Monday, June 13, 2016

Whatever


From the Publishers:
It's like the apocalypse came, only instead of nuclear bombs and zombies, Mike gets school participation, gay thoughts, and mother-effin' cheerleaders.
Junior year is about to start. Here's what Mike Tate knows:
His friends are awesome and their crappy garage band is a great excuse to drink cheap beer. Rook Wallace is the devil. The Lemonheads rock. And his girlfriend Lisa is the coolest. Then Lisa breaks up with him, which makes Mike only a little sad, because they'll stay friends and he never knew what to do with her boobs anyway. But when Mike finds out why Lisa dumped him, it blows his mind. And worse—he gets elected to homecoming court.
With a standout voice, a hilariously honest view on sex and sexuality, and enough f-bombs to make your mom blush, this debut YA novel is a fresh, modern take on the coming-out story.

My Thoughts:
Sometimes I don't read the description before I read the book. After all, the title is whatever, so I just dove right in and was just as confused as the main character Mike. He wasn't sure he was gay and it starts with a friend/girlfriend Lisa so when he finds out that he was drunk making out with a guy, I was just as confused. It seems that everyone else but Mike had their gadar beeping away on him.  What I want to know is how can someone in their junior year in high school be so clueless about their sexual orientation? Perhaps he was not clueless, just not willing to look closely at himself. That happens all the time. 

This book is angst funny. Everyone is both wise ass and sweet and no one has it together. A great read for 8th graders and up. 

Access to this book was provided by Net Galley and the publisher. Publication date: August 2, 2016.

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