Friday, August 7, 2009

Tale of Two Summers by Brian Sloan

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (May 23, 2006)

Two best friends spend their first summer apart blogging to each other about their separate but equally exciting romantic and sexual adventures. Chuck, the talented one, goes off to summer theatre camp where he proceeds to fall for the sexy female lead of his show. Hal, the less talented one, stays at home in exciting Wheaton, MD learning how to drive and getting busy with a hot French dude he meets at the mall. With a frank and shocking candor, these two 15 year-olds going on 20 debate their differences, consider their similarities, and push their decade long friendship to the breaking point during a summer that neither of them will soon forget.

So I only really enjoyed half of this book. The Hal parts to be honest. I mean Chuck was just so boring and Hal was just so funny and wrote tons of gay sex stuff ;0. Hehe. But lets get this thing started

Plot: Over all good. I enjoyed reading the plots for both Hal and Chuck even if Chuck was boring! The romance and the problems happening were good. The 'New Years' event kept me guessing until it was revealed. And honestly I think Chuck wished...Well you will have to read it ;)

Characters: Hal, I liked him alot, and could totally relate. And not just on the gay thing either. Personality and even our boyfriends, even if Henri doesn't like that word, are alike. Chuck is a drama 'fag' as they call him. (Which irked me alot) But he was boring and totally blind to the love. And they both use homophobic language, which irked me. The characters were different for sure, all having different opinions and conflicts.

By the way, Brett (girl name this time) is such a dumbass always giving poor Hal love advice. I wanted to smack-a-bitch.

Cover: It tis okay. Chuck isn't as handsome as he is described. Hal is okay, but HEY PEOPLE IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT LOOKS. Kay? I really don't see why the title is mirrored. It tis odd. C- cover

Ages: 14 and up. Major drug use and sex. And language.

Rating: 2.5=Cause I only liked half of the story line.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Tots? LOL, it's the Initials for the book Tale Of Two Summers. Which I finished about 30minutes ago. This review should be up shortly. See? I can say that with confidence cause it's already been read. So HA

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Getting It by Alex Sanchez

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse (October 9, 2007)

Fifteen-year-old Carlos Amoroso is a virgin, and he isn't happy about it. He'd love to hook up with gorgeous Roxy, but she has no idea he's alive. Watching a TV show one night gives Carlos an idea: What if he got a makeover from Sal, a senior at his school who's gay? Sal agrees-but only if Carlos helps him start a Gay-Straight Alliance. Carlos doesn't expect the catch. What are his friends going to think. And is he ever going to get what he wants?

When Carlos see's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy he gets this idea that Sal can give him a makeover that will help get him the girl of his dreams. But when the girl of his dreams comes between Carlos and Sal's deal and friendship, Carlos's world gets even more complicated.
Getting it is about not only love but becoming more understanding to people that are different then you are.
Plot: Not the most original when it comes to the whole makeover thing, but because it has to deal with GSA, it makes it an interesting twist to the story. It was overall a good book and although the message is a good one, I don't feel it really made much of a difference.
Characters: Carlos who is the main character doesn't do through any changes intill the end of the book. He becomes less homophobic and helps with the GSA. But blows off the first meeting to hook up with a girl. This is already half-way into the story and i felt he should have come farther then this. Sal is pretty cool, major polite and sweet. And kinda what you would expect from a gay guy. Carlos's friends are pretty much asses, untill the end when 2/3 actually change for the better and the other stays ignorant and assy. Roxy is shallow. Nuff' said
They are well written but i feel they were lacking. And these teens are always getting online hook-ups? That wasn't very believable to me. But in all okay on the character front.
Cover: Cute, Half Naked Guy, I really can't complain. And the colthing has to do with the story line so it's a nice tie-in.
Ages: 13 and up, sexual stuff and some language. Nothing that bad. Although breasteses are seen. Beware of the bresteses.

Rating: 3

Waiting On Wednesday (1)

For my first W.O.W. post will be on: Soulstice by Simon Holt
Six months...
Since Reggie first discovered the existence of the Vours in a tattered journal. Since her little brother Henry began to mutilate animals and turn against her. Since she learned to overcome her fear and destroyed a Vour to save Henry.
Months later, the Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams—until one night, when an unexpected visitor turns her nightmares into reality.
Terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing, readers will devour this thrilling sequel.
Looks so amazing, just like the first :P

Sunday, August 2, 2009

M or F? by Lisa Papademetriou & Chris Tebbetts

When Frannie is desperate to get the attention of her crush, her fabolous (and gay) best friend Marcus suggests that Frannie chat with him online. Too ad Frannie's terrified. She won't type a word without Marcus's help.
In the cat room, Marcus and Jeffrey hit it off. But the more Marcus writes, the more he's convinced that Jeffrey is falling for HIM, not Frannie.
Whose romance is this anyway? Read this heartwarming comedy of errors to find out.

First off, I totally relate to Frannie and Marcus. Not the whole chat room thing. But the brain twin thing, yea me and my bestie totally have that. (Love you Lushious!) So crazy idea to have your gay bet friend pretend to be you online to try to hook the man of your dream huh? Yea it tis, but it's original.

So I really liked this book, it was cute and funny and well written. The characters are awhsum, but the supporting characters are hard to read. Like Jeffrey and Glen and Astrid??? They will keep you guessing throughout the entire book. And the humor is just...Funny, it works. I enjoy that Marcus isn't angsty and hating life cause he's gay. He's out at school and that doesn't matter, no one really cares beside a stray homophobes. So that made it realistic for the most part.

Frannie and Marcus have a great friendship but struggle through it in the middle of the book. The plot was good and pretty well paced. And the two alternate point of views from chapter to chapter. Altogether good book.

Complaints: Why are all gay men described as fabulous on the back blurbs. Honestly just cause he's gay doesn't make him fabulous. Regardless if it's true or not. Glen, just wish he was...well you'll find out if you read it. Each chapter has an icon for ether male or female to show who is talking. Well on one chapter Marcus had the female icon. It might just be my book but it's a defect.

Cover: The hardback cover is alil' to cluttered. I like the paperback version, which I have.

Age: 12 and up, mild language, and nothing more then kissing.

3.5 Rocking out skulls