Find all of my reviews at soon as I heard inspired by Grease well Much like the band TLC I will fully admit I ain t too proud to beg either and did everything in my power to acquire an early copy of this one And as soon as Ollie started his new school only to run into his summer lovin Will who totally pulled a Danny Zuko with his popular basketball buddies by saying he spent his summer justYou know this old lady was likeOnly Mostly Devastated was everything I wanted it to be It totally had a Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda vibe as the blurb promised not so sure about the Clueless namedrop not really accurate and it wasn t even necessary when the book is a guaranteed winner like this one , Will totally had some legit reasons for being a bit of a turd, Ollie was a great understanding friend, but not afraid to use his words and was unwilling to You know what I just simply adored this I m heart eyes over it, but also in awe, because it tackled so many complex and serious topics AND managed to be an adorkable romcom that squished the air out of my lungs so many times No, no, I genuinely had to put it down and scream at one stage Out loud.
You know a book is absolutely fantastic when it makes you feel absolutely e v e r y t h i n g the characters are feeling.
omfg, Ollie, I was with you in that moment at the end We exploded together view spoiler THE BASKETBALL KISS I WILL NEVER BE OVER IT I DIED AND I THINK WILL HAD A HEART ATTACK AND OLLIE ASCENDED hide spoiler VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA Meets CLUELESS In This Boy Meets Boy Spin On GreaseSummer Lovegone So FastWill Tavares Is The Dream Summer Fling He S Fun, Affectionate, Kind But Just When Ollie Thinks He S Found His Happily Ever After, Summer Vacation Ends And Will Stops Texting Ollie Back Now Ollie Is One Prince Short Of His Fairy Tale Ending, And To Complicate The Fairy Tale Further, A Family Emergency Sees Ollie Uprooted ↠´ Only Mostly Devastated è Download by ↠´ Sophie Gonzales And Enrolled At A New School Across The Country Which He Minds A Little Less When He Realizes It S The Same School Will Goes Toexcept Ollie Finds That The Sweet, Comfortably Queer Guy He Knew From Summer Isn T The Same One Attending Collinswood High This Will Is A Class Clown, Closeted And, To Be Honest, A Bit Of A JerkOllie Has No Intention Of Pining After A Guy Who Clearly Isn T Ready For A Relationship, Especially Since This New, Bro Y Jock Version Of Will Seems To Go From Hot To Cold Every Other Week But Then Will Starts Coincidentally Popping Up In Every Area Of Ollie S Life, From Music Class To The Lunch Table, And Ollie Finds His Resolve Weakening The Last Time He Gave Will His Heart, Will Handed It Back To Him Trampled And Battered Ollie Would Have To Be An Idiot To Trust Him With It AgainRight Right 3.
5A hugely enjoyable YA romance which also tackles a serious subject very well.
This is only slightly touched on in the blurb so I m not going to elaborate too much.
The theme of the book isn t a new one.
High school setting with an out character and one firmly in the closest.
But this is truly engaging.
Told only from Ollie s pov and I think I fell for him instantly.
Ollie and Will have a summer fling.
It s intense and passionate but once the summer is over Ollie is baffled by Will s silence.
To make things worse Ollie and his family must move temporarily and Ollie starts a new school.
Will s school and if Ollie was confused about Will s silence after their fling he s evenbewildered by Will s indifference to him at school.
Ollie is befriended by three girls who kind of take him under their wing.
These characters definitely added depth to the story.
They re not the This book is all kinds of adorable It was late afternoon, on the very last Wednesday of August, when I realized Disney had been lying to me for quite some time about Happily Ever Afters Because, you see, I was four days into mine, and my prince was nowhere to be found Gone Vanished Ollie and his parents moved to North Carolina from California for the summer when his aunt becomes ill He spends most of his summer at the beach, taking care of his young cousins There he meets Will handsome, kind, athletic, and fun and it s not too long before the two have completely fallen for one another But after Will leaves the beach to head home, Ollie never hears from him again no calls, texts, nothing.
As if that s not enough for Ollie to deal with, his family has decided to stay in North Carolina to help care for his aunt for a year Now he has to do his senior year in a completely new school, which SUMMER LOVING, BUT GAY Greese inspired queer romcom pitched as Simon Vs meets Clueless SOPHIE GONZALES TELL ME MORE, TELL ME MORE µ Only Mostly Devastated ☆ Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Clueless, inspired by Grease.
With all of the many, many dramatics of the straight friends in the book, I definitely got a Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda vibe from the story, no doubt.
But Clueless was extremely funny, which this book had its moments, but I didn t personally feel that humor played much of a role here At least not constantly, like in Clueless.
And Grease Ummm, I didn t really feel that many Grease like moments, but I m not completely obsessed with that movie in the same adoring way that my hubby is The boy has a problem, I m telling you hehAs the story began, it was Ollie s first day at a new school in North Carolina, then over the course of the story, we got flashbacks of a summer fling that he d had with a local, closeted basketball player, Will, which se The catch is, girls have to ask guys, Matt added.
Huh Seemed pretty heteronormative And what if a girl wanted to ask a girl Or otherwise THIS BOOK It is such an important story and brings up such valid topics, such as the quote above Honestly, I went into this with expectations of having a good time and just rooting for all the gays And I got that, but I also got so muchout of this book The writing was also amazing It was smart and funny and I adored every word on these pages.
We follow Ollie and Will, two boys who had a summer fling together Ollie was supposed to just spend the summer in North Carolina and then go back home to California Unfortunately, Ollie s aunt s health took a bad turn, so he ended up staying in NC Little did he know, he would be going to the same school as Will Which, Ollie should be over the moon happy about that, right Except there s just one problem Will i
I really, really enjoyed this I do wish we had gotten a littleshow and a little less tell in regards to the romance between Ollie and Will, but I still really enjoyed this and I could NOT put it down Not only was it super fun and romance y, but it also had some depth and really took a good look at grief and I liked it a lot I cannot wait to read what Sophie Gonzalez puts out next TW terminal illness, death of a loved one, homophobia I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BOOK I requested this book from Netgalley for one reason it is branded as an LGBT version of Grease Instantly I thought, How can that not be great I was lucky enough to get this on a wish and oh boy was I right It was so great, so sweet, so nostalgic but still so fresh I am all out fangirl ing for this one I only have one thing to say get your hands on this book as soon as you canAll I d needed was a Destiny s Child song playing as an overture and it would ve been the greatest screw you since Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind OllieTHE THINGS I LOVED Grease One of my all time favourite movies is Grease, it always takes me back and makes me happy I absolutely love how this book drew on the overall concept of Grease and how it was, in many ways, deligh