Only Mostly Devestated by Sophie Gonzales | A book review
Hey book friends! Are you ready for another book review? Today I’m reviewing Only Mostly Devestated by Sophie Gonzales.
I feel like this book got a pretty big hype and I was a little bit scared but a lot excited. And with Scribd opening their subscriptions for 30 day free without the need of a creditcard, I dove into this book. On audio. For the first time ever. I was afraid that if I didn’t like audiobooks, that I wouldn’t like the book either. So I went back and forth trying to decide if I wanted to listen to a hyped up book, or one that was just good.
I went with the hyped up one.
Here’s what the book is about (from Goodreads, of course): Will Tavares is the dream summer fling, but just when Ollie thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After, summer vacation ends and Will stops texting Ollie back. Now Ollie is one prince short of his fairy tale ending, and to complicate the fairy tale further, a family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country. Which he minds a little less when he realizes it’s the same school Will goes to…except Ollie finds that the sweet, comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High. This Will is a class clown, closeted―and, to be honest, a bit of a jerk.
Ollie has no intention of pining after a guy who clearly isn’t ready for a relationship. But then Will starts “coincidentally” popping up in every area of Ollie’s life, from music class to the lunch table, and Ollie finds his resolve weakening.
The last time he gave Will his heart, Will handed it back to him trampled and battered. Ollie would have to be an idiot to trust him with it again. Right? Right
My thoughts on Only Mostly Devestated
So reading this, you probably think the same as me: it’s Grease! And yes, it totally is a spin on Grease and I loved it!
Ollie is the greatest guy in the world, who takes care of his cousins because his aunt is sick. Ollie is sweet and totally lovable and a bit – I ould say – insecure. He’s the new kid at school and North Carolina for a gay guy is a bit different than California.
Will is an asshole at first. I seriously disliked him a bit, but I think that was the point. He is still closeted and tries to be the cool guy dating the pretty girls at school.
All the side characters were a fun add to the diverse mix. The rep in this book is amazing. It’s honestly the first book with so much rep and a main gay guy that I read.
I loved it.
The story is somewhat predictable, but I think there are definitely a lot of great things about the book. The family relationships in Ollie’s family, the friendship (although Ollie only has girlfriends, which I found a bit too typical for a gay guy) and all the fluffy cuteness of the romance.
It was definitely a great choice for my first audiobook.