Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn (Midvale Academy #1)
The narrator of Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn can, and she tells us the story of her beloved Gid, an adorably clueless boy who flukes his way into one of the fanciest New England prep schools. Gideon's more than a little out o...more
Number one, I would never have a crush on a boy who keeps a diary. Enough said.
Number TWO, this cannot possibly be like reading the diary of the boy you have a huge crush on because the book is written by a woman. Is anybody else ever annoyed about “guide to boys”-like books that are written by women? I know this is an all-...more
Characters: Gideon Rayburn-newbie at prep school and overall nice guy. Unknown female narrator who sees what Gid sees and hears what he thinks, remains anonymous until the end of the book. Molly McGarry-the girl that Gid is supposed to sleep with to win “the bet”. I really got into Gideon and Molly’s story. I rooted for them. I wanted to hit him when he got distracted by other girls and say, “No you moron you’re supposed to be with her!”.
I think another part of the reason I didn'...more
She actually claims that girls HATE IT when men apologize to them. Okay, whatever you say. Plus, she refers to everything as "gay," which was so freaking annoying. I really wanted her to die. I mean, her idea of showing affection for a boy is insulting him, sneering at him, and acting all superior.
I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a simplier read. It brings alot to the table; love triangles, mystery, and humor. The surprise ending is just a bonus.
Of course, the reason for the mind reading got to me, but ignoring that, it's a good, entertaining novel. I rolled my eyes at parts (see the sex talk below), but the eye rolling parts didn't take away from the novel, which, as I said, I really liked.
I see that there's a sequel, and I'm quite excited, but I don't know if I'll actually read it. Some stories are better not continue...more
As I was reading this book I had to wonder if this is really what goes on in the mind of a teenage boy. I know the stereotype is that they constantly think about sex but I seriously thought I was going to go crazy reading his thoughts about getting laid, where a good place to have sex is, how beautiful the girls all around him were. Geez, it's amazing guys are able to function if that is what their minds are like. I did like the concept of this book though. It was s...more
I don't even know where to start explaining why this is not a good book. I di...more
Throughout the book, our narrator begins to have a crush o...more
Im not sure if there's a purpose to this book or not but if the purpose is to help girls understand boys then this book has failed at its job. Everything written in this book I knew already, I don't know if its just because I'm best friends with a few boys and I have a boyfriend so I talk to boys a lot or if it was just a pants book and didn't serve its purpose but I learnt nothing.
Another thing, it...more
Ever wondered what exactly is going on in the mind of a teenage boy? Then INSIDE THE MIND OF GIDEON RAYBURN by Sarah Miller is the perfect book for you.
This is a captivating story about a girl at a prep school in Massachusetts who suddenly finds herself experiencing all of the thoughts, feelings, and sights of Gideon Rayburn, a new student at the school. She faces all of the problems Gid faces, from the embarrassing to the sweet to the sexual to...more
I though Gideon was hilarious and so was the mystery girl. I thought it was funny and just a book to be read just because.
I liked Gideon and his friends. I thought that it was stupid of Gideon to start smoking weed though, but that one scene (view spoiler)[where they had to get rid of it, so they dumped it in the soup (hide spoiler)]! H...more
I really wasn’t a huge fan. I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t think Gideon was...more
The whole plot of the book is absolutely ridiculous. The only reason the guy ends up liking her is because she's being someone she isn't. She's simply playing out the ideals and fantasies of one guy and disregarding the fact that he doesn't love her for who she actually is. She's coming across as manipulative and desperate rather than sweet, which I will assume Sarah Miller wanted the reader to think.
I probably would have gi...more
What if you could read the mind of the person you loved? Well that’s exactly what happened to the unknown narrator of this book. There is a girl in this story that cam read the mind and see though the eyes of Gideon Rayburn. This book tells the wacky adventures of Gid during his first year at his new school. I loved this book because aside from being funny it challenges the reader to figure out which girl is telling the story. While reading about the ridiculous antics of a teen...more
It's saving grace? The fact that I read it aloud with my roommate, which always makes a book better.