Read them before they're on your screen:
girlfriend material because she and Abby start dating. And things are freakin' fantastic... until they aren't. Trust and boundaries are broken and things derail fast. Will they get back together or is their love doomed to the dumps?
PS The "best burger in Los Angeles" bit is because Abby's new friend Jax is on a mission for his dad's new app: to taste test all the burgers in LA and rate them to help people figure out which burger is the best, and therefore the one they should eat. (It's an intriguing B-story, and I like the Jax-and-Abby friendship.)
The Summer of Jordi Perez is a delight! It's an easy read that has just the right amount of romance without being CW-level cutsy-gross. And the fat positivity is superb. THIS is the body-positivity story that I want (not Julie Murphy's Dumplin').
This is me after hearing about One Day at a Time's cancellation:
(Anyone else mourning?
Well, to help tide us over until we can find the next best thing to binge-watch, Bustle put together a list of read-alikes, and we have several of them! (And I've added a few more, too.)
Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) is deliciously sex-positive. Jack is gay, so most of it gay-gentric, but there are also tidbits of lesbian-centric and even asexual-centric positivity.
Jack and his two best friends Jenna and Ben go to a private school in NYC. Jenna, who has an investigative website, convinces Jack to write Ann Landers-style sex advice to anonymous emailers. Jack has lots to share because, as he says, he likes having sex and isn't shy about it. Things are going swimmingly until Jack starts getting these mysterious origami-folded, pink notes in his locker. They start out innocent enough, but quickly become stalker-y, which leads to the three friends investigating. The culprit is unexpected, which makes for delightful storytelling.
With 2019 upon us, I leave you with an exciting adventure story, to take with you on your adventure into 2019. What was your favorite adventure-y read of 2019?
I absolutely loved Ship It! It hit me right in the feels! Which fandom book made you squee this year?
Even if you're not between the ages of 10 and 13 doesn't mean you can't read and enjoy books written for this age group! Did you read a book written for middle schoolers this year? Did you like it? Why or why not?