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Lab Partners

3.31  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Sometimes you don’t know who you love, until they love you ...

When Jordan Hughes arrives at Pinecrest High School, Elliot Goldman’s graduating year suddenly gets a lot more interesting. Smart, good looking and charming, Jordan isn’t exactly the kind of person Elliot’s used to having as a lab partner. But when they start acing their assignments, life is suddenly about more
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 10th 2020 by Wattpad Books
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Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtqiap, meh, young-adult
2.5 stars.

Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review.

TW: Book contains bullying and homophobia

This is the most average book I have ever read. From the over-explained scenes about making spaghetti. How much water is needed. How much boiling the water needed. I got the impression that a specific word count was the goal and because this was a bare bones story that had a lot of filler before it started lab partnering.

Elliot is a young man battling
Natalia  R
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
High School senior Elliott Goldman has been a victim of bullying since middle school. He doesn't have any friends and has gotten used to being an outcast. When he meets his new lab partner Jordan Hughes, they form an instant friendship. As they continue to spend more time together outside of school, their friendship slowly turns into something more, leaving Elliott to question everything about himself.

I really enjoyed this book. The author's easy to read writing style quickly drew me into the
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
*ARC received by Netgalley*

This book was a quick, cute read that was really quick to finish. While I did like this book, I didn’t find it to be all that unique or spectacular in any way. It was definitely a straightforward simple story.

I did enjoy the characters we got to see throughout this book. I think they were fun to read about, and I liked all the different relationships and dynamics the author gave us. I also liked that this book tackles topics such as bullying, depression, and
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-lgbtq, lgbtq
I thought this was a very good and cute read. I loved the character of Jordan and wish that I had run into someone like him in high school. I kind of wish that the author had explored Elliot's love of cooking as a way of wrapping up his aimlessness at what to do in college. All in all though, a cute read.
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was so good!
I loved the story and the characters were sweet and relatable and fun. I especially loved the AroAce representation :) The book not only addressed the fluidity of sexuality and discovering yourself, but also dealt with bullying, alcoholism, depression, and abuse. Elliott was a great main character, he stood up for others and was bullied for it, he was true to himself and just trying his best to make it through high school. I was so happy when he found Jordan and he had someone
Alfie Rowland
Jan 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Moony MeowPoff
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh! I loved the book from start to finish. i didn't like the comments Eli made about some people, but his character grew within the book. So this was a mix of adorable, cute -grin ear to ear type of book. It was some drama and we see alot what Eli go through, bullying, homophobia and more. But i'm glad i got to read this!
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.

TW: homophobia, bullying, depression


Elliott Goldman's life isn't easy. He lives in a small town, his twin sister is smarter than him and already in college, while he's in senior year, his parents work a lot, he feels lonely, he's bullied at school and he can't wait to start over in college, if he can choose one. His life changes when he's partnered with the new kid, Jordan, who is sweet, caring and
Kera (featherboundbooks)
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a cute story of a boy’s self discovery. 3.75 stars.

Elliot is a young high school senior with no friends. He isn’t the typical “nerd” or characteristically ugly, but because of his loner status, he is bullied relenting this group of three boys. When new kid Jordan arrives at school, he befriends Eli quickly, after being assigned as his new lab partner. Things are starting to look up now that Elliot has a friend, but Jordan blows all of that up with a single kiss. This puts into question
Corissa Buehner
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given the opportunity to read an ARC of Lab Partners by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Lab Partners by Mora Montgomery tells the story of Elliot Goldman. He is a high school senior with a twin sister in college (she graduated early) and two loving, though somewhat absent parents. He is a loner who is bullied mercilessly by three boys at his school.

Then, one day Jordan Hughes walks into his life. Everything changes after that. He has a friend, a confidant, and maybe something
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
TW : Bullying , Assault , Homophobia , Hate crime , Internalised Homophobia

I loved Lab partners!

Full review will be posted closer to the publishing date

I thank NetGalley for granting me with the e-ARC in exchange of my honest opinions.
Jax  Quenault
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5/5 Stars:

I very kindly recieved the e-Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I really liked the concept but I didn't like any of the characters, especially Elliot. I really felt for what Elliot going through but I found a lot of his comments about other characters, particularly to Liam, be quite mean. I did like the writing style though and I am intrigued to read book by Montgomery, as I feel that it just the characters that I didn't really click with.
Jan 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
It's the cover that caught my eyes at first, then the synopsis. A cute YA romance between lab partners? I'm in! I was overjoyed when I received the ARC from NetGalley. I wasn't excepting too much, only a nice and short story that would put me in a good mood.

Well. That's not what happened.

First, I was bored out of my mind. It's not that the writing is bad, it's just... do we really need to know how the MC makes pasta, step by step? Everything was overly described, every action, the most mundane
Anne Pauline
Jan 30, 2020 rated it liked it
** this ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for a honest review

I really thought this book was going to be cute, touching and comforting. And it was not. Some parts did though. Let me explain. I felt really connected to the main character, Elliott Goldman, and I dove into his world and his head quite easily. I loved the set up especially this quite little country town. Members of his family were really enjoyable especially his twin-sister Eleanor who has a special place in my heart for
Jan 26, 2020 rated it did not like it
The cover and synopsis initially attracted me to this story but unfortunately, Lab Partners was a struggle for me to finish (I did, because I wanted so badly to like this book, but... Oof.) and I had a few key issues with it.

Firstly, the writing style through this novel, while very easy to read, is extremely tedious and filled with descriptions and lists of mundane actions and objects. For example, during a lab that Elliot and Jordan do, every single step of their experiment is listed and
Georgia Fradico Teixeira
This book was provided as an e-arc to an honest review by Netgalley

Lab partners tell the story of Elliot Goldman and Jordan Hughes. Jordan is the new kid on the block who arrives and changes Elliot's life for good. They met when they are partnered in a chemistry class and build a beautiful friendship who turns in something more.
Elliot has a big and kind heart and was definitely the best in this book. He is always trying to help other people and forgets to help himself.

The YA has some sweet and
Alexandra Nae
I received an e-arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was tempted to give this only one star, but I did like the way this book (briefly) talked about the fluidity of sexuality. Other than that, there was nothing else in this book that stood out for me.

The story just felt unoriginal and cliche. I feel like I've read a lot of stories like this already. The characters are a bit interesting, but they're uninspiring. They had the potential to be awesome characters for me, characters
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It was adorable! Honestly, there isn’t much for me to say in terms of negatives. If I’m being really specific, I did find it slightly weird that Eli was so much of an outcast that he had no friends other than Holly (mainly his sister’s friend) and Jordan. I read books where similar things happen a lot, but I’ve never seen that happen in real life, so it’s a bit strange.

Other than that, it was perfect. The writing is amazing and the whole time I really felt like I was in the mind of a teenage
Andria Sedig
Jan 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: dnf, read-in-2020
I think that this book was trying to do a lot of great things. It was dealing with bullying, with depression, with LGBTQ issues surrounding identity, anxiety about finishing high school. It seems like a great premise and Eli is a really sweet and fun main character to read about. I do think that a lot of the resolutions in this book felt a little predictable and Eli's shift from thinking "I'm not gay" to accepting Jordan's assertions that he is felt a little off. The writing felt a little ...more
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lab Partners is a really sweet love story that also addresses homophobia and bullying. The characters are well fleshed out and have chemistry with each other, though the resolution of sexual identity came a bit too quickly in my opinion. The story did take some time to grab my interest in the beginning, and it wasn't until Jordan came onto the scene that I became invested in our main character which makes me wonder if it was intentional to show how full of despair his life had been till that ...more
Mukta A
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
As a story, I found this book quite drab. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t really like it either. After a certain point I couldn’t help but think “Wow, that escalated quickly.” I didn’t like the romance, it was really shallow and had no depth or meaning whatsoever and I just couldn’t find myself rooting for Elliot. I haven’t met any who teenager talks like those in this book, and I didn’t find much of it very relatable or even
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Lab Partners was a glimpse into the life of a boy who was being bullied who didn’t know his own self. It took a new lab partner to drag him free of the murkiness of his life and open his eyes to being happy. To realize love is love... and that he deserved love. Holiday was awesome—everybody needs a friend like that. I would recommend this book.
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review.

A full review to come on the blog closer to the release date!

Lab Partners was a cute read. Sadly, in my own life I’ve never fallen madly in love with any of my own lab partners as my life is not fanfiction but this was a gratifying read. I enjoyed the romance aspect of this book, it was just cute enough and not cloyingly so.

Ratings: 40/100
Age: 14+
Warnings: bullying, homophobia
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was hella cute. Just freaking adorable.
I loved Jordan and Elliot and Holly and Ellie. I aodred the aro/ace rep. It features dark themes such as bullying and homophobia but I loved the way the author wrote it.
I'm not the biggest fan of wattpad but this story was really good, I had a good time reading it
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!

Main Thoughts/Things I Loved
Overall, I enjoyed this book! It was a short read that followed a well-loved story queer story arc ... one character thinks they're straight, meets a queer person, falls in love with said person, discovers their sexuality, etc. Not the most original storyline - but one which I love - and one which is so popular for a reason! Montgomery also did a great job of creating a strong setting - the book only takes place in a few different environments (school, home,
Chelsea Pennington
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-to-read
Thank you to NetGallery and Smith Publicity for an eARC in exchange for an honest review!

Full review coming soon.
Dec 26, 2019 added it
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC! I'll post a review in conjunction with the publication date in March.
Reagan Lassiter
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
Thank you to the publishing team and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book!

This book was a super cute and easy to follow contemporary. I loved following the story of Jordan and Elliot If you love the classic "Wattpad" book, it is perfect for you. The romance was charming and I was rooting for the characters the entire time. I felt there were some plot holes and places where the description went on for too long, but besides that Montgomery's writing style was pleasant and a fun read. I
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