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Monday, April 13, 2015

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist
"Josh Sundquist only ever had one girlfriend.
For twenty-three hours.
In eighth grade.

Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: What went wrong?

The results of Josh's semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love -- or at least a girlfriend -- in all the wrong places."- summary from Amazon

I'm really liking this new trend of YA non-fiction (another example is Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler, which is also amazing and also published by Little Brown) and so I was excited to read this book. Sundquist has a breezy, compelling style of writing that makes the book a quick and easy read. There's some interesting tales in here from his romantic past (or lack thereof) as he investigates the previous women in his life and why the feelings never really turned into romance. The results run the gamut of being surprising, weird, and somewhat vague.

Overall, this was a really interesting experiment-turned-book and it's definitely worth a read.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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