Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby has stayed focused on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a prized internship at her favorite local boutique, shes thrilled to take her first step into her dream career. She doesn't expect to fall for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Abby knows it's a big no-no to fall for a colleague. She also knows that Jordi documents her whole life in photographs, while Abby would prefer to stay behind the scenes.Then again, nothing is going as expected this summer. She's competing against the girl she's kissing to win a paid job at the boutique. She's somehow managed to befriend Jax, a lacrosse-playing bro type who needs help in a project that involves eating burgers across L.A.'s eastside. Suddenly, she doesn't feel like a sidekick. Is it possible Abby's finally in her own story?But when Jordi's photography puts Abby in the spotlight, it feels like a betrayal, rather than a starring role. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image that other people have of her?Is this just Abbys summer of fashion? Or will it truly be The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)?...
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The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) Reviews
this book is about lesbians and cheeseburgers?????? SAY NO MORE
*I received a DRC from edelweiss and the publisher. All opinions are my own.*
I was super excited to read a queer love story about a fat girl who is totally confident as a fat girl. And for the most part, that's what I got.
Abby is incredibly naive when it comes to love which I personally found pretty endearing because at 17, I was a damn idiot. At 34, I'm still a damn idiot if i'm being completely honest. Her group of friends are incredibly supportive of each other and always have each other's b ...more
Twitter is screaming about this book, so when I saw that it was on Edelweiss, I immediately got over my total confusion with how the damn website works to snap it up.
Just kidding. I still don't understand Edelweiss. I just made it bend to my will long enough to grab this.
See this review on my blog.
Details at a glance:
Genre: YA Contemporary
Sexual content: None
Rep: Fat lesbian MC, Mexican-American LI black supporting character
Ownvoices: Yes for fat rep, unknown for queer ...more
I'm crying. This book is so special.
You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner!
Where do I begin??? I LOVED The Summer of Jordi Perez. It has everything I like in a YA Contemporary:
-It is SO heart warming. I felt like butterflies were running wild in my stomach throughout the book.
-It has amazing friendships. I loved Abby’s relationship with both her girlfriends and with Jax. I honestly never see female/male FRIENDSHIPS portrayed at all, let alone portrayed so good.
-It has REPRESENTATION; Abby is ...more
The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in LA) is another fun story from Amy Spalding full of all the wit and charm that I love about her work. This is the story of Abby a pink haired, fashion obsessed, plus size, lesbian on her journey to becoming the hero of her own story. This is a huge summer for Abby. She has an internship at her favorite store which is perfect for her because she loves fashion. She also meets Jordi Perez and gets an almost immediate crush on her. Things are looking ...more
“Fashion can be art. And art doesn’t have to be big. It can be just for you.”
I have mixed feeling about this. While I LOVED the friendships in the story (Jax and Abby were amazing), the diverse rep with a plus sizes lesbian MC in Abby, a Latina love interest in Jordi, and a black woman in Maliah (Abby’s best friend) and the showcase of fashion and creativity, I kinda lost the spark I had for the relationship after the big conflict point. The Summer of Jordi Perez follows Abby, a plus sized f ...more
This review originally appeared on Novel Ink.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Well, this was exactly the adorable f/f summer romance I needed to read! The Summer of Jordi Perez follows our protagonist, Abby, during the summer before her senior year of high school as she works to balance her internship at her favorite fashion designer, new and old friendships, and falling in love for the first t ...more