Title: End of the Beginning (Tales from Foster High #2)
Author: John Goode
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: February 4th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary, YA
Page Count: 67
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: #1 flames out of 5
Rating: #4 stars out of 5
Not too long ago, Brad Greymark outed himself to his high school and the rest of the town of Foster, Texas, with a fairly obvious public display of affection. Now what? Brad had thought being Foster’s favorite son wasn’t that important, but when it comes time to choose between high school fame and Kyle, the boy he might just be falling for? It’s not an easy decision, knowing his heart may break either way.
Brad, Brad, Brad….I was right. You still need some smacking. But I still understand.
I loved being in Brad’s head. His POV was much needed because lets face it, he was a grade A asshole. But honestly, I would been more worried if he wasn’t.
So Brad outed himself in the end of the first book and now he and Kyle have to deal with the aftermath. Did he do the right thing? How does someone go from the school’s most popular, hot jock to being the outcast, the gay kid who gets bullied. Not an easy thing for a teenager to bear, so keep that in mind before judging him.
While soaking in Coke and dealing with possibly losing everything, including Kyle, Brad will meet a confidante, another character with great potential. Maybe he’ll get his own book? (I don’t read blurbs of the following books so I don’t get accidentally spoiled)
I can’t help but think about how many adults read this series and wished they had it while being teenagers themselves. I’m guessing a lot. I have a small collection of YA LGBT books I want my son to read when he’ll be a teenager himself, and this series definitely made it to that list. This is the highest praise a book can get from me.