Burning Britely

Burning Britely

by Deidre Huesmann

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BN ID: 2940155784500
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Publication date: 08/24/2018
Series: Burning Britely
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 605,405
File size: 458 KB

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Burning Britely 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
E_A_Walsh 13 days ago
Burning Britely (Burning Britely #1) by Deidre Huesmann was a sweet, heart melty read, that had me hooked from start to finish. My first read by this author, and though I have read LGBTQ books in the past, it's still something that is a tab bit out of my normal comfort zone. I'm glad I gave this book a chance because the love story is sweet, emotional, heart melty, and heart breaking. Love is love, and this book puts it on display for all to see. The only thing that rubbed me a bit the wrong way, was the lack of detail and scene development and descriptions. Now I do get that this book is at the 150 mark, so it is fairly short, and is borderline a novella. (Not dissing novellas, I love them, and some of my fav reads are them). I think to keep the word count down, and the characters the main focus, the world building and scene development suffered. There were times I didn't quite get a scene, because it was told to me rather than shown, and that made some of the more important scenes lacking and at times confusing. I think if a little more time was spent on growing those key scenes, and pivatable moments, would have greatly help the overall story and readability. As for the characters and their development. No complaints on that front, and even though our MC's Jeff, comes across as a tool, I didn't find him unlikeable as he was intended. As someone who is blunt, and struggles a little bit with emotions, I connected with him and got him a little then some others might. I thought he was a wonderful character, and he kinda stole the show for me. Sure yeah, the love interest was hot, and all that jazz, but Jeff, I found had the most overall growth and character development. Overall this book is a super high recommendation from me, and it gets my stamp of approval. It's current, relevant, and as I have said, will melt and steal your heart before you know what's going on. Happy Reading -E.A. Walsh
Anonymous 11 months ago
Amazing. Highly recommend this beautiful love story
Tracy2 More than 1 year ago
Burning Britely by Deidre Huesmann 4 out of 5 stars Burning Britley written by Ms. Huesmann is the first book that I have read by this author and it was great. The characters were well written and the storyline was different with self-discovery and self-acceptance we also have strong friendships and families and also disfunctional, chaotic families and friends. Jeff Young’s is young with fantastic grades, this should make him a great tutor. But he’s terrible with human interaction. “You’re an asshole,” is not a unique phrase to him. Jeff’s all right with that. His past proves most people are assholes. With his reputation, he takes it too far when he uses a textbook to save the track star, Braeden, from a goose attack. Braeden is everything Jeff is not. Tall. Charming. Has 20/20 vision. And would never, ever wipe his mouth after a girl kisses him. Now Braeden want to get to know him and Jeff cant decide between wanting to know him and wanting to punch him in the mouth. Then he discovers the darkness rippling beneath Braeden’s deceptively easy-going persona. As Braeden confides his secrets, Jeff does the one thing that’s socially suicidal and falls in love with Braeden. What is Jeff suppose to do with his new found knowledge? I really enjoyed this story and look forward to more from this author…. By Tracy
Valkyrie More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this story. I don’t know what it is…maybe it is the vulnerability of the characters, but this book was so sweet and drew me in so far that I finished it in just a few hours. Given the many real-life experiences that so many people have related to this subject matter, this story almost had to be written. While this book ending wrapped up this particular story arc, I wish there was another book so we could see how the future years played out for Jeff, Braeden, and even Maya. Inquiring minds want to know…
Lisah01 More than 1 year ago
Burning Britely By Deidre Husemann Rated 5 stars I really REALLY liked this story! You know how some books are written purely for the enjoyment and others seem a little deeper. That is this book! There is the surface but if you look deeper there is a whole other level to this. The way this was written this could be about your brother, cousin or best friend. That makes it more relatable to the reader. You get a look Inside the life of a boy who is abrasive, cranky and prefers to be alone. He is protecting himself and trying to survive high school and figure out he fits in. I really empathized with boy. I was right there with him through all his good and bad times. Even though it’s a shorts book it still packs a punch. One thing i really like about Jeff is how he thinks about things. Like basketball for example or lunch at school.....or a kiss. This is a story I won’t forget. In fact I will reread it when I need to lighten up a little. Thank You Deidre Husemann for this outstanding book!
Turtle49 More than 1 year ago
Burning Britely by Deidre Huesman. This is the first book I've read by Deidre Huesman and I loved it. Its a coming of age story about a young man named Jeff who is anything but nice. He doesn't have a lot of friends and doesn't fit in very well, all he's worried about are his grades and his one friend Maya. The story begins with him tutoring a classmate that kisses him and he wipes his mouth afterward. Not the greatest impression to make on a girl. He tells her he just feels nothing but that makes her feel even worse. Shortly after Jeff saves Braeden (the good looking football star) from a goose by smacking it in the head with his books. Braeden is determined afterwards to be friends with Jeff even if Jeff fights him every step of the way. Only problem is Jeff starts to have feelings for Braeden and that was another reason to be a loner, his feelings for members of the same sex. This is a good book about kids that just don't feel like they are "normal" or just like everyone else. It shows that its ok to be different and not do the same things everyone else does. I really liked this book and will be reading more from Ms. Huesman.
AndieCaps More than 1 year ago
Burning Britely is a coming of age story by Deidre Huesmann that will you hook from the very start and you will want to read it in one sitting. Jeff is not a people person, he has a lot of skills but social etiquette isn’t one of them. An unexpected friendship forms between Jeff and the popular and athletic Braeden and Jeff finds himself developing feelings that are more than plutonic. Can Jeff set his feelings aside for the sake of his friendship or will he risk admitting his crush and coming out? This story was an emotional rollercoaster that touches on a lot of the tougher aspects of teenage life. This was my first book by this author but I am looking forward to reading more. This book was extremely well written, you could feel the realness and the angst and the story flows well. I highly recommend this book to YA fans!
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Sometimes, the final key to happiness is being honest with ourselves and those around us. Jeff has always had trouble with social interactions, but it wasn’t always his fault. He was bullied for his differences and resorted to becoming a social hermit to survive. He coped with not fitting in by setting educational goals for himself. In a word, he was a “nerd” who made a good target. It was in an uncharacteristic “heroic” moment that he met the school “it” boy, Braeden when he “saved” him from an attacking goose. Then Braeden tries to befriend Jeff and Jeff is caught up in some terrifying feelings, he is reacting to Braeden the way he “should” be reacting to a girl. Getting to know the real Braeden only intensifies his feelings and his most secret thoughts became fodder for public humiliation. How could he ever look a Braeden again? Sometimes in our most devastating moments, we find strength and something more… BURNING BRITELY by Deidre Huesmann is a coming of age story, a story of taking chances with one’s heart, and of daring to be honest with oneself and the world without feeling undeserved shame. Jeff’s character has been hurt, outcast and his walls are heartbreakingly understandable, even as they only seem to work against him. Braeden seems to have it all, but behind closed doors his world is anything but perfect. I highly recommend this as reading for all young adults. This is a compassionate tale of youth, acceptance of one’s personal humanity. Ms. Huesmann has done a remarkable job of telling an engaging, contemporary story! I received a complimentary copy from Evernight Teen!
cindythegreat More than 1 year ago
Burning Britely By Deidre Huesmann ☆☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ A teen dealing with all the changes he is going through. Coming to understand himself as well as those he goes to school with. Jeff Young is headed to his senior year. His grades are fantastic. His attitude? Well he is not a people person. His social interactions are not, and he doesn't care. Good grades are his focus, until he helps out a track star. He does not understand what his body is telling him. He should stay away, but he can't. Braeden was attacked by a goose, his friends stood by and watched. The one that does help him, wants nothing to do with the track star. Braeden is completely opposite of Jeff. Yet he feels a strong pull to him. He wants to be friends, and the fight has only just begun. Deidre Huesmann has written another teen to adult books. I have loved every one. This book does not disappoint. She touches on every feel out there. I laughed, cried and even yelled while reading this story. I love her characters! So much teen drama. Yes even amongst the boys. I feel this is a must read for our teens. Keep them coming Deidre Huesmann!
Jennadb More than 1 year ago
Burning Britely by Deidre Huesmann is a quick and easy read that you will read in one  sitting. It is a young adult story about experiencing life in high school and trying to  work out who you are. It is an emotional read as someone who was once happy with  who they were is now trying to deal with feelings that are completely foreign. Deidre  wrote characters that are relatable and you can see everything in your minds eye.   This is an enjoyable read that you will interest any young adult.
dory7205 More than 1 year ago
Burning Britely By: Deidre Huesmann 5 out of 5 stars The story Burning Britely by Deidre Huesmann is a book that I enjoyed reading. It draws you in from the very beginning and I found myself getting lost in the pages. You feel the emotions of the characters and what they are going through. The two main characters are Jeff and Braeden. Jeff is someone who is not a people person. He is not one to join in a crowd. His interactions with others show this all too well. He finds comfort/predictability in studying. He has his future planned out. Braeden is so different than Jeff. He is a track star, easy-going, and popular. After a situation that has Jeff helping Braeden with a goose attack, he finds himself drawn to Braeden. He feels a pull towards him. Braeden seems determined to start a friendship which leaves Jeff conflicted. Jeff is falling for Braeden. What will happen next? Read this story to find out. This book is set with the two main characters in high school. You are able to feel the social pressures that the characters face and how they deal with them. This story also reminds you of how judgmental and even cruel that some people are to others and the effects that it can have. I also enjoyed reading about a few of the other characters, both the roles that they play in the story and their interactions with Jeff and Braeden. This is a well-written story that I would recommend reading.
Kez689 More than 1 year ago
Burning Britely by Deidre Huesmann is one of those books that everyone should read. The emotions and the topics within make it easily one of the best books I have read this year. When Jeff, the social outcast and all round awkward person, has to tutor Braeden, the athlete that everyone adores, he knows it will only lead to trouble. He doesn’t like interacting with people and Braeden is no exception. Until suddenly he becomes ones. When an unexpected friendship blooms between them Jeff can’t help but start to feel more. And then the unthinkable happens - he falls in love with Braeden Britely. Although a YA novel this book deals with issues that have a far reaching effect. Jeff and Braeden could not have been written any more perfectly. They complimented each other and navigated through the most difficult of high school years in such a relatable way. And the story was just emotional. It rugged at every heart string possible. Deidre Huesmann is an entertaining new author for me but that is about to be rectified. Everyone needs to pick up this book an immerse themselves in the story of Jeff and Braeden!
SaraOxo More than 1 year ago
Burning Britely by Deidre Huesmann a four-star read that will burn your heart. I picked this read up as I had enjoyed the authors work before and like the way they write so I didn’t read the blurb before picking it up, and it was a refreshing way to read as it gave me a totally fresh palate and I loved the story, it was powerful, emotional and compassion. Watching Jeff as he grew into himself, watching him go through high school and face the struggles and watch him study to cope, his friendship with Braeden faces lots of social pressure and this book will be great for any young person to show them what we all face, or anyone who was once young, anyone who faced similar struggles.
kaitreview More than 1 year ago
Burning Britely by Deidre Huesmann 5-stars Burning Britely by Deidre Huesmann is a book that I devoured in one sitting, I was instantly pulled into the story and I couldn’t bring myself to put it down. Deidre wrote with so much detail that I was able to really connect with the characters, as well as, easily picture everything playing out in my mind. The main character, Jeff Young, is certainly one of a kind. He’s brilliant, honest, straight-forward, peculiar, complex and very misunderstood. I really enjoyed following along with his journey to discovering himself. This young adult read is one that I would absolutely recommend to others, it touches on so many hot topics and it properly portrays the high school experience. It’s raw and real, it had me feeling all kinds of mixed emotions and I found it very easy to relate to the characters. I absolutely loved Braeden’s character and his openness to exploring all avenues in life. I would love to read more about the two of them and their next adventure together!
Bobbi Wagner More than 1 year ago
It is a young adult book about being proud of who you are and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed how this story pulled me in right from the beginning and made me feel as if I was right there in the story. I enjoyed the characters are they were lovable and relateable. Jeff was my favorite even though I felt some compassion for him. I enjoyed watching him grow throughout the story and become the person he truly is. An emotional roller coaster with some twists and turns, I highly recommend this book.