And continuing my Top 10 LGBT+ YA reads of 2016, I bring to you today…
NUMBER 9, Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley.
As usual, here’s the blurb:
Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.
Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there?
Solomon is the answer.
Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, sitting through Star Trek marathons with him and introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they’d be, and when their walls fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.
I haven’t read Whaley’s other books, but they are on my to-read list because of how much I loved Highly Illogical Behavior.
This books is just so good. It tackles some issues like anxiety disorders, self-discovery, identity, friendship and first crushes while also proving to be absolutely hilarious.
The characters are very real. Solomon is incredible. Lisa is… she’s ok. In some ways, Lisa’s ambition gets the best of her and she verges on the side of manipulative in a Rachel Berry-esque way.
SIDE NOTE: It is SO HARD for me to type “behavior” because, you know, I’m Canadian. “Behaviour” is second nature to me. But the cover says “behavior” so that’s what I’ve used here.
Anyway, read the book. You’ll love it.
Check back tomorrow for book #8!