Book Review: 'Jay's Gay Agenda' By Jason June.



I absolutely ADORE Jason June and so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this gorgeous book! If you're not following Jason on social media and you haven't picked up 'Jay's Gay Agenda' yet, then I highly recommend you do all of those things now! 


Blurb

There’s one thing Jay Collier knows for sure—he’s a statistical anomaly as the only out gay kid in his small rural Washington town. While all his friends can’t stop talking about their heterosexual hookups and relationships, Jay can only dream of his own firsts, compiling a romance to-do list of all the things he hopes to one day experience—his Gay Agenda.

Then, against all odds, Jay’s family moves to Seattle and he starts his senior year at a new high school with a thriving LGBTQIA+ community. For the first time ever, Jay feels like he’s found where he truly belongs. But as Jay begins crossing items off his list, he’ll soon be torn between his heart and his hormones, his old friends and his new ones . . . because after all, life and love don’t always go according to plan. 


My Review

Jay captured my heart from the very first paragraphs. The way he spoke, his feelings of being alone and him having all these things inside his head that he wanted to experience were extremely relatable to me. I immediately wanted to hug him and have him be my best friend. I could feel his excitement about moving to Seattle and was so giddy for him to start his new life and be the person he dreamed of being. I was rooting for him from the beginning to be able to explore all that he wanted to explore and find people he could connect with and that would understand all that he was and could be. 


The romance in this book was utterly dreamy and swoon worthy. I adored Albert and his and Jay's interactions were just gorgeous. I was very much wanting Jay to focus on Albert though instead of Tony. I got anxious every time Tony came into it as I just knew Albert was going to get hurt. In saying that, I did love that Jason June didn't shy away from the bad and the good of dating, from the hook ups and heartbreaks to the romance and magical moments. The sex positivity is wonderful in every way and again I loved that Jason June allows Jay to ask so many questions, to be nervous and anxious and excited all at the same time. Jay's shy yet curious and eager and it was amazing to be able to read that on the page, it was so real and beautiful and I definitely think we need more of that in books. And, I think Jay realising his mistakes when it came to Tony and not communicating with Albert is a valuable lesson for anyone reading, I know we all have to make our mistakes but Albert was just so sweet and kind that he didn't deserve the dishonesty. Plus, I just wanted more lovely Jay and Albert dates! :) 


I absolutely loved Jay's Mom and Dad, they made my heart happy and were ridiculously cute and wonderful parents. I loved the friends Jay made in Seattle, Max was incredible, but I adored his best friend Lu. Again I think Jay and Lu's relationship was very real in that friendships can be hard work, they are not always easy when people are growing up, learning about themselves and sometimes wanting to go in different directions, so to see Jay and Lu have to adapt to all these changes and learn how to be there for each other in new situations and how to be open and communicate with each other as they are getting older, I think was really important. 


I think 'Jay's Gay Agenda' is a fun and beautiful read about finding yourself and your people, learning that honesty is the best policy and that asking questions is never wrong and wanting things is more than ok as long as you stay true to who you are and be kind to those around you. 


Happy Reading.

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