Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Review: Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez

Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez
Release Date: April 19, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: YA

The Story: (from Simon & Schuster) Lance has always known he was gay, but he's never had a real boyfriend. Sergio is bisexual, but his only real relationship was with a girl. When the two of them meet, they have an instant connection--but will it be enough to overcome their differences?

Allie's been in a relationship with a guy for the last two years--but when she meets Kimiko, she can't get her out of her mind. Does this mean she's gay? Does it mean she's bi? Kimiko, falling hard for Allie, and finding it impossible to believe that a gorgeous girl like Allie would be into her, is willing to stick around and help Allie figure it out. 

My Review: The beginning of Boyfriends with Girlfriends starts with Lance, Allie, Sergio and Kimiko all meeting for the first time. Lance and Sergio had talked online and were interested in seeing if there could be more between them. Your learn very early on that Sergio is bisexual and that Lance doesn't believe bisexuality is real. 

Then there is Allie, Lance's best friend, who is struggling with her own sense of identity. She's been in a relationship with a guy for two years and although she cares for him, she no longer wants to be with him. As her friendship with Kimiko strengthens we learn that Allie may be attracted to girls as well. Since Kimiko is a lesbian, this would suit her just fine, but only time will tell just how close their relationship will become.

As I expected, there are some sexual scenes, but nothing too over the top. Since both Sergio and Lance are recovering from heartbreak, their relationship is particularly difficult to read at times. They each had to really look inside themselves to see what they wanted from one another, and that wasn't always the same thing. 

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone gay, straight or bisexual. It was an easy read and I really liked how the characters continued to challenge themselves throughout the story. 

My Rating



This review was written as part of the Boyfriends with Girlfriends blog tour with The Teen {Book} Scene. Click the graphic below to follow along with the rest of the tour. 

9 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this one, too. It was a fun, fast read with great characters. Great review. :)

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  2. I haven't heard much about this book, but it looks interesting and I love the title.

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  3. This book keeps catching my eye every time I see it. I think it's time to add to my TBR pile.

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  4. Ok I admit that I am intrigued by this book. It sounds like it could be a fun easy read even if there's A LOT going on. Will keep my eye on it! :) Thanks for the review.

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  5. I wondered because me and my boyfriend have been together since the 4th of April 2008 and i wondered if on first impressions without looking at everything else is this considered as a relationship? Is it taken seriously?

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  6. Can some one give me a plot summary of So Hard To Say by Alex Sanchez? It's an lgbt teen book.

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  7. To anyone who's read Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez, do they have sex and is it detailed?

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  8. I couldn't but the book because of how good it was. Im looking for something with twists and turns like this one. I have already read the "Rainbow Boys" series by him. I'm looking for other books that aren't by him and that are not EXACTLY like this. just something that reminds you of this one. If that makes sense.

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  9. i read the first one then couldn't be bothered waiting for the library to have the other two so i gave up. the first one was really good though!

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