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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Title:The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)
Author:Amy Spalding
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Genres:Young Adult
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Laura As an spanish girl, I am very confused about this. Jordi is not a girl's name. At first I thought she may be transgender but I don't think it's the…moreAs an spanish girl, I am very confused about this. Jordi is not a girl's name. At first I thought she may be transgender but I don't think it's the case...(less)

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  • Ashley Blake
    Aug 07, 2016
    I had the honor of reading an early draft of this book and oh, my, it is everything I want out of a light romance featuring two girls. The romance is adorable, body positivity in this book is so needed in YA, and there is so much humor and heart in this book. Spalding does not disappoi...
  • Kevin Fanning
    Aug 06, 2016
    Abby is 17 years old, fashion-obsessed, fat, and gay. She also happens to be perfectly comfortable and happy with who she is! In any other book she'd be the sassy sidekick, the best friend who teaches her straight, protagonist friend how to live. But the summer Abby meets Jordi Perez s...
  • 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...
  • Kelly
    Jul 26, 2016
    I wanted a little more from this, perhaps because I felt the framing via the description of the book suggested there would be a lot more exploration of being the star of your own story rather than the sidekick in someone else's. I did not pull a lot of that from the story itself (and f...
  • 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...
  • Adiba Jaigirdar
    Nov 11, 2017
    Okay, so I've come back to this, closer to the release date and I decided to change it to a 4-star rating because... I think what I loved about this book far outweighed the fact that I didn't like the end. I basically spent the majority of this book with heart eyes because it was so...
  • 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...
  • Mckinlay
    Feb 03, 2018
    *I received a DRC from edelweiss and the publisher. All opinions are my own.* I was super excited to read a queer love story about a fat girl who is totally confident as a fat girl. And for the most part, that's what I got. Abby is incredibly naive when it comes to love which I pe...
  • 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,...
  • Ceillie
    Jan 08, 2018
    This book is so full of joy and life that it felt real. You want this! Read my full review here! ...
  • 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...
  • 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!...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)...
  • Veronika
    May 28, 2018
    This was a super-cute, F/F summer romance with a main character who is OBSESSED with fashion, so, obviously, I loved it. Likes: - I adore when a character is SO PASSIONATE about something as Abby was about fashion and her blog, and Jordi was about photography. - This is not a c...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Mar 24, 2018
    The Summer of Jordi Perez has everything you could ever want in a book. It is summery, fluffy, and so original. I loved the summer internship idea and the main characters who support each other even if they are technically competitors. This book is adorable and such a fun read for the ...
  • Lola  Reviewer
    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...
  • Lara Kareem
    Jan 17, 2018
    I am so excited this book is being released in April, my month and this book is so wonderful, I can't help but give it 4.5 Stars. There is a lot of representation in this book and the subject matters it deals with are more than worth it, you should pre-order it asap! Full review to ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jackie
    Feb 13, 2018
    this book is about lesbians and cheeseburgers?????? SAY NO MORE ...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Apr 05, 2018
    I loved this so much. The fat rep was fantastic, the relationship was the cutest, I loved reading about the internship and the burgers. I honestly just liked everything about it. ...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Jan 15, 2018
    I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review THIS! BOOK! WAS! SO! CUTE! The romance's development felt so organic, from the way they met, to their interactions and the way they handled conflict. The girls are so different and yet very passionate ...
  • 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. ...