7 Nov 2022

#Review: JAY'S GAY AGENDA by Jason June


Author: Jason June
Series: N/A
Source: Audio from Libro.fm
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 1, 2021
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There's one thing Jay Collier knows for sure—he's a statistical anomaly as the only out gay kid in his small rural Washington town. While all this friends can't stop talking about their heterosexual hookups and relationships, Jay can only dream of his own firsts, compiling a romance to-do list of all the things he hopes to one day experience—his Gay Agenda.

Then, against all odds, Jay's family moves to Seattle and he starts his senior year at a new high school with a thriving LGBTQIA+ community. For the first time ever, Jay feels like he's found where he truly belongs, where he can flirt with Very Sexy Boys and search for love. But as Jay begins crossing items off his list, he'll soon be torn between his heart and his hormones, his old friends and his new ones...because after all, life and love don't always go according to plan.

From debut novelist Jason June comes a moving and hilarious sex-positive story about the complexities of first loves, first hookups, and first heartbreaks—and how to stay true to yourself while embracing what you never saw coming.
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Content Warningcheating

You know, if I had heard the "Gay Agenda" one more time, I would have given it one less star. The MC is 17 turning 18 but this book is written for a much younger audience. As someone who

Now, yes, there is a lot of cheating. And I don't understand how the MC didn't see that since he specifically did not tell one of the love interests about the other!!! It was very frustrating and I hated every moment of it.

On top of that, this entire book takes place over like 6 weeks and it just drags on and on and on. I wanted it to be over way before it was.

But it was very sex-positive, which I think is super important for men, especially gay men, to see on screen. I just wish that this sex-positivity wasn't encompassed within someone who only thought about getting a boyfriend or dick and had a bit more personality than that. Or was just likeable in general! He lied to everyone about everything all the time - and for like no reason.

I don't recommend this.

Have you read this book? Are you going to pick this up?

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