Friday, May 9, 2014
Review: Turning 16 by Perie Wolford
New Gay Series To Pay Tribute To Sixteen Candles Movie And Other Awesome John Hughes Movies.
Sam never liked his birthdays because not a single one of them was happy... When he turned 1, he fell face down into his birthday cake; when he turned 5, he broke his left arm and when he turned 7, he broke his right arm and his left leg; when he turned 12, his house caught fire. Now Sam is about to turn 16 and he is dreading the day. The only birthday wish he has is for Jake who is the Mr. Popular of Arcadia High to even acknowledge his existence, or better yet give him a happy-birthday kiss.
But Sam knows that it's not gonna happen. Or is it?
Disclaimer: The plot of the books substantially varies from the John Hughes movies and all the references to the movies are made as a tribute to their awesomeness.
**I received this book free for review from the author as part of the DBML (Don't Buy My Love) program in the M/M romance group on Goodreads.**
I jumped on the chance to review this one as soon as I saw it offered. I am a huge fan of all the John Hughes movies and Sixteen Candles is a classic in my opinion! Even though normally I do not go for YA books I just had to give this one a shot and I am really glad that I did.
Sam is a naive 16 year old boy, he knows he is gay but has not yet taken a step out of the closet. Sam has a huge crush on Jake, but really doesn't think Jake is gay. Then Sam becomes friends with Mitch, but Sam thinks Mitch has a thing for his best friend. Boy is it a shock to Sam when he finds out differently.
I really do not want to give any plot points away in this book, it would spoil it for other readers. There are a lot of errors with in the book and I think it need to be edited again. However I did enjoy the story and thought the little balloons that were all through the book were a different added touch.
I am looking forward to reading book 2 as I really want to see what happens next to Sam and his boyfriend!
My Rating: 3 Stars
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