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Been Here All Along – Sandy Hall

“Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee and having his choice of colleges. They do not include falling head over heels for his best friend and next-door neighbour, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon doesn’t know what to do . . .

Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. Then, both Ruby and Gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, and Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong . . .”

Not bad, not bad all. I quite liked this book. It was cute, and I liked the sort of slow burn romance between the two main characters.

The ending came suddenly. Abrupt. It felt like the book was just cut off. One minute I’m reading then BAM acknowledgements, and I’m like – is that it? That’s how you’re ending it? And I guess, it was good. It was happy. But it felt . . . eh. Everything seemed to happen all at once, despite their being a long build up. And this book was only 240 pages, but it did feel longer.

This book did other little nice things such as handle learning disabilities and providing support for those coming out as gay.

Other than all that though, this book didn’t really overwhelm me with it’s awesomeness. It was just a cute, quick and fun read.

3 stars.


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