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Kamikaze Boys If the world is against you, don t give up Find yourself a kindred spirit Then you can start fighting backThey say Connor, the one with the crazy eyes and creepy scar, tried to kill his old man Lately he s been seen hanging out with David, the gay guy who always eats lunch alone They make an odd pair, the loser and the psychopath, and bad things happen to people who mess with them Not that Connor and David are looking for trouble Even when taking on the world, they seem interested in each other than fightingKamikaze Boys is a story about breaking the chains that bind you and using them to beat down anyone that gets in your way Better yet, it s about holding hands with the guy you love while doing so ➠ [Epub] ➚ Longbow Girl By Linda Davies ➪ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk don t give up Find yourself a kindred spirit Then you can start fighting backThey say Connor [Read] ➲ On His Naughty List By Jessica Jarman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the one with the crazy eyes and creepy scar ➭ Fire Colour One Read ➵ Author Jenny Valentine – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk tried to kill his old man Lately he s been seen hanging out with David [PDF / Epub] ❤ Invisible Wounds ✅ Kay Douglas – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the gay guy who always eats lunch alone They make an odd pair [KINDLE] ❆ A City Possessed By Lynley Hood – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the loser and the psychopath [Download] ✤ Her Husbands Mistake Author Sheila O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and bad things happen to people who mess with them Not that Connor and David are looking for trouble Even when taking on the world ➵ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern Read ➼ Author Maurice Shadbolt – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk they seem interested in each other than fightingKamikaze Boys is a story about breaking the chains that bind you and using them to beat down anyone that gets in your way Better yet ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☃ Squirmy Wormy ✐ Author Lynda Farrington Wilson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk it s about holding hands with the guy you love while doing so I m not really much of a YA reader and I ve seen this book labeled as such After reading it I wouldn t really classify it as YA It may be about YA characters but I wouldn t say it s for YA readers I think this book can best be appreciated when read as an adult with the perspective of a few years of experience and knowledge It s especially poignant if you did dumbshit stuff as a teenager, because the emotions of Connor and David ring true Granted, theirs was muchintense given the circu I m not really much of a YA reader and I ve seen this book labeled as such After reading it I wouldn t really classify it as YA It may be about YA characters but I wouldn t say it s for YA readers I think this book can best be appreciated when read as an adult with the perspective of a few years of experience and knowledge It s especially poignant if you did dumbshit stuff as a teenager, because the emotions of Connor and David ring true Granted, theirs was muchintense given the circumstances they were living in, but teen angst is universal, it just comes in different flavors My adult self wanted to throttle these two for some of the choices they made, but my inner teenager was like, Fuck yeah, DO IT Those two reactions really made me appreciate this story Connor and David are perfect for each other and each fills in the others gaps withthan just teen love and lust but also the gaps that their messed up families have created As messed up as Connor s family was, there was no doubt he was loved, life and stupid decisions by his father created the dysfunction that was their home life The one that really broke my heart was David The subtlety and total lack of crisis that made up his home dynamic was so sad Having both parents able bodied, employed and available and to still be so distant is just wrong I should say, they could have been available but just chose not to be because of their own selfishness This was where the book lost me a little I really didn t need the added drama view spoiler of the hospital and jail hide spoiler to get the impact of these characters and their lives David s dad s reaction was over the top to me and there is NO way I would have forgiven him so soon The ending wrapped up pretty quickly with a neat bow, but I always take any teenage HEA with a grain of salt My cynical adult self still has that perspective that can t be helped I like to think these two made it a forever and always and with their new cobbled together family though They deserved it given the crap they went through to get where they ended up All in all, I really liked it, could have done with a little less drama and Jay Bell s writing is just SO good The writing is so good that I would have been able to get the emotions of these two without the above spoilered thingy.Group read with the unicorns that always makes everything even better D image error 3.5 starsAhhhhback to the safety zone of YA where we rarely argue suspension of belief or hotness of sex scenes.where we usually get a nice dose of naivety and sometimes a good opposites attract storyline.where kids are misunderstood but find acceptance with each other.where first times and explorations and first loves are the norm.I enjoyed Kamizake Boys It is a safe YA book 2 misunderstood, lonely kids finding solace and love with each other Connor, the mystery kid w 3.5 starsAhhhhback to the safety zone of YA where we rarely argue suspension of belief or hotness of sex scenes.where we usually get a nice dose of naivety and sometimes a good opposites attract storyline.where kids are misunderstood but find acceptance with each other.where first times and explorations and first loves are the norm.I enjoyed Kamizake Boys It is a safe YA book 2 misunderstood, lonely kids finding solace and love with each other Connor, the mystery kid w the scar, that everyone thinks tried to kill his dad and David, the outed gay kid, bullied around every corner Theirs is a sweet friendship turned relationship that is sprinkled with adventure, some angst, consequences for actions, future planning, but an all in all likable couple The epilogue was unnecessary and a bit much, even for me But the rest was just right and a nice, enjoyable read Not unforgettable, but likable nonetheless Jay Bell..man does this guy know how to paint a wonderful scene for you to picture when reading his books I find myself turning my nose up at books that are considered YA because I always think I ll miss the sex Damn I need to stop short changing these authors because even tho the sexin may not be ott, the friendship, the love, the feelings make everything worth it.The two young men in this story lived very real lives and even when things shitted on them, they held onto hope and their love to Jay Bell..man does this guy know how to paint a wonderful scene for you to picture when reading his books I find myself turning my nose up at books that are considered YA because I always think I ll miss the sex Damn I need to stop short changing these authors because even tho the sexin may not be ott, the friendship, the love, the feelings make everything worth it.The two young men in this story lived very real lives and even when things shitted on them, they held onto hope and their love to pull them thru Damn, I love you Jay Bell I really, really do Kamikaze Boys is the story of two very different boys that just happen to be perfect for each other who take on the world hand in hand David is the high school nobody who gets picked on and called a faggot daily by the typical bully The fact that David actually is gay and is not afraid to hide it adds layers to the depth of character that he is, but does nothing to improve his standing in the drama filled world that is public school One day Con Damn, I love you Jay Bell I really, really do Kamikaze Boys is the story of two very different boys that just happen to be perfect for each other who take on the world hand in hand David is the high school nobody who gets picked on and called a faggot daily by the typical bully The fact that David actually is gay and is not afraid to hide it adds layers to the depth of character that he is, but does nothing to improve his standing in the drama filled world that is public school One day Connor, the dude with a scar and crazy eyes, who is preceded by rumors that he tried to kill his father, comes to David s rescue David isn t sure that this guy is any better than the asshole Chuck that tortures him regularly, but not having many escape options, decides to give Connor the benefit of the doubt From this moment on, the boys know that they are gonna be ok as long as they have each other As we will learn, though, sometimes life gets in the way of love The boys have a wonderful honeymoon period where they enjoy lots of sweet moments, great sex and grandiose plans to escape to a together forever life in Florida with a big Fuck You to all the people who have caused them problems all before David graduates high school Obviously things are gonna happen to derail this happiness I love the fact that Jay describes David and Connor on his website as kinda the anti Ben and Tim from Something Like Summer It is totally fitting There is no angst between David and Connor They know they love each other, and would go to the ends of the earth to prove it It s just the rest of the world that gets in their way But don t think it s going to be the usual family drama Both boys families are actually fine with them being gay and in love While both boys have had family issues along the way to growing up, there is no homophobia amongst those issues The boys families are actually very accepting of one one another The thing that gets in the way for these two PASSION Yep, the boys passion for one another leads them to do a few stupid, juvenile things, which while they may be justified in the eyes of love, not so much in the eyes of the law This is the point where the mom in me wanted to go to blows with the young passionate thing that still lives in me and remembers what it was like to be young and in love This is the issue I always have with YA books or books about kids in high school or college I was the girl who always wore my heart on my sleeve I fell in and out of love like a whirlwind and each time I thought the most recent boy was the love of my life, never realizing that wasn t true until I met the ACTUAL love of my life I remember the way it felt when it was new, and the adult me would never want to discount those feelings that the young me had But now I am older and maybe a little wiser I know how hard it is to get through those toughest parts of a relationship that you think is meant to be forever, and how amazing it can be to look back at the journey So, often I am apprehensive to be too optimistic about the chances of forever for high school sweethearts This was not the case with David and Connor though The girl in me was cheering for them the entire time I was so upset by the injustice of view spoiler Connor s arrest and the hospitalization of David I detested Dr Wolf so much that I don t have words to describe how I wanted to hurt him Who are these parents that tucked their children away in a mental institute to be drugged for being insecure or gay or lonely or in love with the wrong person I know there are kids with real issues out there, but these weren t them I loved when Sabrina askedSo what about the other people here Any mass murderers, or do all parents try to keep their kids from datingIt pissed me off that parents can give up on their kids so easily and just hide them away from a world that has damaged them But I also loved how Jay wrote both David and Connor to be strong in their isolation And I loved how Connor refused to give up even when he didn t know what was going on with David and why he was unable to reach him And, yes, Connor s reminiscing actually brought me to tears Sometimes a little blind trust is someone is all you need hide spoiler There are so many good supporting characters in this book too From the boys families and neighbors to the unlikely friends that they meet along their journey, each one of them added depth to the story and the characters lives I loved how it showed that enough good people really can outweigh the bad in life And there were some really bad apples as well I have no doubt that David and Connor are gonna make it They just have that something that gives me a whole lotta faith It won t always be easy Yet the whole point of Kamikaze Boys is that even though the journey might sometimes be uphill, it s worth it when you get to hold the hand of the one you love along the way Oh, and the back cover I love it I can totally see the view from the 18 wheeler as it makes its way all over the country Perfect 2.3 stars It was, by no means, a BAD book it was simply, by all means, NOT my kind of book.I just don t think I like being in YA aged characters heads It just doesn twork for me The realism of their stupid STUPID actions rings true however, I m so frustrated by said actions that I end up frustrated by the book as a whole In the case of this book in particular, the completely horrible and awful consequences of those actions view spoiler namely, landing one of the MCs in jail and t 2.3 stars It was, by no means, a BAD book it was simply, by all means, NOT my kind of book.I just don t think I like being in YA aged characters heads It just doesn twork for me The realism of their stupid STUPID actions rings true however, I m so frustrated by said actions that I end up frustrated by the book as a whole In the case of this book in particular, the completely horrible and awful consequences of those actions view spoiler namely, landing one of the MCs in jail and the other in a troubled youths treatment center hide spoiler just took the story to a place that was darker and depressing than I cared to visit.So, yeslesson learned Why did I adore this Why was I completely taken by a book that made me cringe and want to look away from the pages You know when characters make such stupid, stupid decisions that you re embarrassed for them Gah Yup, that was me I adored it because it was so completely far away from the perfectly, perfect MC s and the perfectly, perfect love stories and HEA s that I so often read about And, quite frankly, usually bore me.I was not at all bored I couldn t put this down Jay Bell just gets Why did I adore this Why was I completely taken by a book that made me cringe and want to look away from the pages You know when characters make such stupid, stupid decisions that you re embarrassed for them Gah Yup, that was me I adored it because it was so completely far away from the perfectly, perfect MC s and the perfectly, perfect love stories and HEA s that I so often read about And, quite frankly, usually bore me.I was not at all bored I couldn t put this down Jay Bell just gets me I would not call this a sweet coming of age story Don t get me wrong, they were totally in love and were very sweet together, but their actions were that of a teenager Not just any teenager, but a teenager in love Crazy and dumb It did not make me feel mushy, gushy gumdrops inside No, these boys were infuriating, immature and hot headed But they loved each other and I loved them in all their craziness Conner and David were, at times most of the time , very immature teenagers They made some really dumb decisions I wanted to reach in there and smack em And smack em hard Then their stupid decisions made me think of all the stupid things I did as a teenager of which I have many , so there I was fuming about Conner and David s choices and reminiscing about my own choices when I was younger I had all sorts of conflicting and not so good feels going on inside of me and it was fantastic David and Conner completely broke my heart, as did their parents I m can t even say I was able to bask in the HEA afterglow because I m not sure they ended up with the healthiest of relationships David and Conner were just a little on the insane side But most teenagers are We read it, we re going to chat about it and probably turn this very real, angsty, YA story into something completely inappropriate.STAY TUNED 2.5 rounded upThis was originally a dnf for me, but I promised some unicorns I would try it onetime So I did, and this time, I finished it Warning Major spoilers are hidden under the tags.Basically, it s a sweet story buried under a lot of depressing crap I was so angry about the bullying and general unfairness injustice in the story It was too much And then Then the awful choice to have the father view spoiler trick his son and admit him to a treatment center A treatment center 2.5 rounded upThis was originally a dnf for me, but I promised some unicorns I would try it onetime So I did, and this time, I finished it Warning Major spoilers are hidden under the tags.Basically, it s a sweet story buried under a lot of depressing crap I was so angry about the bullying and general unfairness injustice in the story It was too much And then Then the awful choice to have the father view spoiler trick his son and admit him to a treatment center A treatment center hide spoiler It was an over the top reaction that didn t make sense and it wasn t necessary for the story Yes, view spoiler David made friends and found some confidence, but that could have happened through other scenarios that didn t include hateful doctors drugging people hide spoiler If the author had chosen one of those other scenarios, this could have been a 3.5 rounded to 4 stars story for me As it was, I just felt like I was being manipulated over and over and that added to my anger I did like the MCs, though, and the sweet parts were good.Side notes The special sauce was disgusting and I hated that the author added it to the story.After all that angst, the ending and epilogue felt too much like a Disney fairytale April Book of the Month I will confess I wouldn t have read this book I barely read the blurb I thought to myself, Boy with cray cray eyes and scars, haven t I read something like this in a MF version I kind of did not want to read this book I dragged my ass with starting until yesterday And surprise, surprise I ran through it like it owed me money I do not dislike YA, it s not my preference at this point in the reading game I can t gorge myself on it Used to with MF YA After aw April Book of the Month I will confess I wouldn t have read this book I barely read the blurb I thought to myself, Boy with cray cray eyes and scars, haven t I read something like this in a MF version I kind of did not want to read this book I dragged my ass with starting until yesterday And surprise, surprise I ran through it like it owed me money I do not dislike YA, it s not my preference at this point in the reading game I can t gorge myself on it Used to with MF YA After awhile I started noticing a lot of the stories covered a lot of the same basic themes Kamikaze Boys covered two that I like, nerd with the bad good boy and we re damaged and in love sort of epic like You know the books where the couple does stupid shit for one another because they are in twu luv And I can see the appeal for Jay Bell s writing Even with my gripes with the story, I have to admit when I recognize a good story teller Kamikaze Boys was a good story, it felt like it was two books bridged together I d even recommend it to others to try.Kamikaze Boys is a love story starring bullied, out teen David He s being tormented by a bully after high school one day and the rud crazy, killer teen, Connor comes to David s rescue Both boys form a friendship at a great pace They were a little damaged, life was not particularly easy but good kids Connor comes the wrong side of the tracks, struggling to make ends meet for his family David, is a child of divorce living with his father who has really high hopes but doesn t notice his son is being bullied But their friendship turns to a budding romance, they pulls some pranks, one cuts classregular high school love crap The ride is a little bumpy but mostly smooth I m coasting I m liking the boys, their relationship I m caught up in the smell of teen spirit I do love the nerd with the bad good boy vibes.After what I call the sweet spot of 43%, where if the story ended at that point it would have gotten an automatic 4 4.5 stars out of me, it continued.Around 50%, things aren t looking bad The boys are in their first love stage and common sense is slowly but surely leaving the building Common sense ran away, left town without a forwarding address.The end of the first story happens basically The second book from WTF happened to the MCs showed up and it s coming to wreck the joint Criminal acts happen Not the boys fault in the beginning but after the first eventI wondered what happen to the Connor and David from the first bit, then I remember they lost their damn minds Which brings me to the second theme, the we re damaged and in love sort of epic like This didn t have to happen But it did because they are young, dumb and in love view spoiler Connor got fucked by legal aid Even with the other guy s fancy lawyer, it was like reading the slaughtering of a lamb It s bullshit And David I don t understand why he needed to go the facility He wasn t depressed enough to warrant that drastic reaction from his father excluding the baseball thing Maybe if David was slitting his wrists or in catatonic statesomething to excuse psychiatric medication to be involved as treatment 1 STAR for the second act hide spoiler If only one of those themes were chosenif only.So the boys get their HEA But.The epilogueif it ended with the graduation, I d have let some of my gripes go But it carried onjust pissing me off at the couple s choices Ever heard the saying, you can t live on love alone It s true You can t Love sure as shit doesn t pay bills That fairy tale esque endingonly for the story books.Not only would I like to smack both Connor and David upside their head until the common sense that s been hiding finally frigging kicked the fuck in, I d like to get the parents in on this mega slap 1 2 STAR view spoiler Florida just shouldn t have happened, the second time around How does everyone go from encouraging David to continue with college to being a bum for a year hide spoiler I liked the story, some things just didn t sit right with me but it might work for you I don t hate it It s just one of those kind of reads where I question even giving it a rating MehI might come back and change my rating in the future Right now, I m swimming in thethan 3 less than 4 STAR range Let s say, 3.33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 and call it even I usually like YA but this one was not for me It was definitelya coming of age than romance in my eyes, and I think that is the reason It also took such a strange turn view spoiler Maybe this is realistic in the US, to be put away like that David was, but it felt so sudden Why would his father do that to him, since they seemed to have an ok relationship No, that felt totally off I also did not really feel any chemistry between David and Connor, and did not really understand what C I usually like YA but this one was not for me It was definitelya coming of age than romance in my eyes, and I think that is the reason It also took such a strange turn view spoiler Maybe this is realistic in the US, to be put away like that David was, but it felt so sudden Why would his father do that to him, since they seemed to have an ok relationship No, that felt totally off I also did not really feel any chemistry between David and Connor, and did not really understand what Connor saw in David hide spoiler


About the Author: Jay Bell

Jay Bell led a quiet life in Kansas until the day he met a handsome foreign exchange student who swept him off his feet and carried him all the way to Germany Much to their delight, marriage awaited them when they got there While living so distant from friends and family, Jay began writing in an effort to reconcile the mixture of devotion and alienation he felt This resulted in a Lambda Literary Award and a film option for his best selling novel Something Like Summer Jay and his family have since relocated to Chicago where their adventures continue, as do those of the characters in their emotionally driven Something Like series Jay pens the stories and his husband provides the cover art, making them books about love, forged by love.


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