Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Boyfriends With Girlfriends - A Review

Boyfriends With Girlfriends - Alex Sanchez (S&S Egalley)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • Format: Hardcover , 224pp
  • Sales Rank: 113,651
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • Lexile: HL620L What’s This?


Lance has always known he was gay, but he's never had a real boyfriend. Sergio is bisexual, but his only real relationship was with a girl. When the two of them meet, they have an instant connection—but will it be enough to overcome their differences?

Allie's been in a relationship with a guy for the last two years—but when she meets Kimiko, she can't get her out of her mind. Does this mean she's gay? Does it mean she's bi? Kimiko, falling hard for Allie, and finding it impossible to believe that a gorgeous girl like Allie would be into her, is willing to stick around and help Allie figure it out.

Boyfriends with Girlfriends is Alex Sanchez at his best, writing with a sensitive hand to portray four very real teens striving to find their places in the world—and with each other.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick, easy read that grabbed my attention from the start. This was a book about teenagers discovering who they are and what they want. The characters were interesting and their situations were believable and relatable whether gay, straight or bi.

If I had any gripe, it would be that the book wasn't long enough. It seems just as the story getting going, it was over. Other than that, I really liked it. It did deal with some sexual situations, so I would recommend to the older YA crowd.

Author's Website: Alex Sanchez


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Wow. Really a great review here.

I'm starting to think in this day and age, that the kids need more books like this. That way maybe it can help them cope with some of the crazy things going on. Thanks!

Ryan G said...

I've enjoyed his books in the past so I will be checking this one out. Thanks for the review.