with a slick veneer facing uncomfortable truths about himself and his past.When Becks emotionally fragile dad starts dating the recently single (and supposedly lesbian) mom of former bully, Jaxon Parker, Beck is not having it. Jax isnt happy about the situation either, holding out hope that his moms will reunite and restore the only stable home hes ever known. Putting aside past differences, the boys plot to derail the budding romance between their parents at their conservative hometowns first-ever Rainbow Prom. Hearts will be broken, new romance will bloom, but nothing will go down the way Beck and Jax have planned.In his hilarious and provocative debut, Greg Howard examines the challenges of growing up different in a small southern town through the lens of colorful and unforgettable characters who stay with you long after the last drop of sweet tea....
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Social Intercourse Reviews
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Misogynistic trash, with the added bonuses of biphobia, cisexism at best and outright transphobia at worst, with a sprinkling of racism for fun, I guess.
This definitely had aspects of a fun read and I'm always here for gay rom coms, especially with enemies-to-lovers aspects. Beckett and Jaxon had some really cute chemistry, and the "I want my parents back together" shared goal is always a safe bet. I hope white cis gay boys find this book and love it for being a charming, funny romance with them at the heart. I definitely recommend this one for fans of Perfect Ten by L. Philips, which I decidedly am.
That said, I have Peak White Cis Gay YA feeli ...more
"Don’t worry so much about labels, just love who you love and never be ashamed of it."
My synopsis: When the dad of proudly gay teen, Beckett, starts dating one of the lesbian moms of star football player, Jax, the two starts an alliance to break their parents apart. Their schemes spark an undeniable attraction between them.
Themes: LGBT, bullying, parenting, family, true friendships
wish I had more to say about the book – but I just didn’t think it had memorable enough characters or events. I re ...more
I am so excited for this book. Not only does the title make me smile but the concept sounds AMAZEBALLS! I hope the cover is pretty!
Overall I enjoyed this book! It's funny, voice-y, and not shy about cursing or sexuality or masturbation etc., which is great to see in a YA novel (especially a queer YA novel). And it's always good to see more stories about queer boys by queer men get published. Brett and Jaxon are cute, individually and together, and in pretty different ways; their personalities come across well in the writing of their respective POVs. You root for them to understand each other and get together the whole way. ...more
There were a few things about the book that I wasn't thrilled about but overall I enjoyed this YA novel featuring lgbt characters. Teenage boy Beck loves watching The Golden Girls with his straight and single dad. Being out and proud isn't very easy when you live in a conservative Southern town. Jaxon, is the star athlete at his high school and his two mothers have recently split up. When Beck's father and Jaxon's mother, Tracee, start dating, neither boy is very happy about it. They set out to ...more
I tend to have really harsh opinions about my lower rated reads, and this is no exception. Just, do yourself a favor, and don’t pick this up unless you’re fond of raging biphobia, slut shaming, fetishization, and shitty characters that are extremely self absorbed and stupid.