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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez

Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez
"Lance has always known he was gay, but he's never had a real boyfriend. Sergio is bisexual, but his only real relationship was with a girl. When the two of them meet, they have an instant connection--but will it be enough to overcome their differences?

Allie's been in a relationship with a guy for the last two years--but when she meets Kimiko, she can't get her out of her mind. Does this mean she's gay? Does it mean she's bi? Kimiko, falling hard for Allie, and finding it impossible to believe that a gorgeous girl like Allie would be into her, is willing to stick around and help Allie figure it out."- summary from Amazon

This was an enjoyable read, though characters didn't seem to act their age sometimes-the dialogue at times could be a bit immature for 17 year olds. But for the most part, Sanchez really captured what it's like to be a teen today in figuring out your sexual identity. It is a wonderful exploration of what it means to find out who you are sexually and that relationship problems are the same no matter if you're gay or straight.

Even though the dialogue could be a bit off, I really liked all four main characters and I became really engrossed in their story, finishing the book pretty quickly. I liked that Sanchez didn't hold back when it came to sex and the idea of previous partners, but also had characters who were relationship newbies (similar to how I was as a teen, and well kinda still am now, lol). It's a good representation of the world of teens today.

Overall, I'm so happy for a new Sanchez book and it's a good read, especially for those looking for a gay/lesbian/bisexual novel.

FTC: Received ARC from Meaghan of A Bookworm's Haven (YAY!)! Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.


  1. Like the look of this one - great review, thanks!

  2. *sigh* you know i'm 1000000000% supportive of all things gay and i'd be the first person to read a gay book or hell even hold up a sign in a protest in honor of gay rights because i believe in equality. but *WHEN* will we get glbt books that blow us out of the water!? i mean come ON. it just irks me that after all this time we have yet to have a modern book that impacts us... and hell, there really aren't even any classics for glbt. and i'm not talking about books even with gay *issues*, just a book with characters who are gay that is an epic book. i preordered this book and just got it today and i'm already hugely disappointed by it. the dialogue isn't even excusable... just by leafing through the book there are words that even a 10 year old would be embarassed to use. i mean hell look at the first few pages "meanie!" oh god, and it gets worse from there. aside from that theres a phrase that says "trying not to act gay" ... um, really!?!? theres no such thing!!!!!!!! and its a huge slap in the face that a GAY author would even say such a thing. then you wonder why theres discrimination. everytime thats said "acting gay" it makes people who ARENT even gay get ridiculed too. oh god....i could rant for ever and ever about this but in all honesty im so upset by this book and this issue that i'm goign to stop here. one day we'll get a GOOD glbt book, but this is not it