Nice Catching You Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08L3ZDZ1C
- Publication date : October 30, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2344 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 336 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08M1PXHZF
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #258,630 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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By BookSnuggle on October 31, 2020
Ryan and Joshua are able to weave a beautiful tale of love while also bringing forward social issues that are happening in our world today. I laughed, I cried, I wished I could reach through the story and yell at a few of the characters, and once I started reading I was drawn into their world and felt connected to the story in a way that doesn’t happen very often.
Read this book! You won’t regret it and I hope you’ll fall in love with these characters as much as I have!
The second half of the story is Team Good versus Team Evil. There is one minor character who starts out on Team Sad and eventually joins Team Good. But characterization is totally binary. Either you are Good because you are a naturally good person and therefore are a vocal proponent of gay rights, or you are Evil because you are naturally evil and homophobic.
The reason I think this book is heavy on the wish fulfillment is the last 5-10% of the book. 100% of Team Evil (that have names anyway) gets fired or expelled, and several of them face jail time.
Also, Team Good is not called out when they behave badly. They're Team Good, so everything they do must be good
Example A: The law student is hanging out with a friend. She reads a gossip article about his relationship with the hockey player. She asks him (paraphrased) "did he really sleep with a girl at some point in his life? [Or is that just crap the author made up?]" He replies "the article was written by Team Evil so you are a bad friend for considering they might be telling the truth at all. Also, I am low key bi-shaming by getting angry that you asked."
Example B: a Team Good lawyer files a lawsuit against the school. (That's fine.) The school is not represented at the initial hearing. (Seems shady, but I'm not a lawyer.) The book explains the school's absence in a way that implies this is intentional. (Now it's definitely shady.) And they specifically requested a judge that some of the lawyers involved are hoping will be specifically sympathetic to them due to alumni relationships. (Uh, what?)
In both examples, Team Good's behavior is excused or overlooked because... it's Team Good, duh!
Overall, a mixed read. Very predictable, though. The only part that truly surprised me was at the end when they explicitly listed jail sentences and school rejections and other various forms of retribution for Team Evil.
Top reviews from other countries
Not only did I enjoy the love story but I saw and felt from Nick’s perspective his fear of coming out in his chosen sport. Fear of not only of rejection for himself but that it would affect his team’s performance. I was really gutted for him by the hatred and bias shown by certain characters and then so proud of his strength of character.
A wonderful book, fully deserving of 5 stars.