Title:151 Days (Tales from Foster High #6)
Author: John Goode
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release Date: March 20th 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary, YA
Page Count: 350
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
With just 151 days left until the school year ends, Kyle Stilleno is running out of time to fulfill the promise he made and change Foster, Texas, for the better. But Kyle and his boyfriend, Brad Greymark, have more than just intolerance to deal with. Life, college, love, and sex have a way of distracting them, and they’re realizing Foster is a bigger place than they thought. When someone from their past returns at the worst possible moment, graduation becomes the least of their worries.
5 +++ stars!
“We aren’t going to accept there is a time and place for things, and that someday they will get better. The place is here, and the time is now. We are the ones who survived!”
My favorite in the series so far.
151 remaining days until school is over which means that Brad and Kyle can leave Foster. 151 days until freedom. But a lot can happen in 151 days.
I LOVE relationship angst. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. There are hearts and flowers and Brad and Kyle growing stronger and stronger. There is also the best off page sex scene ever.
“So then that part, where I was….” He nodded as he got my hint.
“So that was good?” He moved his leg against mine.
“That was incredible. I mean, like fireworks.”
“And the part where you were….” And he nodded again.
“That was okay?” He looked over at me.
“That was when you ruined me for all other men.”
BUT there a shitone of relationship angst too and I ate it with a spoon. Brad (and Kyle me thinks) fuck up. Nobody’s right and nobody’s wrong. Brad was an idiot and Kyle overreacted and there are a billion things behind that argument. It’s just a big fuck up and it got almost too late. Almost.
The narrative took some getting used to here, what with the multiple POVs narrating the same event, but it worked.
I love the complexity of the secondary characters. It’s almost impossible to point fingers and tell the villains from the good guys because there are no real villains here.
The ending was magnificent. One of the most satisfying ever. Overall, the messages that this book tried and managed to convey are enormous, but in the end, the reason I loved it so much is the romance. Kyle and Brad’s tale is one of the most romantic ever.
P.S Damn you and you author notes, mister.