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, Contemporary, Lgbt, 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.)
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sam Kozbial
    What a sweet, fun, adorable story of first love. Although there was a little drama, this really captured that walking on sunshine feeling that one has when they fall in love. Full review to follow. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the best burger in Los Angeles) was such a great read. I warn you now, you will probably get hungry while reading.Abby Ives is a 17 year old fashion blogger. She runs a site called +style and just applied for an internship with a designer at Lemonberry, her favorite store. Abby describes herself as the sidekick, never the leading lady. Her best friend, Maliah has a boyfriend and Abby is often left behind or is the t...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    ♦ Video Review ♦The Summer of Jordi Perez was just absolutely adorable and such an enjoyable, quick read.First I definitely wanna mention the representation. Abby, the main character, is fat and gay. I though both of these things were represented fantastically.There's a great mix of Abby being super body positive but at the same time still struggling with general confidence and how other people judge her. There's some fatphobia coming from ...
  • Lizzy_someone
    This book is like drinking a bottle of joy. I kept beaming at it ridiculously, even while reading it in public. This book features:-creative ambitious girls falling in love-a fat girl whose character isn't defined by her body-a lovely mentoring relationship between the girls and their first boss-a really sweet portrayal of the awkwardness of a first job/internship when you're not yet well-versed in professional norms-a setting with lots of local ...
  • Breeny
    I was able to read an ARC of The Summer of Jordi Perez via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.I adored this book. It was so cute and sweet. The romance felt organic and complex, and I couldn't help but root for the two characters. The main character is Abby, who's a fat lesbian with pink hair and a sense of style that I wish I could have. Her love interest is Jordi, who's Mexican lesbian who dresses in mostly black. The two characters ar...
  • Ceillie
    Full review to come closer to publication time but this book is so full of joy and life that it felt real. You want this!
  • Just Reading Everything
    Spalding creates a fun, flirty yet empowering YA contemporary about two lovable (yet very different) girls competing for a full-time position at a boutique in Los Angeles. Plus-size blogger Abby has never pictured herself in the limelight of her own love life. That's reserved for her other friends. But when she falls for Jordi Perez at Lemonberry—the boutique both girls are working at over the summer—she starts to realize that maybe she can s...
  • Julie
    Can't wait to read this book from Amy Spalding! The description sounds SOOOOO GOOOD!
  • Ashley Elliott
    This is the best book right now. Abby is fat and struggles with that but she loves fashion and she has friends that support her. She’s a lesbian who feels like she’ll never fall in love but meets Jordi. This is such a high school rom com that John Hughes couldn’t do any better. I love all the relationships, I love how real the feelings were written, I love how imperfect everybody was, and I love the ending. This book just made me so happy.