- Hardcover: 284 pages
- Publisher: Sky Pony Press (April 3 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1510727663
- ISBN-13: 978-1510727663
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 386 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) Hardcover – Apr 3 2018
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“This book is funny, empowering, and romantic, without downplaying the role of platonic friendships. And to the fat girls who are sidelined in almost every romantic comedy? It’s a love letter.” ―Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda"The Summer of Jordi Perez is a confectionary delight. From lovely romantic date nights to secret makeout sessions to utterly relatable friend drama, this is the happy queer-girl romance I've been longing for since I knew enough to long for happy queer-girl romance." Robin Talley, New York Times bestselling author of Lies We Tell Ourselves
"This book is the queer, fat girl rom-com of my dreams! Plus-size fashion, a fat girl falling in love, nuanced friendships, and cheeseburgers! Did I mention cheeseburgers?" Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'
"You'll want to go shopping with Abby. You'll obsessively need to sample every cheeseburger in town. You might even plan a foodie-fashion-fun times vacation in L.A. But most importantly, you'll fall in love with The Summer of Jordi Perez. Just like I did." Gretchen McNeil, author of Ten and I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl
"Amy Spalding is the funniest YA contemporary writer out there." Hey YA Book Riot Podcast
[*] “Funny, full of heart, and refreshingly free of a weight-loss arc.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Abby’s journey is a vehicle for highlighting the dangers of negative self-perception in any relationship or endeavor. . . Finally able to appreciate her talents, she discovers support and care rather than criticism. Shopping, humor, and summer romance add to the appeal of the story.” ―VOYA
“Sweet and delightful.” ―School Library Journal
"A deceptively fun and breezy novel that gracefully delineates the difference between dreaming about a relationship and actually having one. . . . The story moves along effortlessly. This is a book you don’t want to miss a word of. . . . A treat with a heroine who’s not easily forgotten." ―Foreword Reviews
"It’s about the painful fizzy joy of a new crush, about the solidity and support we get from platonic friendships, about feeling lost when family dynamics change." ―Leila Roy, feature for Kirkus Reviews
"This is easily one of the funniest YA novels you'll read all year - maybe ever."―Paste on The New Guy
"Spalding excels at creating flawed characters whose own issues and mistakes propel the plot forward...this book will appeal to those who want a gentle high school drama with a touch of romance."―School Library Journal on The New Guy
"Amy Spalding has a knack for capturing the messiness of family in a way that feels as familiar and comforting as a pair of perfectly worn jeans or favorite pair of flip flops."―Trish Doller, author of Where the Stars Still Shine on Ink is Thicker Than Water
“Spalding's funny and charming writing will have readers flying through the pages. Readers will absolutely connect with these lovable characters.”―BuzzfeedSee all Product description
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Abby is a great character. She was very colourful, literally. She wears tons of colours and patterns that I can only imagine. She knows she’s gay, but she has never had a girlfriend, so she’s still figuring out what that kind of relationship would be like.
I liked the relationship between Abby and Jax. It demonstrates that a boy and girl can be friends without any romance. I also liked that Jax stopped hitting on Abby when he found out she was gay. He didn’t keep pushing her to do something she wasn’t comfortable doing.
The food in this story sounded so good! Well, most of it did. The healthy stuff that Abby’s mom made for her website didn’t sound very appealing, but the burgers and Mexican food sounded delicious! This book will definitely make you hungry!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher.
This book was recommended to me by dear GR friend Lola! Click on her name to read her review. I have read one of the author's previous book and I was really looking forward to this one. Unfortunately it just wasn't for me.
This book was actually really cute! But somehow I found it cringey at the same time. I couldn't keep the smile off my face while reading. Yet there were so many things that Abby said and thought that really rubbed me the wrong way. It bothered me quite a bit so I simply DNFed it.
Nonetheless I highly recommend it. I honestly think that a lot of people will connect with Abby.
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It’s a queer love story where queer love/identity isn’t a crisis or a problem or even out of the ordinary.
It’s a teen love story where the stories of friendships (and the challenges and joys that go along with them) are just as important as the romance.
The complicated relationships between parents and children are treated seriously and realistically without needing a Major Inciting Incident to merit examination. (If you loved that element of Lady Bird, you’ll love it here too.)
Burgers! It’s impossible not to find yourself jonesing for a burger while reading this book.
I hope you love this book too!