Oliver is the geek s geek, and he likes it that way When he comes across a cute elf on the last day of his group s LARP event, he is sad that they will not get a chance to talk again for months But with a chance encounter at a doctor s office, Oliver may get his shot at a real life geek romance.I think it would be fair to say that I don t really get the whole LARPing thing That s like level 4 geek, and I m stuck comfortably somewhere between levels 1 and 2 But despite my lack of understanding, I kinda wanted to give this book a shot The fact that there is a trans character was just an extra incentive.However a lot of this story seemed to focus on the Trans Experience and less on the story of a trans character I like that the author tried to work all this stuff in, but it felt too much like the purpose of the story was to educate the public instead of telling a story about two characters who just happen to be trans and non binary.The geek stuff was cool, and Avery was awesome, but I was just kept wanting actual story out of this than I did This book was provided free in exchange for a fair and honest review for Love Bytes Go there to check out other reviews, author interviews, and all those awesome giveaways Click below. A lovely little story It was of a book taking place inside somebody s head, but that s not bad in itself. kinda melancholy after reading this its set like exactly exactly where i live n sherbornes waiting rooms made it so much real.also the cn tower convo wow i feel like ive every convo ive had involved thatsighs i just love avery sm yes i did cringe at the fandom stuff but clences fist for u avery A cute, charming read I really liked the nerdy setting, and the discussion of gender felt realistic than a lot of depictions I d recommend this if you re looking for low key soft queer romance. Absolutely a gem A story about learning to be yourself by becoming someone else, while really becoming yourself Layered and lovely, it will leave you feeling passionately content. I received a free copy via Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.This was such a cute, fun, sweet story First of all, it had me at LARPing live action role play, for those not in the know I love a geek nerd premise for a story, and I admit, this wasn t one I d seen before.Oliver is a really refreshing character He s honest about his inner struggles, but he s also not overdrawn I think my favorite part was when he talked about liking to skip the kids and mortgage talk and go right to the next level of conversation That s exactly how I am, and it made me want to meet Oliver in real life.Avery is absolutely terrific They are one of the best bi gender characters I ve read Genderqueer and fluid characters can be tricky to write because there are so many variations But Avery was fantastic, and I loved the way the relationship developed with Oliver.My only very brief hesitation was in how Oliver s bisexuality seemed at first to be in the confused category Not that bisexual people can t ever be confused, but the author didn t seem to quite know at first how to handle Oliver identifying that way But by the end of the story, that was cleared up just fine, and the biggest thing I appreciated was how it was absolutely clear that for Oliver, bisexual did not just mean men and women only common misconception that occasionally comes out in fiction So my initial hesitation was definitely put to rest.Before my review becomes longer than the actual story, I ll just say again how much I loved and appreciated it Excellent writing, great characters, and a sweet story that never felt too much like educating people on trans issues Very well done. It was my first time reading with a primary transgender character and it was a lovely, light, almost coming of age story despite being an adult already. When Oliver Meets A Really Cute Elf While Out Live Action Role Playing, He Thinks He S Found The Sam To His Frodo He Tries To Find Out About Oakenshire The Elf, But Comes Up With Nothing When Summer Vacation Forces The LARPing Group To Take A Break, Oliver Throws Himself Into His Upcoming Play, Where He Is One Of The Main Leads There He Meets A New Person To Captivate His Attention Avery She S Smart, Funny, And Into All The Same Things That Oliver Is Into, Even LARPing As Their Friendship Progresses, Oliver Begins To Notice The Similarities The Young Woman Has To Oakenshire The Elf It Could Be His Final Chance To See His Elf Again Or Another Case Of Mistaken Identity That Will Leave Oliver Fumbling With Pronouns, Excuses, And Hurt Feelings
Francis Gideon is an editor and writer He has appeared in Microscenes, Gay Flash Fiction, and JMS Books He lives in Canada.
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- 53 pages
- The Good Guys
- Francis Gideon
- 15 October 2017 Francis Gideon