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King Geordi the Great

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Is there such a thing as caring too much?

Geordi never thought so. He knows he’s lucky to have progressive parents who support him after they discover he’s gay, but when his dad gets overzealous, things go downhill. Geordi’s friend Toff is not only hurt that Geordi hid his sexuality from him—he’s also been in love with Geordi for months. Rather than further damage their rel
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Paperback, 1st, 180 pages
Published January 9th 2018 by Harmony Ink Press
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Lyra
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book was . . . not great. To be honest, some of the tropes in it were pretty darned harmful. For example (and this is a fairly long spoiler, and it's a spoiler about what happens towards the end of the book), while I know that people love to play around with the (view spoiler) ...more
Bárbara
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What the hell was this? It was all over the place.
You know, next time I feel insecure about my crappy writing, remind me that this book exists. If this mess can be published then it wouldn't be so crazy that any crap I can put together might too.
Line
Nov 13, 2018 marked it as probably-not-but-freebie  ·  review of another edition
Freebie at amazon.com right now: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0762NWQC...
Joyfully Jay
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

5 stars


There were so many layers to King Geordi the Great, from what it’s like to be young, gay, and experience first love, to being forced to grow up way too fast. This isn’t just Geordi’s story, but Toff’s as well. Both boys must learn to maneuver in a world they never really expected to be in. For Geordi, it’s grappling with the idea that his best friend is in love with him and he isn’t really sure he feels the same. For Toff, it’s the realization that the father he tho
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Kaje Harper
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: light, m-m, lgbtq, ya
3.5 rounded up. We see a lot of books with a gay teen afraid to come out to his parents. Here in a twist we have parents who are not only accepting but enthusiastic, and in the case of Geordi's father, with a poor sense of personal boundaries. They throw him a rainbow coming out party before he's really come out to more than one best friend. In so doing, they mess up Geordi's relationship with his best friend Toff, and send Geordi tumbling into confusion about who he's attracted to, and how to h ...more
Lara
Nov 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
This...was kind of a mess. It was free on Amazon recently so I got it and started reading it before actually looking at reviews. Anyway, I found the writing super awkward and clunky, and the plot is really all over the place, and the way soooo many situations are handled in this thing are completely ridiculous. There are a few nice moments here and there (although there are definitely more not-nice-at-all moments), but there’s zero depth, even with the really serious issues. And I have no idea w ...more
Liz
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet book about a young man discovering love for the first time as he tries to navigate through life. I loved the cringe worthy moments created by the dad and occasionally the mom. Heart warming, sad and funny in equal measures.
Gary
Great book! The writing was some of the best I've seen in a young adult book. Geordi, the narrator, resonated with me and took me back to when I was a young, queer, mixed kid. I wish I had half the support he did at that age, though. And I wanted to strangle his dad, until the end of the book when it's explained why he's so overzealous about every aspect of Geordi's life. The support characters were great, except Carson, who deserved a punch in the face despite how he tried to redeem himself in ...more
Tate Thurgood
Dec 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNFd early because I knew I wouldn’t enjoy.

Got it for free on Amazon because it said it was lgbt+. Didn’t have high hopes and yet I was super disappointed anyway lmao.

Writing was very eh, not the absolute worst I’ve seen but still pretty bad.

These parents were absolute shitbags for forcing their child to come out to them and then THROWING A PARTY OUTING HIM TO HIS ENTIRE FAMILY AND AOME FRIENDS. There is no excuse for that and the book wrote it off as quirky and misguided instead of really traum
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Dannica Zulestin
Just being honest, I read this book much much too fast in an attempt to avoid writing an essay. But, some general impressions:
-There's an interesting love triangle here and I like the way it sorts itself out. (view spoiler)
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AC
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-you-own
this is a really fun, cute book. i love the narrative voice and it works really well with most of the story.

my only real beef is that there's this secondary plot line that i feel took us out of the Sweet RomCom territory and tried to veer off into like. Thriller/Mystery, which isn't bad, but i wasn't really expecting it, and the time spent going over it seemed like there was a good chunk of something that would've bridged the two storylines that didn't make the cut.

also, the ending was what i ex
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Katie
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Cute, but flawed. Geordi's dad acts with the best of intentions, but definitely does a couple of things that aren't ok. Some super predictable romance tropes are at play, and the situation involving Toff's dad can be seen from a mile away. Still, Geordi is a sorta likeable kid and the narration moves quickly.
Nilda McLaughlin
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story with some hard issues

This was a great story that brought up some intense issues. Things like depression, suicide, discovering sexuality, and helicopter parents. The HE A ending was a little trite, but I think I would have been disappointed if it wasn't there.
John
Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Had a slow stretch near the beginning, up until the dance; then it got interesting. I'm not entirely convinced the author pulled off the transition from broad comedy to heartstring-tugging drama, and I had problems believing part of the resolution, but on the whole I liked it enough.
Grace
May 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: i-own, ya, ya-lgbtqia
2.5 I kinda hate Geordi...
Jay
Nov 22, 2018 rated it liked it
It had a good premises and I had fun reading it but it felt like a "Which kid has the worse life" more than a coming out, love-ish story. But it was cute. I had a good time reading it
Yann J. S
Sep 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book is just ridiculous.
Janae Sanders
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my God. I really enjoyed this. So funny and cute with some really heartfelt moments.
Alice
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
This book covers the L, the G, the B, and the Q. Why no T?
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Gene Gant lives with his family in a small, rural community in West Tennessee. He has been a ghost writer for many years and is looking forward to publishing more works under his own name.