The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding

The Summer of Jordi Perez

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, she’s thrilled to take her first step into her dream career. She...

Details The Summer of Jordi Perez

TitleThe Summer of Jordi Perez
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherSky Pony Press
GenreYoung Adult, Lgbt, Contemporary, Romance

Reviews The Summer of Jordi Perez

  • Lola Reviewer
    *happy dance*This is definitely a feel-good book. While there is serious conflict towards the end, it remains a story full of good humour, positive romance and blossoming friendships. Side bar: I recommend only reading the first two paragraphs of the blurb seeing that the third contains spoilers. I’m shocked this was overlooked.Abby is a funny, fat and pink-haired gay girl who loves fashion so much she landed an internship at her favourite stor...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This was cute, but waaay too angsty for me. I’m bummed because I wanted a great new novel to obsess over about a girl who is a lesbian (yaaaas) and fat (YAAAASSSSS) but I couldn’t get over how childish everyone was acting. It’s not the worst thing I’ve ever read, but I definitely think I went in with my expectations too high. Womp 😞
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Mini review:DNFThis book was recommended to me by dear GR friend Lola! Click on her name to read her review. I have read one of the author's previous book and I was really looking forward to this one. Unfortunately it just wasn't for me.This book was actually really cute! But somehow I found it cringey at the same time. I couldn't keep the smile off my face while reading. Yet there were so many things that Abby said and thought that really rubb...
  • Kate Olson
    Thanks to the publisher for the review copy of this title!PEOPLE. This book is YA absolute perfection. PERFECTION. I am ALWAYS up for a whip-smart romantic comedy, but this one blew that description out of the park. It is about a queer, body positive, social media savvy teen (Abby) in her very first relationship, but it's also about so much more. It's about friendship and business and family dynamics and standing up to the pressure of parents. It...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange of an honest reviewTHIS! BOOK! WAS! SO! CUTE! The romance's development felt so organic, from the way they met, to their interactions and the way they handled conflict. The girls are so different and yet very passionate about their art and support each other even in circumstances in which they are rivals. Abby, the MC, is a fat lesbian girl with pink hair and a very colorful style while Jo...
  • Ann Elise Monte
    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 ContemporaryFormat: e-ARCPairings: F/FSexual content: NoneRep: Fat lesbian MC, Mexican-American LI black supporting ...
  • Simant ♥ Flipping Through the Pages
    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGESThis was a feel-good book by all means. It was cute and healthy. Healthy in terms that I have read a happy book like this, after so much time, in which there is no big problem as such. When I first saw the cover of the book, I knew that I would love this book. Isn’t the cover makes you more hungry? And the girl with pink hairs? It definitely is a feel-good cover 🙂Abby is a blogger in this story. How ...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    So so so cute! The protagonist is a fat, queer girl, aka IT ME. It meant so much to read a character that shared both these parts of my identity. Plus, the romance was adorable, and the setting gave me lots of cute summery vibes in the midst of a snow day.
  • Sophie Brookover
    What a sweet, substantive delight! As an LA-loving East Coaster, I reveled in the details about Abby’s connections to her neighborhood. Her somewhat fraught bestfriendship with Maliah was very well-drawn and the unexpected breeziness & closeness of her new friendship with Jax was so nice to see on the page. A dude! Being a solid bro for a woman! I bestow upon Jax the CK Dexter Haven Award for Unexpected Depth. And the romance itself! A flirty, ...
  • Rachel Strolle
    I'm crying. This book is so special.
  • Jen (Pop! Goes The Reader)
    The Summer Of Jordi Perez is, without a doubt, one of my favourite books written for this or any other age group or genre. I was lucky enough to first read an early draft of this novel in June 2015 and I've lost track of how many times I've re-read it since. Diverse, inclusive, empowering, body positive and all around wonderful, I have no words to describe how deeply I love this novel.(Full review to come closer to publication.)
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Ah, first love! I felt so lucky to be able to accompany Abby on her path to romance, because it was one adorable and fun trip.Abby was a really interesting and vibrant character. She was quite charming, and had this magnetic persona. However, because of her mother, her lack of a love life, and the general distaste directed towards "bigger" girls, Abby was unable to recognize how wonderful she was, even when everyone was telling her so.Abby's worl...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    “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...
  • Amanda
    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 ...
  • Marianna
    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! ***4.5***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 alo...
  • Jasmine Guillory
    This book is fun, heartwarming, warm, and super fashionable. And it will make you crave burgers! It is the perfect book if you need to put a smile on your face.
  • Kayla Cagan
    One of the most joyful, laugh out loud novels I've read in a long time. The story is smooth without feeling contrived, romantic without being sappy, and has a pitch-perfect pace without feeling rushed. I loved each of the characters, who were fully realized and developed. And honestly, one of my favorite characters was the one I suspected I would like the least - Jax. But he surprised and delighted me when he could have been another stereotype. R...
  • Ashley Blake
    I had the honor of reading an early draft of this book and oh, my, it is everything I want out of a light romance featuring two girls. The romance is adorable, body positivity in this book is so needed in YA, and there is so much humor and heart in this book. Spalding does not disappoint in this f/f love story about two girls unafraid to be themselves.
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    The Summer of Jordi Perez has everything you could ever want in a book. It is summery, fluffy, and so original. I loved the summer internship idea and the main characters who support each other even if they are technically competitors. This book is adorable and such a fun read for the summer.Full review and Giveaway (Canada only) on The Candid Cover
  • Adiba Jaigirdar
    Okay, so I've come back to this, closer to the release date and I decided to change it to a 4-star rating because... I think what I loved about this book far outweighed the fact that I didn't like the end.I basically spent the majority of this book with heart eyes because it was so cute. Abby and Jordi are a really adorable couple. Abby is a very adorable person. They have such great chemistry and their relationship - for the most part - feels ve...
  • Kevin Fanning
    Abby is 17 years old, fashion-obsessed, fat, and gay. She also happens to be perfectly comfortable and happy with who she is! In any other book she'd be the sassy sidekick, the best friend who teaches her straight, protagonist friend how to live. But the summer Abby meets Jordi Perez she realizes something important: this is HER story, and her life. The Summer of Jordi Perez is an extremely hilarious, fun, powerful, and important book and I canno...
  • Mckinlay
    *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 suppo...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    I loved this so much. The fat rep was fantastic, the relationship was the cutest, I loved reading about the internship and the burgers. I honestly just liked everything about it.
  • Leah
    This is a fun read with a great main character! Read the full review on my blog!
  • Lara Kareem
    I am so excited this book is being released in April, my month and this book is so wonderful, I can't help but give it 4.5 Stars. There is a lot of representation in this book and the subject matters it deals with are more than worth it, you should pre-order it asap!Full review to Come.
  • Maf (Bookworm Wanders)
    This book was so adorable! I loved the fat rep and the Mexican - American rep, my rating is 3.5 for now but it might change to 4 once I have more time to think about it.
  • Ceillie
    This book is so full of joy and life that it felt real. You want this!Read my full review here!