Read Dress Codes for Small Towns Online Free - As the tomboy daughter of the town’s preacher, Billie McCaffrey has always struggled with fitting the mold of what everyone says she should be. She’d rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid group of friends: Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee.
But when Janie Lee confesses to Billie that she’s in love with Woods, Billie’s filled with a nagging sadness as she realizes that she is also in love with Woods…and maybe with Janie Lee, too.
Always considered “one of the guys,” Billie doesn’t want anyone slapping a label on her sexuality before she can understand it herself. So she keeps her conflicting feelings to herself, for fear of ruining the group dynamic. Except it’s not just about keeping the peace, it’s about understanding love on her terms—this thing that has always been defined as a boy and a girl falling in love and living happily ever after. For Billie—a box-defying dynamo—it’s not that simple.
Readers will be drawn to Billie as she comes to terms with the gray areas of love, gender, and friendship, in this John Hughes-esque exploration of sexual fluidity.
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August 21, 2017
I could not have loved this book any more.
August 22, 2017
Otters Holt by night was all ghost, no town.
this is a goofy and sweet book with commendable intentions and an appealingly big-hearted energy. what makes it stand out from most YA offerings is that it is set in a small christian town in kentucky and features a central character whos...
February 06, 2017
I wish more books were written about friendship, especially a group of friends. I absolutely live for those types of stories, and this was a great one. Such amazing, loveable characters. I loved every member of the Hexagon, and would totally join their crew if they let me.
August 20, 2017
I would first like to adress that I have seen many readers say Billie (the main character) is genderfluid. She is not. She /is/ a tomboy. She /is/ questioning her sexuality. She /is/ traditionally masculine in actions and dress. She /is/ questioning her gender, however, she identif...
May 14, 2017
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
“I am dressed as a boy, I have kissed a girl, I have met people outside my usual web. No one cares. I am hidden. I am perfectly transparent.
This is it. This is living.”
This was a YA contemporary story ab...
October 07, 2017
Release date: August 29th, 2017
There were some beautiful themes and moments in this book, but I think the writing style wasn't for me. It was just a bit too slow and melancholy for me to enjoy. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, though, and I do think a lot of people will enjoy this book!
May 07, 2017
"The year I was seventeen, I had five best friends—a Pixie, a president, a pretender, a puker, and a douchebag—and I was in love with all of them for different reasons."
Dress Codes for Small Towns is like Starbucks's Unicorn Frappuccino. You like the idea of it. You think it looks sleek and col...
October 27, 2017
Dress Codes for Small Towns is, more than anything, a story about friendship.
This book follows Billie, tomboy daughter of the town's preacher, and her group of friends, called "the Hexagon".
The year I was seventeen, I had five best friends—a Pixie, a president, a pretender, a puker, and a doucheb...
December 10, 2016
This book has such big heart.
Thank you, Rosemary, for sending me a copy, for getting how much I love Courtney's books. How she is an auto-buy author for me because all of her books are delicately written about brave girls.
Billie McCafferty is a brave girl, indeed. In her small town, she is the...
October 07, 2017
This books is so so so SO special.
It's now been a month since I've read this book and I still haven't found any proper words for it.
I love this so much because this felt like a big blanket that I could just snuggle up in. The writing style is just so beautiful and mellow.
This book talked about so...