Read Looking for Group Online Free - Thelma & Louise meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in a brave, timely YA about two teens who embark on a cross-country road trip.
Dylan doesn’t have a lot of experience with comfort. His room in the falling-down Village Estates can generously be categorized as “squalid,” and he sure as hell isn’t getting any love from his mother, who seemed to—no, definitely did—enjoy the perks that went along with being the parent of a “cancer kid.”
His only escape has been in the form of his favorite video game—World of Warcraft—and the one true friend who makes him feel understood, even if it is just online: Nuba. And now that Dylan is suddenly in remission, he wants to take Nuba on a real mission, one he never thought he’d live to set out on: a journey to a mysterious ship in the middle of the Salton Sea.
But Nuba—real-life name Arden—is fighting her own battles, ones that Dylan can’t always help her win. As they navigate their way west, they grapple with Nuba’s father (who refuses to recognize his daughter’s true gender), Dylan’s addiction, and the messy, complicated romance fighting so hard to blossom through the cracks of their battle-hardened hearts.
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June 11, 2017
Where do I begin reviewing a book so vastly different than any I’ve read before? I was intrigued the moment The Literary Box announced this as their next curator’s novel, partly due to the gorgeous cover and partly due to the content. When contacted for a review, I was initially curious how this...
April 12, 2017
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
“I’m everything. I’m the whole world.”
This was a YA contemporary romance story, featuring a gay boy, and a transgender girl.
I liked both Dylan and Arden, and both had had a rough time of it. Poor Dylan h...
August 18, 2016
Okay it's 1:26 am and I just finished this, so I'll polish this review later. But I have so many THOUGHTS, so:
This book... it's so many things that I've wanted. Some things that I've known I wanted, and somethings I had no idea I wanted.
Dylan, our main character, has made a "miraculous" recover...
April 14, 2017
A Twitter friend sent me a copy of a physical ARC back in December, after I expressed deep misgivings about what I'd heard about it, and I chronicled my reading of it through a continuation of that same thread.
Short version: I, as a trans woman, was profoundly concerned because Dylan, the narrato...
April 11, 2017
Actual rating: 2.5 stars
I was so not informed that this is going to be a road trip book. Let me tell you about road trip books - I usually do not enjoy them. I don't know why, but when it comes to road trip books, I tend to get bored and I just want the book to be over already. This is why I ten...
September 27, 2016
This is such a beautiful story of friendship, love and support between two kids who really need acceptance and understanding and find it in each other, and I liked that it showed how real, deep and close online friendships can be, but also how meeting in person can change how you perceive someone...
June 02, 2017
This story is a fabulous combination of road-trip story and geeky online gamers joking about World of Warcraft and teens figuring out themselves and their families and life and especially love. Dylan is a poor gay boy from the broken side of the tracks who has only just been given that dubiously...
July 09, 2017
I really wanted to love this book - it had the potential to be a wonderful story, but I can't get past the romantic plot-line (a gay boy and a transgender girl falling in love). Was it a lesson on sexual fluidity? Was it a clueless author? Blatant disrespect? I'm not sure what the point of their...
March 05, 2017
TF is this book's problem though? It's as if it's picking a fight with me. *cries*
"You’re going to turn the next page, because you still have hope. You hope there’s a little something more, and it’s nothing personal. People do it at the end of every book. I think that’s why publishers put in all...
November 06, 2017
Sigh. I wanted to like this book a lot more. It mentions World of Warcraft which is my favorite MMO (even though I don’t play it anymore :P), and the blurb on the front flap of the book also sounded promising. Alas.
This review will most likely contain spoilers. There are a few things in terms of...