Social Skills [NOOK Book]

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Music is the only form of communication Connor Owens controls. No matter how badly he wishes to fit in, friendly banter and casual conversations have never been his thing. College is yet another social universe he has no clue how to navigate—until he meets Jared, a football player with chestnut eyes and a cocky grin that holds the power to shatter his self-imposed prison.
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Social Skills

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Overview

Music is the only form of communication Connor Owens controls. No matter how badly he wishes to fit in, friendly banter and casual conversations have never been his thing. College is yet another social universe he has no clue how to navigate—until he meets Jared, a football player with chestnut eyes and a cocky grin that holds the power to shatter his self-imposed prison.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044267749
  • Publisher: Sara Alva
  • Publication date: 1/22/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 118,133
  • File size: 792 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    I loved it

    I honestly could not stop reading thisbook. I would have like to see something develop between Connor and Ray but it was still an amazing read.

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  • Posted November 27, 2013

    I really should open this by saying that although it's a 4-star

    I really should open this by saying that although it's a 4-star for me, I'm a straight woman; my gay male friends who've read it have absolutely loved it and roundly 5-starred it.

    It's been tough finding good LGBTQ NA, so when two friends recommended this one to me, I jumped on it, and I'm glad I did. Watching shy, socially awkward Connor struggle to gain his footing in college while navigating his first relationship is exactly the kind of story people are talking about when they state Why New Adult Needs to Be a Thing, and though it is about coming out, it feels like it’s as much about his coming out as a strong, independent adult than it is about his coming out as gay. In particular, the gradual role reversal between him and closeted love interest Jared was done really, really well, in my opinion.

    I'll come right out and admit that part of what made this a 4-star for me was actually being m/m; if this weren't so standout just for being a rare LGBT NA, I probably would've given it a 3. As a personal preference, I didn't care all that much for Connor's character; the whole extreme-shyness, constantly stammering, unable to vocalize anything kind of MC isn't my favorite sort to read, and while I thought his friends were great, I didn't really feel like he was doing a single thing to earn them. Shy and awkward doesn't automatically mean nice, or present, or helpful, or caring, and it really struck me at a certain point that he wasn't even the kind of friend anyone talked to about anything. It was honestly hard for me to see how he was any more than a pity project. (And I'm not even gonna touch the Veronica stuff. I just can't.)

    Still, I'm glad I read it, and I'd recommend it to others looking for LGBTQ NA. I hope to see a lot more of it in the category soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Loved the story. Truly likeable characters.

    Loved the story. Truly likeable characters.

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