Author: Jeff Adams
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Sylvia Frost
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Kevin McCollum is a high school junior with the usual things on his mind: getting good grades, having fun, and finding a boyfriend.
On a warm afternoon, while studying in Central Park, Kevin notices a guy practicing parkour—jumping on rocks, running up trees, doing flips. Kevin’s a fan of the sport, and many of the hot guys he’s seen do it on TV. After watching “parkour guy” for several days, Kevin is surprised when Shin comes over to introduce himself.
As the two begin dating, cultures clash when Shin’s parents reveal their expectations that he date only Japanese boys. Pressures mount and Kevin isn’t sure how he can fight to keep Shin when the opposition are his parents and traditions.
Is their twenty-first century love doomed before it even truly begins?
I might have become a bit of a Jeff Adams fangirl. Luckily, I can also call him a friend. Either way his talent continues to impress me.
As I was reading Flipping for Him, the latest teen/young adult novella from Adams, there were several times that I just couldn’t believe how a character handled a situation. Then, I remember that the characters were 16 years-old and realized that Adams got it right. Kevin and Shin are both Juniors in high school. Everything is the end of the world. Everything is love or hate. Everything is the most important thing in the world.
I appreciated the fact that at no time did homophobia play a part in the plot of Flipping for him. Instead, we had to deal with the very real issue of a traditional family living in a non-traditional world. They had to deal with an unsupportive family and a jealous ex. They had supportive friends that every 16-year-old needs. D and Marshall are both pretty epic.
Flipping for him is told entirely from Kevin’s third person point of view, so we only got to know Shin through Kevin’s besotted eyes. While these two never got my heartstrings tugging, I enjoyed every minute of the journey and would love to see where things go from here.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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