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Why Can't Relationships Be Like Pizza?

(The Pizza Chronicles #3)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  8 reviews
As RV enters sophomore year, his friendships and relationships create more questions than answers. RV still cares for Bobby, but Bobby seems a different, more distant person. RV’s best friend Carole is distracted by the ups and downs in her relationships with her French boyfriends, while RV’s new friend Mark is more focused on his family’s troubles. School is a mixed bag. ...more
ebook, 415 pages
Published March 15th 2021 by NineStar Press
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Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Mar 02, 2021 rated it liked it
Thanks to the author and the publisher for the advance reading copy.

I find the writing quite easy to follow and the characters convincing.

However, there's lack of development in both the characters, especially the main character from which the narration is being told with.

I wish the voice of the character was more stronger and there was a little bit of humour now and then.

I feel the plot didn't progress my much.

But nevertheless, a good, simple story dealing with sexuality, coming out and handli
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luc
Mar 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing this ebook.

"What better place to work out life's problems than Joe's Pizza, right?"

It's known that I'm dumb, so when I requested this on Netgalley not even knowing it was the third book in a series I finally knew why.
All in all, this was a feel-good comfort short read.
A cute story about friendship with a queer immigrant main character who's dealing with a lot of things like heritage, the american lifestyle, boys, girls, gorgeous teachers, finan
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Veronica of V's Reads
Mar 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in a series and I’m going to sum up a bit of stuff that many be spoiler-y if you haven’t read the first two books.

Arvydas “RV” …… (sorry I don’t have the tenacity to write his last name) is the eldest son of Lithuanian ex-pats newly naturalized and living a middle class life in Boston. RV’s parents have worked hard for their modest American existence; it’s not exactly the American Dream they had envisioned upon emigration. RV has a younger brother Ray who is more outgoing
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Annie (Annie's Readingtips)
Mar 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtqia
This is the third book in The Pizza Chronicles, and my favorite one of them all!

The Pizza Chronicles is a sweet coming of age series written in diary format about a young boy trying to figure out life’s biggest questions such as sexuality, identity, religion, friendship and how to handle his strict immigrant parents.

The story in Why Can’t Relationships Be Like Pizza continues where the second book left off, with RV entering sophomore year. Just as in the previous two books, the story is told via
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Meghan
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was received as an ARC from NineStar Press in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I can think of so many people that had similar stories and experiences that RV went through in this book. The struggles of adolescence is real and this book even though it is a Fiction representation reflects on all of it. It starts by noticing that something is off from your friends and then finding out some difficult news that changes your
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Lisa Konet
This was not as enjoyable as I thought it was going to be and I requested thinking this was going to be more humorous than it was. I thought the main character was a little whiny but some of the observations and retorts were spot on and funny. Not what I thought but just ok. Also did not realize this was part of a series but it was a good stand alone book.

I liked the idea of comparing relationships to pizza but following though on the why was lost because the of whining of the main character. Di
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Katie Hazel
Mar 24, 2021 rated it liked it
Thank you for NetGallery for letting me have an ARC of this book - and sorry for the delayed review.
This is the third book of a series, in which I haven’t actually read the first two of. Despite this - the characters are easy to like and the writing is simple, so you can easily read it as a standalone, even though there’s some slight spoilers to the previous two.
The main character seems to be struggling with his identities - which makes this a good book for those who may also be trying to find
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Nikki
Mar 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2021
I apparently missed the line that this was book #3 of the series. However, I don't feel like I missed anything in the story itself that wasn't quickly figured out in this one. The title gives away the book's major point where the comparison to pizza and relationships is made. It's a genuinely good point and is helpful for those who might be questioning their own sexuality. The main character? It seems like he is struggling with a lot of questions about his identities, who he is as a person, and ...more
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