Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Turning 16 (Volume 1) by Perie Wolford & Michelle Doering

Turning 16
by Perie Wolford & Michelle Doering

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Published by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform February 24, 2014
Source: Bought on Amazon
Rating: 5 Stars

New Gay Series to Pay Tribute to Sixteen Candles Movie and Other Awesome John Hughes Movies and Era of the 80es in General.

Sam never liked his birthdays because not a single one of them was happy... When he turned 1, he fell face-down into his birthday cake; when he turned 5, he broke his left arm and when he turned 7, he broke his right arm and his left leg; when he turned 12, his house caught fire. Now Sam is about to turn 16 and he is dreading the day. The only birthday wish he has is for Jake who is the Mr. Popular of Arcadia High to even acknowledge his existence, or better yet give him a happy-birthday kiss. But Sam knows that it's not gonna happen. Or is it?

What is NOT to like about this book? John Hughes inspiration is all over the place and this 80's girl LOVES it!

Hero Sam has bad luck with birthdays, much like Sixteen Candles' heroine Samantha. Like Samantha, this Sam is fixated on a Jake, the most popular guy at his school. His biggest birthday wish? A kiss from Jake, the fantasy guy of Sam's wet dreams.

In his quest to survive his 16th birthday, Sam enlists the support of new friend Mitch. Soon, however, Mitch begins appearing in Sam's dreams along with Jake. Then, in real life, Jake and Mitch begin fighting. Is it over Sam?

There's not a lot of depth to this book, but you don't need depth! It's a boy-meets-boy story with 80's charm that I'd definitely read over again. Luckily for me, Perie Wolford is writing a sequel that comes out in June entitled, "Turning 17." I can't wait to find out what happens next!!

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