Title: Jordan Vs All The Boys
Author: John Goode
Release Date: June 1st 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult
Page Count: 162
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Everybody has that one summer. The summer where you take your first steps into adulthood. For Jordan and his three friends that summer is now, and this is their story. A band of self proclaimed nerds, Jordan, Brandon, Ethan and Dominic will set out on an adventure that defines every young man’s life.
The quest for love.
Along the way they will find know it alls, jocks, club kids and even a unicorn, but not in the way you are thinking. A sweet coming of age story that shows how hard it is to be 16, sassy and single, all at the same time. This is a stand alone story and no previous books of mine are necessary to enjoy.
“Were you never 16? You never just met someone you liked and wanted to forget life for a while and just lay one on them?”
Well! Whaddaya know! This author has been on my feed ever since I started reading MM. I always kept dismissing his books because my relationship with YA is almost non-existent. To be perfectly honest, I only read YA by Nash Summers and the Stewart/Davis duo.
I can’t empathize with Jordan because I ‘ve never been a teen gay boy. But I sure as hell can relate to him because I have been 16 and scared and questioning a bunch of things. I think a lot of people will see a little bit of themselves in this book’s heroes.
The story is told from Jordan’s POV and it’s mostly about his quest to find a boyfriend in the course of the summer.
But this is not just Jordan story. Through Jordan’s adventures, we meet this diverse group of friends that take their first steps into adulthood, all while trying to balance this crazy thing called teenagerhood.
There is humor, laugh out loud moments but also heart wrenching ones, friendship, teen drama, and the beginning of a beautiful romance.
So the number of “want to read” YA authors might have upped to three. John Goode, you ‘re on my radar now (poor thing).