A Very, Very Bad Thing by Jeffery Self

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Read A Very, Very Bad Thing Online Free - From the author of Drag Teen, a startling novel about the complexities of identity -- and of truth.

Marley doesn't just want to be labeled The Gay Kid, but he doesn't have much else going on. He doesn't have any hobbies. Or interests. He's the only kid he knows without a passion . . . until Christopher comes to town. He's smart, cute, gay, and . . . the son of the country's most famous, most bigoted television evangelist.

Marley and Christopher immediately spark -- and become inseparable. For a month, it's heaven. Then Christopher's parents send him to a Pray Away the Gay program, which leads to even worse things. Hurt and outraged, Marley tells a very big lie -- and then has to navigate its repercussions.

Title : A Very, Very Bad Thing
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ISBN : 1338118420
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Peter rated it ★★★★★

December 03, 2017

Omg this book! So powerful, so profound and so important. I’ll be posting my full review on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks

Elise rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 04, 2017

I feel bad about giving a review like this on a book with no reviews so far. This is just a personal opinion, and I'd really recommend not going entirely off what I've said. Try it for yourself if you have a shot! A Very, Very Bad Thing is the kind of book I should've enjoyed. It's got an importan...

love, ellie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 24, 2018

a list of things that are NOT okay - this book - honestly don’t read it - it made me way too sad - please don’t read it - is the book's title talking about itself Reading this is like walking towards a nuclear bomb with people you love. It's kind of weird - the characters aren't extremely likable an...

Rick rated it ★★★★★

November 08, 2017

Listened to the audiobook, read by the author, Jeffery Self. Loved this story.

Renata rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 27, 2017

Hmmm I meannn this was a fast-paced (maybe too fast? but it was a quick read), enjoyable-enough read. Jeffery Self definitely has jokes. The relationship plot develops so quickly--which definitely happens in other YA novels--but it just made everything else hard to buy into. anyway it's a big con...

Nic rated it ★★★★☆

February 13, 2018

Really not that bad. You could definitely tell the influence of David Levithan being the editor. Overall, I thought I wasn't enjoying it to begin with; but it redeems itself a little over halfway through.

Ali rated it ★★★★★

November 18, 2017

I received this book as a giveaway. This was a book that hit all of the emotions.

Liyah rated it ★★★★★

October 31, 2017

I really enjoyed taking the time to read this book. It was pretty amazing for me. I loved how it created the scene of teens, high school, etc. I was really engaged with the character, almost as if he were telling me his story. The way the author wrote and the mood that was set in this novel reall...

Caroline rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 06, 2017

A Very, Very Bad Thing follows Marley who doesn’t want to be labeled «the gay kid», but feels like he doesn’t really have much else going on, no hobbies and no interest. That is, until Christopher comes to town, the son of the country’s most famous television evangelist. As Marley and Christopher...

Barbara rated it ★★★☆☆

October 29, 2017

This book explores the age-old question of whether the end justifies the means through the actions of one member of a couple. Marley lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with his parents. He and his thespian friend, Audrey, spend most of their waking hours making fun of those around them and d...

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