Title: Diamonds (Life According to Maps #2)
Author: Nash Summers
Publisher: self published
Release Date: October 16th 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Maps’ kingdom is crumbling before his eyes.
His parents are forcing him to get a job, there’s a new kid at school who won’t stop staring at him, and his best friend is too busy thinking about girls to help Maps deal with his real problems.
Worst of all,
Maps is lost.
And none of the roads on his map are leading to Lane.
Maps had no idea what he was doing.
“Of course I know what I’m doing,” he said.
“Piece of bike. Like riding a cake.”
Maps is back, you all! And this time with real problems!
Poor Maps has to find a job. His parents are forcing him to. I know, it’s “absurd and preposterous. Absurdly preposterous”, in his own words. And it’s not his fault his employers don’t appreciate his efforts!
Also, who is this new weird kid that keeps staring at him? Remember how Lane kept looking at him, like he wanted to punch him? That way!
And the worst of all? Lane. Before Lane left for baseball camp, he and Maps left things unfinished. Unfortunately, things don’t go smoothly when he returns. Not that Maps missed him while he was gone, not at all. His heart didn’t hurt because of this. It was probably indigestion. Or maybe he was having a heart attack.
I read the whole story with a smile on my face and I can’t tell you how many times I laughed out loud. Ok I can and I will:
*Maps trying to act all mature when under pressure and failing spectacularly.
*Maps googling :”How to be a good gay man”.
*Maps when his dad tried to have “the Talk” with him. “THIS IS NOT REAL LIFE.”
*Maps introducing Lane to the weird kid.
As expected , this is completely steamless. But there is a kiss that “rang louder than the bells”, the most adorable “will you be my boyfriend?” scene and a lot of handholding.
I almost never read Young Adult stories, but I just love this author’s work. I think I can now shamelessly declare myself Nash Summer’s fangirl.
Highly recommended! I suggest that you read Maps (Life According to Maps #1) first.