- File Size: 3326 KB
- Print Length: 86 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 12, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00RS96EYM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #539,469 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Maps (Life According to Maps Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The three novellas together are essential, carry the story through to satisfying conclusion, and I laughed over slapstick humor and Maps' basic obliviousness throughout. This is not a story with mores and wisdom, but a pretty awesome sweet high school romance.
I laughed quite a bit (Maps can be quite ridiculous), had some "awww! moments, and remembered high school and all its insecurity!
Recommended lite romance with laughs, make sure to not miss out on Diamond and Lane's, the sequels.
Other young adult mm I recommend
Looking for Group by Alexis Hall (young college age, sex off stage)
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (fantasy, kissing)
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (historical, rowdy, sex off stage but referred to, bisexuality)
But Benji, who has always lived next door, is moving a few blocks away, and the new family is stirring up trouble in Maps’ routine. Stacie seems to be a female Dennis the Menace, and her older brother Lane, well he just stirs up something in Maps that Maps isn’t quite sure about.
The presence of parents in this story, as warm supportive (if exasperated) players in Maps’ daily drama, is most welcome. The clever, funny writing also makes the story particularly fun to read.
I confess I was a little let down by the ending. It seemed so…tentative. And then I pondered my own teenaged years, and realized that everything is tentative when you’re sixteen. How can you have a happy ending when your life has barely begun? How can you really know who you are when you’ve only just begun to discover yourself?
And, of course, this is book 1 in a series, of which the second book just appeared. I guess I’ll have to keep reading.
I loved the characters here: Maps with his quirky geniusness and confidence. Benji the great lifelong side-kick. Lane and his sister, Stacey. There were some snorting laughing moments whenever Maps and five-year-old Stacey were in the same location. They were hilarious together!
And by the way, Maps's parents were beyond awesome. They didn't treat him any different when they realized their only son was gay. His dad even consoled and encouraged him when he thought Maps's crush didn't work out.
I loved the way the plot reveal. It's simple yet real and full of humor. The good thing was there's no bullying whatsoever here (Benji's brother was a jerk, but it's a personality that generally known) and our MCs were nice and upfront kids who spoke their minds and being true to themselves. The friendship between Maps and Lane built slowly without leaving Benji behind.
Absolutely entertaining and lovely reading!
I needed to find out for myself about this kid, Maps.
I was never disappointed.
This short story, this kid is outrageously, adorably and wickedly funny.
His mind never stops, forever curious, always experimenting; beautifully innocent and full of life; he’s true to himself. He’ll take over the damn world and it’ll be awesome ^^
And Lane? Lane appreciates him for the whole of what he is. And there’s a whole lot of Maps to appreciate.
This was just heartwarmingly beautiful to read and I actually wanted to keep reading. Go figure.
Glad I gave in ;)