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Don't Let Me Go
by Jordan Pease (Goodreads Author)
Tears from laughing, scars from jumping fences, bloody hands, tattoos, drinking games, best friends, new friends, losing friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, graduation, sex, house parties, fake IDs, night clubs, NYC, wrestling in pools, Jersey shore, waking up in bathtubs, dancing, depression, loud music, being confused, vulnerable, happy, and maybe in love-coming of age in ...more
(first published November 4th 2010)
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It is a fairly interesting story of falling in love for the first time. The story starts out by Jordan (the author) coming out via a poem in his Senior English class, but judging by his description of himself, everyone probably already knew or guessed , and he ends up finding love and friendships via a mistaken identity on the internet. Had I only judged this book on the story alone, I probably would have given it 2.5-3 stars. Unfortunately, this book suffers from a lack of a proof reader and a ...more
My teen years had nothing in common with Jordan and yet I felt an immediate emotional connection. Part of that connection is in the writing. The author exposes every raw nerves and frantic energy that this charming and hard-drinking you man has. First love never felt more real. The author avoids cloying sentimentality and honey-drenched love scenes. The love and the sex are the kind that a twenty-first century young American men would have. This is a book of love at the beginning of the adult ad ...more