One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Posted: May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Netgalley gave me this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Alek was almost sure that his summer would be ruined with his parents told him that he had to go to summer school in hopes that he would still be able to be part of advance classes in his sophomore year. However, soon he becomes friends with Ethan at summer school and even though he had only dated girls before now he is starting to wonder if maybe he should try to date Ethan.

This novel was very sweet. It is a coming of age story. There wasn’t a single character in this novel that I didn’t like. All the characters can be related to and are complex. I thought that Alek and Ethan were very sweet together, but I also found myself wanting Alek’s brother and his girlfriend’s relationship to work out especially when the two of them started to have problems because of something that neither of them could control later in the book.

I also loved the best friend Becky. She is hilarious and I loved every chapter that she was in. She is probably my favorite character in the whole novel.

I also loved the parts about Alek’s culture. It was fun reading about one that is different than mine. There is a recipe at the end of the book which might be interesting to try but I’m not really into cooking so I doubt I will try to make it even though I imagine that it is very good.

Overall I would give this book five out of five. I really liked it and think that a lot of other people will too.

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