The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)

Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby has stayed focused on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a prized internship at her favorite local b Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. Whi...

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Author:Amy Spalding
Genres:Young Adult
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:284 pages pages

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  • thefourthvine
    Sep 19, 2018
    This was a cute, sweet, light f/f YA romance, and I 100% valued it for that. It was the perfect companion for a night when I was too sick to sleep, and I in no way intend that as criticism. It?s the kind of light lesbian teen romance I would have loved to read as a teen, and that I?...
  • Sophie Brookover
    Apr 07, 2018
    What a sweet, substantive delight! As an LA-loving East Coaster, I reveled in the details about Abby?s connections to her neighborhood. Her somewhat fraught bestfriendship with Maliah was very well-drawn and the unexpected breeziness & closeness of her new friendship with Jax was...
  • Jen (Pop! Goes The Reader)
    Jul 27, 2016
    The Summer Of Jordi Perez is, without a doubt, one of my favourite books written for this or any other age group or genre. I was lucky enough to first read an early draft of this novel in June 2015 and I've lost track of how many times I've re-read it since. Diverse, inclusive, empower...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    Sep 11, 2018
    This is an ambitious YA romance that takes on a lot and pulls a lot of it off. I don't think it manages it's central theme very well, though, and that's too bad. But the rest mostly works and some of it is outstanding. The best part of this is the friendships. Abby's girlfriends are...
  • Tori
    Jul 30, 2018
    Halfway through reading this I texted Sonni like, "I think this book was written specifically for me." Fat lead? Gay romance? Jock bro BFF? Seriously, this was wonderful. I really related to Abby's struggles to accept herself and to understand the way other people feel about her. In...
  • Ann Elise Monte
    Jan 10, 2018
    Twitter is screaming about this book, so when I saw that it was on Edelweiss, I immediately got over my total confusion with how the damn website works to snap it up. Just kidding. I still don't understand Edelweiss. I just made it bend to my will long enough to grab this. See th...
  • Kayla Cagan
    Feb 04, 2018
    One of the most joyful, laugh out loud novels I've read in a long time. The story is smooth without feeling contrived, romantic without being sappy, and has a pitch-perfect pace without feeling rushed. I loved each of the characters, who were fully realized and developed. And honestly,...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    May 18, 2018
    This is honestly all I?ve ever wanted in a f/f romance, I feel so fulfilled and happy and overwhelmed right now. ************************************* Update 5/21/18 I feel like every year I spend as a reader and a reviewer for queer books, I am constantly hearing the desperat...
  • K.
    Jul 15, 2018
    Trigger warnings: fatphobia (challenged), homophobia (challenged). Really, this is more of a 3 or a 3.5 star book, but it was so stinking cute that I bumped it up. I loved the fact that it's not a "queer girl gets crush and then spends hundreds of pages trying to work out if her cru...
  • steph
    Sep 08, 2018
    What a fantastic, enjoyable book. I really liked Abby, she is such a relatable teenager and I loved her friends and her relationship with Jordi. I also appreciate the fact that this book is set in LA and the author actually LIVES in LA because the setting actually made sense for once. ...
  • maegan ✷
    Jul 16, 2018
    You may also find this review on my blog here. I received an e-ARC through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. If we?re all standing out, aren?t we all just?blending in? FIRST OF ALL. It made me incredibly anxious to know that I?ve still got a pending e-ARC (...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Apr 18, 2018
    Mini review: DNF This book was recommended to me by dear GR friend Lola! Click on her name to read her review. I have read one of the author's previous book and I was really looking forward to this one. Unfortunately it just wasn't for me. This book was actually really cute!...
  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    Feb 26, 2019
    This is a very cute but sometimes boring story with a strong distinct character voice. It's mostly a lesbian romance but also a coming of age (although refreshingly NOT a coming out). The best parts are the protagonist Abby dealing with fatphobia, internalized and from her mom. But I w...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Jan 17, 2018
    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Well, this was exactly the adorable f/f summer romance I needed to read! The Summer of Jordi ...
  • autumn
    Jun 24, 2018
    totally adorable!!! absolutely lived up to all the hype i created for myself (i'm just crazy about that title)! i had to force myself to read it more slowly so i could savor it. super cute, SUPER gay, super fun! fashion + food + friends!! ...
  • Kate Olson
    Apr 02, 2018
    Thanks to the publisher for the review copy of this title! PEOPLE. This book is YA absolute perfection. PERFECTION. I am ALWAYS up for a whip-smart romantic comedy, but this one blew that description out of the park. It is about a queer, body positive, social media savvy teen (Abby)...
  • Trevor
    Jul 23, 2018
    2 generous stars I really wanted to love this. It had awesome elements- a fat fashionista lesbian who is interning at her favorite boutique & ends up falling in love with the other intern & classmate Jordi. While our MC Abby is the store blogger, Jordi is the photographer &a...
  • Lola
    Feb 12, 2018
    *happy dance* This is definitely a feel-good book. While there is serious conflict towards the end, it remains a story full of good humour, positive romance and blossoming friendships. Side bar: I recommend only reading the first two paragraphs of the blurb seeing that the third con...
  • Marianna
    Feb 16, 2018
    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! ***4.5*** Where do I begin??? I LOVED The Summer of Jordi Perez. It has everything I like in a YA Contemporary: -It is SO heart warming. I felt like butterflies were running wild in my stomach throughout ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Apr 24, 2018
    This was cute, but waaay too angsty for me. I?m bummed because I wanted a great new novel to obsess over about a girl who is a lesbian (yaaaas) and fat (YAAAASSSSS) but I couldn?t get over how childish everyone was acting. It?s not the worst thing I?ve ever read, but I definite...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Apr 05, 2018
    Ah, first love! I felt so lucky to be able to accompany Abby on her path to romance, because it was one adorable and fun trip. Abby was a really interesting and vibrant character. She was quite charming, and had this magnetic persona. However, because of her mother, her lack of a lo...
  • Andrea
    Sep 02, 2018
    ?Cute? seems to sum this one up, maybe so much so, it pushes it toward the very ?young? in young adult. The audio was exceptionally narrated. ...
  • Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
    Apr 29, 2018
    2.5 ?Too youngish for me? Stars ?I?ve just realized that I?m probably doomed at love. Because I?m pretty sure I?m not the heroine. I don?t even think I?m in my own story.? ? FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED: I picked this up with very high expectations. The story ...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Feb 24, 2018
    ?Fashion can be art. And art doesn?t have to be big. It can be just for you.? I have mixed feeling about this. While I LOVED the friendships in the story (Jax and Abby were amazing), the diverse rep with a plus sizes lesbian MC in Abby, a Latina love interest in Jordi, and a...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Jan 15, 2018
    I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Fatphobia (challenged), multi-gendered attraction erasure in the narrative If you?ve seen my most anticipated releases of 2018 post t...
  • Simant ♥ Flipping Through the Pages
    Apr 08, 2018
    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES This was a feel-good book by all means. It was cute and healthy. Healthy in terms that I have read a happy book like this, after so much time, in which there is no big problem as such. When I first saw the cover of the book, I knew that I w...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Jan 19, 2018
    I'm crying. This book is so special. ...
  • Amanda
    Feb 26, 2018
    The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in LA) is another fun story from Amy Spalding full of all the wit and charm that I love about her work. This is the story of Abby a pink haired, fashion obsessed, plus size, lesbian on her journey to becoming the hero of her own story. Thi...
  • Jasmine Guillory
    Apr 03, 2018
    This book is fun, heartwarming, warm, and super fashionable. And it will make you crave burgers! It is the perfect book if you need to put a smile on your face. ...
  • Iris
    Dec 25, 2018
    This book was so CUTE! It wasn't super memorable, and it wasn't super unique, but it was hella fun, and the romance was adorable! Short List of Thoughts: - Abby was great! She didn't exactly stand out to me, but I liked her. She felt real. She had passions and hobbies and inse...