[PDF / Epub] ★ How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom ✈ S.J. Goslee – 1sm.info

How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom rep adopted gay mc, bi Jewish li, poc lesbian side characteryou can just tell that goslee writes fics like, she gets it, you know she gets how fake dating is supposed to work, how pining is supposed to work ugh this is just kisses fingers like a chef Blog Twitter Instagram Bloglovin Reads Rainbow rep adopted gay mc, bi Jewish li, poc lesbian side characteryou can just tell that goslee writes fics like, she gets it, you know she gets how fake dating is supposed to work, how pining is supposed to work ugh this is just kisses fingers like a chef Blog Twitter Instagram Bloglovin Reads Rainbow Nolan Grant Is Sixteen, Gay, And Definitely Still A Virgin He S Never Had A Boyfriend, Or Even Been Kissed It S Not Like Penn Valley Is Brimming With Prospects And When His Big Sister Stages An Elaborate Prom Posal So Nolan Can Ask Out His Not So Secret Crush, Nolan Freezes He S Saved From Further Embarrassment By Bad Boy Bern, Who, For His Own Reasons, Offers To Fake Date NolanNolan Thinks It S The Perfect Way To Get Daphne Off His Back And Spend The Rest Of The Year Drawing Narwhals, Tending To Plants, And Avoiding Whatever Died Under His Bed A Few Weeks Ago What He Doesn T Think About Is Bern S Ex Girlfriend, Who Seriously Wants To Kill Him I m between 3.5 and 4 stars, so I rounded up.Even though it reminds me of the late 1990s early 2000s movies like She s All That, She s the Man , or 10 Things I Hate About You albeit with a gay twist , S.J Goslee s new book, How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom could easily be made into a movie right this second and still feel totally relevant and fresh It s a sweet, slightly goofy book that s not perfect, but it s definitely a fun read.Nolan Grant Sheffield is a slightly eccentric high s I m between 3.5 and 4 stars, so I rounded up.Even though it reminds me of the late 1990s early 2000s movies like She s All That, She s the Man , or 10 Things I Hate About You albeit with a gay twist , S.J Goslee s new book, How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom could easily be made into a movie right this second and still feel totally relevant and fresh It s a sweet, slightly goofy book that s not perfect, but it s definitely a fun read.Nolan Grant Sheffield is a slightly eccentric high school junior who would bethan happy just to ride the school year out without making any waves He s perfectly happy hanging out with his best friend Evie, working at a greenhouse, and drawing, as well as tolerating okay, maybe even enjoying his adoptive family s ultra competitiveness Sure, he gets bullied a bit at school gym class is torture , and he s not so quietly nurturing a crush on Si O Mara, a gay football player at his school who is also president of the Gay Straight Alliance.However, he s never kissed anyone, much less been in a relationship And his older sister Daphne is determined to change that and much of Nolan s life before she heads off to college in the fall But Daphne s take no prisoners style isn t something Nolan is ready for when it comes to his life, especially his lack of a love life Technically, to any outsider, this might look like Daphne is doing a favor for me Technically, any outsider would be wrong Daphne wants to be sure Nolan is prepared for college, so she encourages forces him to get involved in some extracurricular activities And then, when her own relationship status changes, she essentially threatens him to find a date to the upcoming Junior Senior Prom or she ll find one for him.From this point on, things go totally awry for poor Nolan Suddenly he finds himself in the midst of fake dating, a menacing ex girlfriend, an after school art program with younger kids, and volunteering to help with the art for the prom as well as the after prom party And all the while, he s utterly confused about his feelings for two guys, confusion that bubbles over to Daphne and others as well How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom is a little bit zany but certainly a little bit predictable as well, although Goslee definitely kept me guessing until the very end with a few things But while I liked the twists, one major one confused me, because the characters never fully discussed their feelings until the very end, and even then I wasn t sure what precipitated that I m being purposely vague because I don t want to spoil things, although other Goodreads reviews do giveplot away Goslee s books I also enjoyed her first book, Whatever are utterly charming, fun reads They re not full of angst like so many other YA books, and they definitely treat sexual orientation in a matter of fact way rather than as a cause for drama Even an instance in which a male character begins dating another male after a two year relationship with a female character is met with confusion, but not ridicule Her dialogue is fresh without being pretentious or so sarcastic you think you re listening to stand up comedians rather than high school students.While I do wish that the characters were a littlefleshed out here so I could understand why they behaved the way they did, I enjoyed How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom quite a bit, and read the book in one day It really charmed me, reminded me a little bit of my high school days and, at the same time, made me wish they resembled the book a little , too See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow me on Instagram at screaming bc the fake dating trope is my favourite ever and I love some good queer content HOW NOT TO ASK A BOY TO PROM is a cutesy, laugh out loud, fake dating LGBTQ YA contemporary that somehow both surprised and delighted me and also felt a little lacking Googling how to fake date since I obviously have no idea how to read date, either brings up a treasure trove of fanfiction that I bookmark for later, but is otherwise super unhelpful.There are a lot of things at play in Goslee s book and because we re only given vague explanations it skips along as if we re already in HOW NOT TO ASK A BOY TO PROM is a cutesy, laugh out loud, fake dating LGBTQ YA contemporary that somehow both surprised and delighted me and also felt a little lacking Googling how to fake date since I obviously have no idea how to read date, either brings up a treasure trove of fanfiction that I bookmark for later, but is otherwise super unhelpful.There are a lot of things at play in Goslee s book and because we re only given vague explanations it skips along as if we re already in the know and therefore doesn t bog us down with a lot of backstory or any flashbacks whatsoever We re excused from much of the drama and yet I feel like as a result some of the impact is also lost For the record, I am nothing like a hipster at all I have an appreciation for art that sometimes includes the absurd, but my outfits are born out of incredible laziness, not any sense of style All my ugliness is a side effect of being too tired to care.That said, this was pretty adorable and I laughed constantly The narrative is witty even if we have yet another totally clueless protagonist I feel like had this been padded with an extra hundred pages, fleshed out some of the characters and situations, maybe tidied up some of the ambiguous bits that kind of frustrated me, this would ve been an easy four Highly enjoyable As it is, it s pretty damn sweet but not quite everything I wanted Would definitely read the author again though.3.5 stars I received an ARC from the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review fake dating misunderstandings that come with it the drama secondhand embarrassment THE FLAVOR 2.75 One word ADORABLEThe first half was boring and the writing style is basic too, but I really liked the relationship between Nolan and her sister, and the romance was so cute Especially at the end The.75 in my rating is here only because of the ending. UPDATE upon further inspection aka I thought about it I m changing my rating to three stars There were a few plot points that felt out of place and weird Some things weren t even addressed and even if the main couple was cute I didn t really feel like they were exploredHow Not to Ask a Boy to Prom reminded me of fanfiction but likenot in a bad way Maybe it was the fake dating trope, maybe it was the fact that 90% of the book was just Nolan and his stream of awkward slash borderline emba UPDATE upon further inspection aka I thought about it I m changing my rating to three stars There were a few plot points that felt out of place and weird Some things weren t even addressed and even if the main couple was cute I didn t really feel like they were exploredHow Not to Ask a Boy to Prom reminded me of fanfiction but likenot in a bad way Maybe it was the fake dating trope, maybe it was the fact that 90% of the book was just Nolan and his stream of awkward slash borderline embarrassing trains of thought Maybe it was the fact that Nolan actually references fanfiction AND the trope multiple times throughout the course of the book Either way it was quick, entertaining, and HIGHLY addicting which is basically why fanfiction is so appealing Either way, on to the review PLOTNolan Grant is sixteen, gay, and definitely still a virgin He s never had a boyfriend, or even been kissed It s not like Penn Valley is brimming with prospects And when his big sister stages an elaborate prom posal so Nolan can ask out his not so secret crush, Nolan freezes He s saved from further embarrassment by bad boy Bern, who, for his own reasons, offers to fake date Nolan.Nolan thinks it s the perfect way to get Daphne off his back and spend the rest of the year drawing narwhals, tending to plants, and avoiding whatever died under his bed a few weeks ago What he doesn t think about is Bern s ex girlfriend, who seriously wants to kill himI feel like I should already admit that I think the fake dating trope is used way too much and highly predictable Yet I m complete and utter trash for it don t me Yes, tropes are dumb yadda yadda yadda but,,,queer fake dating Um Yes please Give me it N O W.But sadly that s all the book had going for it AGAIN, I DON T MEAN THIS IN A BAD WAY Plot wise, not much happened I can see why most would give it a low rating because of that But I was actually okay with it I mean come one, it s marketed as a light hearted contemporary and that s exactly what we got.CHARACTERSEven if nothing really went on plot wise what made this book a four star read was the characters They just feel so real and relatable, although I did roll my eyes a few times because wowthese idiots Nolan was an absolute weirdo and so was 99% of these characters Bren was adorable Evie Nolan s best friend , Daphne his sister , their parents, random side characters, etc you name it THAT is what made this book so good Because despite the fact that NOTHING happens it was entertaining to watch these interactions even among random side characters Although a problem I had with the book was that they introduced so many characters that I kept on forgetting who was who FINAL THOUGHTSLook This book was not perfect It wasn t some profound piece of literature that will magically change the world It was weird It was cute It was funny I had a few problems with the book and wished some of the characters werefleshed out but I don t think I would of enjoyed it if it was longer The ending left things open which I liked The author didn t drag along the plot for the sake pf making the book longer Once it bypassed the beginning stages it got straight to the point wellllllnot really But you can clearly see where the main plot is heading I really enjoyed it If you want a quick, cute, and wacky rom com with queer characters than check out this book FAVORITE QUOTESGoogling How to fake date since I obviously have no idea how to real date, either brings up a treasure trove of fanfiction that I bookmark for later, but is otherwise unhelpful All I ve learned so far from my various, entirely reliable sources is that fake dating involves a lot of hand holding in public, hurried passionate kisses when cornered, and accidental bed sharing when there are no extra rooms at the inn I duck my head to hide a wince My life has turned into a bad rom com movie, only chances are slim to zero that I ll actually get my happy ending I like plants Bern cracks up He goddamn giggles, burying his face in hands I have to save his soda from getting shoved off the table To think about how right about now Bern usually drags me into the bathroom, how we ll touch without really touching, and how my skin always tingles when we don t actually fucking make out I curl my fingers into his and lace them together Bern, set up next to me, pushes his foot into mine He says, Going soft, Grant and, crap, maybe I am an asshole I could say it s because of how the sun onhis face males his eyes look nearly black and his mouth this deep ruby red i think i probably prefer whatever but this was so good too 4.5 Rep gay mc, Jewish bi li, Korean American lesbian side character DNF 30 pages i m going to dnf this because i m not able to connect with any of the characters or the story perhaps i ve become to old to care about high school books any because i m not being able to get into any of these stories lately i think they re too immatureso yeah i m not going to invest anyof my time into this


About the Author: S.J. Goslee

I write books about teenagers, fanfiction about werewolves, and have a not so secret love of commas, run on sentences, alt rock, and dogs I live outside Philadelphia, PA with my husband, two sons, and an ill advised amount of animals.I m terrible at social media, PR and face to face encounters, so I apologize if we ve ever met IRL You can most likely find me hanging out daily on tumblr, and lurking only once a month or so on twitter More at sjgoslee.com, tumblr or facebook


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