Jay's Gay Agenda by Jason June
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Why I love this book: The number one reason why I love this book is that it's predictable. Yes. Predictable. A lot of times books jam in uneccessary twists and turns and try to be clever, and a lot of times, it just doesn't work. Sometimes we just need a story about a boy who is finally living the life he dreamed about and all the totally predictable twists and turns that come with that. To be fair, as a teen, I probably wouldn't have seen all the writing on the wall, but as an adult who has been there (and failed at so many things), part of the fun of this book was knowing that the things Jay was putting on his lists were not likely going to work how he envisioned, and still getting to watch him go through the process. From the jump we know who Jay will end up with, and we know he's going to screw it up (because, real life spoiler alert, teens screw up a lot), and we know that eventually he will find his way, and we still get to enjoy the journey.
The second reason I love this book is that I too came from a very small town that didn't allow the freedom to really be the person you were meant to be. it felt like life existed somewhere out there, just outside of easy reach. Leaving for the first time and getting to meet new people, explore new places, and try new things, is incredibly exciting. It was really fun to watch Jay experience those things for the first time.
This is a great book and I can't wait for more!
Home of the ramblings of an avid reader. In my spare time I also run, ride, teach, go on adventures and get into shenanigans.
Find me here: