We love a good queer contemporary book on this blog, and Straight Expectations was no exception. With it being UKYA and a fun-sounding book with a very slight supernatural twist, I just knew I had to check this one out. I was on the tour for this one with The Write Reads Tours, so thanks for allowing me to participate in this.
In this book, we follow Max, a gay teenage boy who’s usually so focused on boys and his nail polish that he doesn’t always think to check his privilege. After having a massive fight with his friends one night, he wishes he could have the ‘easy’ life that straight kids enjoy. When he wakes up in the morning, it’s the day before, and he discovers that he really has become straight and that his best friend, Dean is nowhere to be found. As his new life starts taking turns that he never expected, he has to find a way to return to his real life before he messes up the new one too badly.
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I love finding authors I’ve not read before and getting to read their books. Especially if they’ve been around before now, and I get to pick up a new book by them. It means there’s more for me to go back and explore when I’m done. That was my plan when I heard about the blog tour for Eve Ainsworth’s Duckling. It’s her first adult book, and it looked like it would be very cute and emotional. That was far from all I got though, and I clearly didn’t know what I was getting in for with this book. Thanks so much to Marie-Louise from Penguin Random House for letting me be part of this tour. I’m so glad that I had an opportunity to read this book.
Lucy’s always had the nickname Duckling, and though it bugs her, she can’t help but think that it fits. She’s reluctant to leave her nest, and when a neighbour asks her to look after her little girl for a bit, Lucy agrees as it isn’t supposed to be for long. Then when she doesn’t come back that night, Lucy has to start taking care of this little girl, and her life is turned upside down.
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