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  • Caleb R. Haynes

Golden Boys by Phil Stamper

I liked this book a lot, and if you're a fan of Phil Stamper's other books you probably will too. It's a comfortable read that can be finished pretty quickly without much effort. Sometimes it's nice to have that on a rainy day or when you are feeling under the weather like I am right now.

I want to start by saying that I loved The Gravity of Us, and I liked As Far As You'll Take Me. I'm a fan of Phil's writing overall, and this book was no exception. My main issues were with the main characters. The book shifts back and fourth between the four main characters every chapter and to be honest there's not a lot that is super remarkable about them. They're all cis gay white men from a small town in Ohio, and they are not much more interesting than they sound. That being said, I think that there is a lot of room for character development should the author decide to write a sequel.

My only other gripe with this one was how.....white it was. There was a huge opportunity for diversity, and especially some acknowledgement of the lack of diversity.

All of that being said, I love the idea of having a queer crew in highschool. There's so much in that story alone that I am honestly really hoping for a sequel.


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