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Being a gay teenager in 1985 wasn’t easy, especially if your life resembled a movie plot. As did Sam’s. But despite numerous plot holes and unexpected twist along the way, he stayed determined to get his happy ending. Life is no film but sometimes it’s even better.
Join Sam on a rollercoaster ride of his life. References are being made (intentionally and unintentionally) to such classic movies as Sixteen Candles, Dirty Dancing, Nightmare on Elm Street, Breakfast Club and many more. No explicit sex scenes are included.
My Rating - 3.5 Stars!
Sam's Not So Popular Love Life is a fun young adult romance.
Anyone who grew up in the 80's will enjoy all the music references for sure. It made me smile and made me laugh. The author basically brings you a very John Hughes like story.
This Perie Wolford read is an authentic look at the life of gay teens in time. The main character, Sam, is clueless as he learns about his body and his attraction to guys.
That said, as this is four books in one collection, it's a little much to read all at once. Space it out a little and you might get less mad at the characters. Hey, they're young and do stupid things. Nothing wrong with that. But spacing it out might help.
Basically, Sam's Not So Popular Love Life is a great read when you're in the mood for some nostalgia via a John Hughes like book.