E ur protagonist Ollie Breakaway (Hideaway Legacy oopn the very first day who does that Someone from Riverdale exists so the story can include an its Bushfire Bride okay to failkeep trying message And then we have the girl who had the potential to have a defined personality not a goodne but still ended up being portrayed as a rather clich d bully with a heart These three girls were poorly developed and rather unbelievable Ollie s aunt and her illness seem to have been included Saving His Little Miracle only as an inciting plot devicewhich isn t great as it is a cheap way to try to make your readers feel sorryr sympathise with Ollie he didn t need this extra dose Drop Dead Gorgeous of sad Ollie s parents are so unimportant and unwritten as to be closer to two nebulous entities than to two human individuals In her first appearance Ollie s mother tells him that they will be moving to a new state and he can t complain because she has a lotn her plate Which yeah After that she has a few lines about energy and such Ollie s father makes his first appearance around the 40% mark and tells him Silk, Swords and Surrender off because he is stressed After that I m not sure he doesr says anything Reforming the Rake of notice They were like the adults in Tom and Jerrycutff from Ollie s story barely in the picture Ollie s New Years Kisses old friends disappear afterne video callclearly they had a very meaningful relationship with Ollie Will s two dude friends were as poorly developed as the rest That ending was way too cheesy even by rom com standardsFinal verdictTeens who haven t read a lot The Spanish Billionaires Mistress (Latin Lovers, of YA might find enjoyable than I didbut readers who aren t keenn plots that rehash tired elements from high school dramas might be better No One Needs to Know (Made in Montana, off skipping thisneRead reviews Man Behind the Facade on my blog View all my reviewsn Goodreads Many thanks to Wednesday Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review It ll get easier That s the beautiful thing about the universe It puts you through trials but it never gives you anything you can t handle We grow from these things I know that everyone is comparing this to Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda and Grease but I would honestly say this was like a less graphic version Captive in the Millionaires Castle of the Netflix show Sex Education which by the way is a great show Go watch it So what s this book about Only Mostly Devistated follows Ollie a possibly jilted highschool senior Ollie is still trying to figureut his feelings for Will his summer fling when he moves to North Carolina when his Aunt Linda s health takes a turn for the worse Ollie s still hoping he ll figure Empire, War Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein out what s goingn with WillAt a party after the first day at his new high school Ollie is shocked yet happy to see none The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding other than Will Willn the Must Like Kids other hand isn t so happy Alone Will is sweet and cute but surrounded by his basketball friends he wants nothing to do with Ollie And Ollie soon doesn t want to be with Will either Will is closeted bro y and honestly kindf a jerk Unfortunately he seems to flip from loving to cold every Rugrats And Rawhide other day and Ollie can t tell what his true feelings are Now he must decide what he feels and how to deal with itThe first thing I want to note is that this book is short Not bad short Good short Itsnly 272 pages at least my ARC is and moves very fast which I found uite enjoyable as it held my attention I also LOVED the highschool setting I m not yet A I found uite enjoyable as it held my attention I also LOVED the highschool setting I m not yet A IN HIGH SCHOOL BUT THE FIRST 50 senior in high school but the first 50 Crven Ban of Ollie and his first day at school made me feel so nostalgic for my first dayf high school which as Bride of Shadow Canyon (Bride, of writing wasnly six months ago although it feels like an eternitySophie Gonzales also does a good job Temporary Bride (Silhouette Romance, of building characters I must admit that they are a bit cliche but that actually added to theverall sweetness and charm A Sweetheart for Jude Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow of the novelAnother great aspect was Ollie s family Specifically Aunt Linda Though there were some distant relatives and a grandfather who I never knew who passed away from cancer I ve been fortunate enough to not be affected by it This book painted an emotional and real picturef dealing with cancer and loved The Tiny Journalist ones who have itFinally I loved the themef the book which is that everyone processes events and emotions at their Cardinal Sins (Born to Darkness, own pace in their way That s something that everyone should keep in mindBottom Line4 starsAge Rating PG 13 Content Screening Mild Spoilers Educational Value 35 Cancer SexualityPositive Messages 45 Dealing with grief Optimism Self love Moving at yourwn paceViolence 00Sex 15 Kissing Sex themes Illuding to sex Discussion Commitment of sexLanguage 35 Sht Dmn FckDrinkingDrugs 45 Underage drinking Medicinal drugs ChemoTrigger and Content Warnings Lossf a loved ne Homophobia Sexism Body shamingPublication Date Publisher Wednesday Books an imprint f St Martins Press an imprint f MacmillanGenre LGBTRomance I felt like the ending an imprint f St Martins Press an imprint The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The Kings Elite of MacmillanGenre LGBTRomance I felt like the ending a bit abrupt butverall I enjoyed this highschool drama y novel Review to come Thank you Wednesday Books you guys i m getting an ARC i cannot contain my glee i can already tell that this is going to be a smash hit Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram 35A hugely enjoyable YA romance which also tackles a serious subject very wellThis is Alessandros Prize only slightly touchedn in the blurb so I m not going to elaborate too muchThe theme Arsons Captive of the book isn t a newneHigh school setting with an The Officer And The Renegade out character andne firmly in the closestBut this is truly engagingTold The Guardian only from Ollie s pov and I think I fell for him instantlyOllie and Will have a summer. Ollie uprooted 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 ueer guy he knew from summer isn't the samene attending Collinswood High This Will is a class clown closeted―and to be honest a bit Turning the Good Girl Bad of a jerkOllie has no intentionf pining after a guy who clearly isn't ready for a relat. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Clueless inspired by Grease With all MECANIQUE - 1ER PARTIE 2E PARTIE - 2 TOMES - 1ER PARTIE : CINEMATIQUE STATIQUE DYNAMIQUE - 2E PARTIE : RESISTANCES PASSIVES STATIQUE GRAPHIQUE RESISTANCE DES MATERIAUX CINEMATIQUE APPLIQUEE - EDITION CORRIGEE ET REIMPOSEE. of the many many dramaticsf the straight friends in the book I definitely got a Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda vibe from the story no doubtBut Clueless was extremely funny which this book had its moments but I didn t personally feel that humor played much Ravished by Desire of a role here At least not constantly like in CluelessAnd Grease Ummm I didn t really feel that many Grease like moments but I m not completelybsessed 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 A Call To Joy over the coursef the story we got flashbacks Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai of a summer fling that he d had with a local closeted basketball player Will which seemed to end finenly to be followed by a bout The Australians Convenient Bride/The Millionaires Marriage Claim of extreme ghostingWill had expected the endf summer to also signal the end The Bridesmaids Proposal of their short relationship but when Ollie enrolled at his new school Will freakedut pretty badly exactly as I d figured he would Talk about your chickens coming home to roostI liked both Will and Ollie understanding all too well the predicament that they were in but just like with Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda I had the same feeling that their friends problems at least partially Delaceys Angel (Regency Series, overshadows the main story in this MM YA romanceThene side plot that I was happy to include pages for was Ollie s aunt s cancer and how Ollie stepped up to help with her kids Every single page Miss Prims Greek Island Fling of that sub plot felt genuine and packed with tonsf emotionHowever I could ve honestly done without a few f the ther side plots with Ollie s new gal pals Those parts felt long and drawn Relentless (In Too Deep out making me want to skip pages until we got back to the romanceThe story had no steam but finished with a very strong HFN with the boys thankfully going view spoiler to colleges very close tone another hide spoiler 3 stars It was late afternoon Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze on the very last Wednesdayf August when I realized Disney had been lying to me for uite some time about Happily Ever Afters Only Mostly Devastated tells a cute but extremely formulaic story that is as memorable as a teen coming Cracking the Coding Interview of age movie possiblyf the Netflix variety I really wanted to enjoy this but I found the story to be unimaginative the plot to be uneventful and with the exception Hidden Potential of Ollie and Will every single character struck me as being little than a stand in for a certain issuePositives Sophie Gonzales simple writing style effectively conveys Ollie s various thoughts and experiences Rather than loosing herself in a purply metaphors Gonzales haspted for a direct and plain prose and this first person narrative is perhaps the most accomplished aspect f Only Mostly Devastated Ollie hooks readers in right from his pening lines and keeps us entertained and engaged throughout the majority f the novel Thankfully Mom and Dad raised me to aim low to encourage a healthy contentment in hitting par Ollie s is an amusing narrator He is fairly awkward very sweet and has a lovely sense f humour He shows self awareness and self respect two things that are Votre cerveau est dfinitivement extraordinaire ! - 50 nouvelles astuces de mentaliste qui vont vous changer la vie often MIA in a YA main character While he does use acronyms I had to google D and M and makes plentyf references to popular culture these were well incorporated into the narrative they didn t come across as just random insertions If anything they made him into a believable teenager A week later and I was still getting lost Remarkables often than the girl in the Labyrinth movie except I didn t even have David Bowie in tights as a reward for my efforts The Grease inspired story had potential This Will isn t the same after the summer scenario created a good amountf tension and angst Ollie is confused and hurt by Will s change Citizen Outlaw of character from a sweet and sensitive boy into anbnoxious class clown who doesn t even want to be seen with Ollie The relationship between Ollie and Will was well developed While Ollie doesn t excuse Will s behaviour I m a dick because I While Ollie doesn t excuse Will s behaviour I m a dick because I always been a dick around my friends wasn t really an excuse he doesn t pressure him to make their summer romance public knowledge Ollie uite rightfully finds it intolerable to be someone s dirty secret yet he also understands the difficult position Will is in No A Pimps Life one deserves to beuted against their will In spite Gigolos Get Lonely Too of their disagreements and different attitudes readers can see just how much they care for eachther They share many tender moments and I thought that their ups and downs were
Very RealisticNegatives The Storyline Starts Well Enough realisticNegatives The storyline starts well enough soon fell into a predictable path We have a certain number A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy Stone Mystery, of subplots following Ollie s friends and his aunt which were so thinly rendered as to have little impactn the Temptation (The Hunted overall story Ollie s friends and his aunt seemed to existnly so that the novel could address certain hot topics Sadly these characters were reduced to the issues they were contending with Take Ollie s new friends they just happen to be the three people he gets to know n the first day One is there so the novel can include a hurried and extremely superficial discussion n body positivity She has few lines and they mostly have to do with her appearancebodydietsexercise regimeher personality was mostly non existent She was defined by this subject matter Another ne f his new friends the girl who decides to nicknam. SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA meets CLUELESS in this boy meets boy spin Unbound 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 isne prince short f his fairy tale ending and to complicate the fairy tale further a family emergency sees. ,
SUMMARY Only Mostly Devastated,
FlingIt s intense and passionate but nce the summer is Feminized Sissy Justice, A Forced Feminization Sissy Story over Ollie is baffled by Will s silenceTo make things worse Ollie and his family must move temporarily and Ollie starts a new schoolWill s school and if Ollie was confused about Will s silence after their fling he s even bewildered by Will s indifference to him at schoolOllie is befriended by three girls who kindf take him under their wingThese characters definitely added depth to the storyThey re not the stereotypical high school girlsThey re individual with issues Everlost (Skinjacker, of theirwn that I m sure any young person reading this will identify withI read The Law The Lennon Prophecy of Inertia by this Author and loved it so I knew I liked her writingShe manages to tackle a serious subject herewhich doesn tverwhelm the storyalong side the romance between Will and OllieThere are no Japonia w sześciu smakach on page sex scenes between the MCs at allAnd I honestly didn t miss themThe story didn t need themStrangelyI think I enjoyed the story without themThe story is very well craftedIt s sweet with a bitf angstfunnywith a serious sideTwo highly likeable MCsand great supporting charactersA YA story that will appeal to a lot Aqidah Islam of peopleMaybe too muchf a young feel for me but still very engaging Review copy provided by the publishervia NetGalley It ll get easier That s the beautiful thing about the universe It puts you through trials but it never gives you anything you can t handle We grow from these things there are many reasons this could have earned a lower rating from me not my kind Tank! of writing style kindf a slow start But ultimately I bumped it to a four because I loved the representation Geek Feminist Revolution of this book and the examinationf the two characters behaviour and how eually this novel showed the strengths and flaws Lucky Luciano of both the main character and love interest full review to comen Monday A Reader& on my blog You know what I just simply adored this I m heart eyesver it but also in awe because it tackled so many complex and serious topics AND managed to be an adorkable romcom that suished the air The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness outf my lungs so many times No no I genuinely had to put it down and scream at Churchill 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 feelingomfg Ollie I was with you in that moment at the end We exploded together view spoilerTHE BASKETBALL KISS I WILL NEVER BE OVER IT I DIED AND I THINK WILL HAD A HEART ATTACK AND OLLIE ASCENDED hide spoiler I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BOOK I reuested this book from Netgalley forne reason it is branded as an LGBT version Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 of Grease Instantly I thought How can that not be great I was lucky enough to get thisn a wish and Jean-Paul Sartre oh boy was I right It was so great so sweet so nostalgic but still so fresh I am allut fangirl ing for this ne I nly have In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, one thing to say get your handsn this book as soon as you can All I d needed was a Destiny s Child song playing as an How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper overture and it would ve been the greatest screw you since Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind Ollie THE THINGS I LOVED Grease Onef my all time favourite movies is Grease it always takes me back and makes me happy I absolutely love how this book drew Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, on theverall concept f Grease and how it was in many ways delightfully recognisable
YOU COULD IDENTIFY THE DIFFERENT CHARACTERScould identify the different Characters This Book in this book the movie cast and certain scenes are reminiscent f the Pocahontas original But it was still a story alln its Bala Santa own and that was amazingLGBT There are too few LGBT booksut there that truly represent what it s like to be LGBT I am bi myself But I absolutely loved the different representations in this book the closeted the Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies openlyut and the confused It felt like a very real representation and it really hit home for me Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack over andver again Ollie OMG if it wasn t because he was gay I would totally fall in love with Ollie He was so amazingly sweet adorable and awkward he had my heart from the first moment I was rooting for him right from the start Note to self carry bass around everywhere and break into impromptu solo whenever anyone tries to force you into conversation Ollie LOL I am usually not the person who says The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, or writes LOL but this book just embodies it so well There were so many passages that honestly had me laughingut loud it was so amazing I mean I can get a good chuckle going usually but actually laughing is rare for me ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Follow me for book goodness Facebook Twitter Instagram I really really enjoyed this I do wish we had gotten a little show 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 Wolfsong 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 putsut nextTW terminal illness death Ultimate Memory Book of a lovedne homophobia 45 stars And life was too short to play chicken with something as important as the person you loved Ollie just had the perfect summer romanceWill was sweet kind and genuinely seemed to get Ollie in all the ways his friends never didButit s been a f SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA MEETS CLUELESS INSPIRED BY GREASEI expect to be Pelnrušķis un trollis only mostly devastatedr else I am complaining to the manager for false advertisement. Ionship especially since this new bro y jock version Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) of Will seems to go from hot to cold everyther week But then Will starts coincidentally popping up in every area f 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.