Common Ground
Bookreview / April 25, 2015

Common Ground is a book by Benton Harrison and would fall in the jock-nerd category, one of my personal favorites. There is something about high school boys that I really like in a book and this one is no different. Beechum Finch is a science nerd in high school, about to graduate. Most of his time there was pleasant, but there has always been one bully, named Marlowe Craig. For all those years he has made Beechums life miserable, but so far Beechum has endured it. Hudson Gudmani is on the same football team as Marlowe, but has one big secret. He has always had a crush on Beechum, but so far never acted on it. One night he decides to act on it and things start to change for sure. But will Marlowe allow them to be happy together? First of all, I really liked the book and the story, but the whole thing just seemed a bit easy to me. All those years Hudson never did anything and then one night he just “decides” to tell Beechum about his feelings. And within days from that they are very much in love. In the beginning they have fake girlfriends…

Just That Easy
Bookreview / April 7, 2015

Just That Easy is the debut novel by Madeline Kirby so it reads as a first time story. But there is nothing wrong with that and in this case the story is great, sweet and very lovable. I enjoyed it very much. We meet David Harper, once the high school nerd, now a normal student in graduate school. He turned out alright, but still has some lingering insecurity in the back of his mind. Will he ever be good enough for someone and will someone actually like him for what he is and who he is? Then one day, Sean Sullivan returns into his life. Sean was in the same high school David was in, but he was the prom king, the jock and so very very straight. David has always been attracted to him, but what could he do? But then Sean starts showing interest in him and makes it pretty clear he wants more than some fooling around and experimenting…. Both boys have to work through their insecurities and their doubts to find what they need and find true love. Of course this is just another jock-nerd story, but those are among my favorites. Didn’t we all have…