Author: Jeff Adams
Narrator: Jason Frazier
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Sylvia Frost
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 07/21/2015
Length: 03 hours 12 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Young Adult
Finding a guy was easy. Keeping him might be harder than running up a tree.
Kevin McCollum is a high school junior with the usual things on his mind: getting good grades, having fun, and finding a boyfriend. The last one was eluding him until he noticed the “parkour guy.” After several days of pretending to study while watching the attractive teen jump on rocks, run up trees, and do flips, Shin finally comes over to introduce himself. As they start dating, Kevin should’ve known it wouldn’t be that easy.
Shin’s parents only want their son to date Japanese boys. When cultures clash and pressures mount, Kevin has no idea how to subvert traditions and Shin’s parents to keep the boy he cares about.
Kevin will need to clear some tricky obstacles to make his modern love story a reality.
“Flipping for Him” is a gay YA multicultural romance that features fast-paced scenes, young teen love, and a sweet story. If you’ve ever been in love, then Jeff Adams’ latest will warm your heart all over again.
This was a sweet, well-written young adult romance between two realistic teens.
Brandilyn reviewed the ebook version not too long ago and I agree with everything she says. You can check out the review here.
Like she says in her review, Kevin’s and Shin’s are appropriate for the sixteen year old young men they are, though they wouldn’t be correct for grown men. I enjoyed the entire supporting cast in the story, especially their friends.
There is one sentence from Brandilyn’s review that I couldn’t agree with more.
I appreciated the fact that at no time did homophobia play a part in the plot of Flipping for Him.
Not that homophobia is a major factor in many teen’s lives, but it is presented in so many books that for us reviewers it can become stale. The issue here is just as important and not seen nearly as often in either YA or M/M. Shin, a Japanese-American, has parents with somewhat traditional values. They accepted him being gay but aren’t happy when he brings home an American boy. The issue seems insurmountable but things are worked out in the end.
I like the fact that while Kevin and Shin are in love, they both admit they are young and things might change.
I’ve heard that Jason Frazier is one of the best narrators in the business so I was looking forward to listening to him. After Flipping for Him I can see his reputation is well-deserved.
He did an amazing job with all the characters in the story, even the female ones. He used simple, but effective ways to make each voice separate.
My one niggle is that the voices of the teenage boys didn’t always feel like they were coming from teens, but from adults.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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