Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him. Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emir's trust. But to Sebastian's surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the town's streets, and bonding on the weekends sparks more than just friendship between them....
|Title||:||Running With Lions|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Running With Lions Reviews
hi someone PLEASE read this gay shit with me when it comes out <3
4.5 stars from me for this extremely well-written first story from a new author. Strong characters and a decent storyline too.
Have to admit I was kind of expecting an American version of Avery Cockburn's Glasgow Lads series...of which Playing for Keeps: A Glasgow Lads Novel is the first story, and well worth a read. The Glasgow Lads team consists of mainly gay lads and lasses, whereas this story concerns a summer camp for guys from Bloomington High School, and what a wonderfully diverse mix. We ...more
i suddenly like soccer.
there are a few things that irked me but i love these kids so much and i'm so soft that i'm just gonna give them five stars. i'm really soft y'all, my heart is full.
ALSO this is a debut novel which???? amazing. i can't wait for julian's next book hsgadhadvah
A Joyfully Jay review.
Running with Lions is a lovely debut novel from author Julian Winters. Winters does a wonderful job capturing those feelings of uncertainty for a young man on the cusp of adulthood. Sebastian is looking at his future looming before him with fear as he feels like he needs to have it all figured out, yet he has no idea what he wants besides soccer. He is a team star and a leader and that has long been his identity, his teammates his closest friends. He is suddenly ...more
the cover is so cute i cannot
DNF at ~40%. No rating.
Sometimes I DNF a book because I didn't enjoy it or I found it boring, but here I am DNFing because I'm just not clicking with the writing style and I don't want to be the ass who gives it a bad review.
I really struggle with third person, present tense (present tense, in general, actually), and when I saw that that's how the story was written, I immediately got worried. However, I was determined to press on. I mean, that cover(!), queer rep in sports(!), a book with many ...more
This looks right up my homosexual alley. Hopefully NetGalley approves me.
me every day since finding out about this book over a month ago: checking to see if my ARC request has been approved, obsessively stalking the gr page to see if any new reviews have been posted, gazing wonderingly at the cover, daydreaming about how good this book will be
I WANT IT SOOO MUCHHHH