!!> Reading ➷ Whatever. ➯ Author S.J. Goslee – Writerscompany.co.uk

Whatever. 4.5 stars screams because this was probably the cutest thing i ve ever read and i m pretty sure i smiled the whole way through there was just so much i loved about this mike, cam, wallace, serge, jason, j.j etc and yes, i did just name pretty much every character in the book, but what the hell, i adored them all the writing was great, the plot was entertaining, it was funny in all the right places and i had so much fun reading this one.it s definitely not perfect there s some bisexual erasure 4.5 stars screams because this was Whatever by S.J Goslee is a hilarious and honest YA coming out story and it s in many ways unlike anything I ve ever read before It s not a romance by any usual standards, but it can be painfully romantic and endearing at times It s a heart warming story with so many laugh out loud moments and unparalleled honesty in dealing with subjects like self discovery, bisexuality and coming of age.Our protagonist Mike Tate is so easy to fall in love with, despite or because of his many shortcomings Whatever by S.J Goslee is a hilarious and honest YA coming out story and it s in many ways unlike anything I ve ever read before It s not a romance by any usual standards, but it can be painfully romantic and endearing at times It s a heart warming story with so many laugh out loud moments and unparalleled honesty in dealing with subjects like self discovery, bisexuality and coming of age.Our protagonist Mike Tate is so easy to fall in love with, despite or because of his many shortcomings He drinks, he smokes weed, he challenges his friends to do insane things He is really a fairly typical and pretty obnoxious 16 year old boy with wild hormones and plenty of time on his hands At the same time, though, we see him caring for his 6 year old sister, being secretly and sort of reluctantly kind to his friends and putting himself into danger to save a younger boy from a sure beating Even when he s being insufferable which is often , there is such potential shining in Mik Hilarity Ensues When A Slacker Teen Boy Discovers He S Gay, In This Unforgettably Funny YA Debut.Mike Tate Is A Normal Dude He And His Friends Have A Crappy Band An Excuse To Drink Cheap Beer And Rock Out To The Lemonheads And Hang Out In Parking Lots Doing Stupid Board Tricks But When Mike S Girlfriend Lisa, Who Knows Him Better Than He Does, Breaks Up With Him, He Realizes He S About To Have A Major Epiphany That Will Blow His Mind And Worse He Gets Elected To Homecoming Court.It S Like The Apocalypse Came, Only Instead Of Nuclear Bombs And Zombies, Mike Gets School Participation, Gay Thoughts, And Mother Effin Cheerleaders.With The Free Spirit Of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, The Raw Voice Of Winger, And Characters Reminiscent Of Freaks Geeks, This Debut YA Offers A Standout Voice And A Fresh, Modern Take On The Coming Out Story. 4.5 starsSo much quirky good fun I adored this If you like your MCs quirky and kinda clueless, you re going to love Mike I was smiling through most of this following along with him as he comes to terms with the fact that he s bi, deals with a myriad of odd friendships, comes out and realizes on an unlikely crush This is YA but on the older end of YA where the characters are doing things like drinking, smoking pot and being horny a lot of the time Kinda like I remember high school At th 4.5 starsSo much quirky good fun I adored this If you like your MCs quirky and kinda clueless, you re going to love Mike I was smiling through most of this following along with him as he comes to terms with the fact that he s bi, deals with a myriad of odd friendships, comes out and realizes on an unlikely This whole review will be filled with spoilers, and boy oh boy, do I have a lot to say This book is extremely biphobic, homophobic and it s filled with girls fetishizing the main character and his love interest That s not even my problem The thing is, none of these things gets called out, ever Instead of wasting my time explaining everything, let s just jump into some lines from the actual book, shall we Lisa says, You need to be my running mate Mike laughs You re on crack, no way am I This whole review will be filled with spoilers, and boy oh boy, do I have a lot to say This book is extremely biphobic, homophobic and it s filled with girls fetishizing the main character and his love Bahahaha, seriously this book Great humor Great characters And great story Mike is not the quintessential 16 yo soon 17 Yes, he spends time with his friends, and yes he does A LOT of stupid things But he also spends a lot of time with his baby sister Rosie and he is actually sort of thoughtful.Mike has been dating Lisa for quite some time, he s in a band with his best friends and he has an archenemy, who used to beat him up after baseball.Mike works at his uncle s cheese shop, and is tr Bahahaha, seriously this book Great humor Great characters And great story Mike is not the quintessential 16 yo soon 17 Yes, he spends time with his friends, and yes he does A LOT of stupid things But he also spends a lot of time with his baby sister Rosie and he is actu I absolutely love it when books surprise me This is a book that definitely surprised me in the best possible way Admittedly, when I first started reading, I had my doubts We re first introduced to Mike as he s coming out of a stoned stupor after partying with his bros He had that dude voice that, while authentic, drives me completely nuts and I was ready to give up right then and there But I decided to keep going and I am so glad that I did Mike never really loses his dude voice, but for s I absolutely love it when books surprise me This is a book that definitely surprised me in the best possible way Admittedly, when I first started reading, I had my doubts We re first introduced to Mike as he s coming out of a stoned stupor after partying with his bros He had that dude voice that, while authentic, drives me completely nuts and I was ready to give up right then and there But I decided to keep going and I am so glad that I did Mike never really loses his dude voice, but for some reason he makes it wildly endearing In addition to this, the relationships he has with his mom, his little sister, his friends, his ex girlfriend and the burgeoning attraction between him and the love interest no spoilers are extraordinary and so wholly real that each interaction while seemingly laid back oozes with meaning and authenticity I also loved the way that Goslee handles Mike s discovery of his sexu Short version I loved this It s adorable, heartfelt, laugh out loud funny, and frighteningly relatable The internal and external conflicts the MC faces with regard to coming out were beautifully and accurately rendered, and the romance depicted i This story felt a bit like a modern day interpretation of a John Hughes movie, but with the protagonist coming to terms with his feelings for guys And,specifically, with those surrounding his long sworn enemy The constant humor of the story was off the charts epic however, there is a lot of internal dialogue, which I found simultaneously charming and a bit tedious.I didn t dare s 4.5 StarsI can t decide if I want to smack Mike Tate upside the head or hug him tight Maybe both Mike s school year is shaping up to be a real clusterf cough Sorry Let s break it down His girlfriend, Lisa, just dumped him, even though according to her, they weren t really dating anyway Ouch Somehow he s gotten himself roped into school politics, intramural baseball, and homecoming Whatever It s junior year


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