Title: Lane’s (Life According to Maps #3)
Author: Nash Summers
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 22nd 2016
Genre(s): Young Adult
Page Count: 1343 kindle locations
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Maps doesn’t believe in growing up.
He believes in his experiments, Benji’s new driving skills, Perry’s knowledge of “adult things”, and his interstellar boyfriend, Lane.
Maps certainly doesn’t believe in graduating. And he especially doesn’t believe in his friends attending separate colleges.
Because if Maps believed in any of those things, it would mean he was growing up.
Lane’s by Nash Summers is the third book in the Life According to Maps Series. The boys are coming to the end of their high school years, and life choices must be made. Staying home after high school? Going away to college? Going alone or applying to the same school as your best friends and boyfriend? All of these are decisions that Maps has been putting off and refuses even to talk about until they can’t be avoided any longer.
-The characters- all of them. They’re fleshed out and so different from each other but fit together perfectly. They’re like this awesome dysfunctional family.
-The plot. It’s a coming of age story. It’s about friendships, first love, and finding ourselves, and our place in society.
-Humor. Between Maps’ ridiculousness, Benji and Perry’s banter, and Maps’ being all goo goo eyes for Lane- you’ll be laughing out loud.
-There’s a feel-good vibe throughout the series.
-And the end- you won’t be able not to smile. It was so cute and heartwarming.
Can this be read as standalone or out of order?Nope. You have to read all three and in order.
Sidenote: I actually did a Buddy Read with my 13-year-old daughter. We have different taste in books (plus, she’s not old enough to read the books Mama typically reads), but after I saw her struggling with her bisexuality and fitting in- I knew this series would be perfect for her. I recommended it to her, and she loves it. We read books 2 & 3 together. This book is for all ages and a book that everyone can enjoy.
So, do I recommend this? Yup! I mean- do you want to read a story with endearing characters, that will make you laugh, and leave you smiling at the end? Then look no further, friends. Plus- it’s one you can read with your kids. Something you can bond with them over. 🙂
P.S. Dear Nash Summers,
Can Benji and Perry get a New Adult book- together? *pleeease*
P.S.S. Also, thank you for the note at the end of the book. That was absolutely perfect and the reason I wanted my daughter to read these books.