Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby has stayed focused on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a prized internship at her favorite local boutique, she’s thrilled to take her first step into her dream career. She doesn’t expect to fall for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Abby knows it’s a big no-no to fall for a colleague. She also knows that Jordi documents her whole life in photographs, while Abby would prefer to stay behind the scenes.
Then again, nothing is going as expected this summer. She’s competing against the girl she’s kissing to win a paid job at the boutique. She’s somehow managed to befriend Jax, a lacrosse-playing bro type who needs help in a project that involves eating burgers across L.A.’s eastside. Suddenly, she doesn’t feel like a sidekick. Is it possible Abby’s finally in her own story?
But when Jordi’s photography puts Abby in the spotlight, it feels like a betrayal, rather than a starring role. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image that other people have of her?
Is this just Abby’s summer of fashion? Or will it truly be The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)?
This book was a super cute and romantic book. It gave me summer vibes. Abby , the main character is an artistic, plus-sized lesbian with pink hair and a sense for fashion who has a crush of her co-worker (in an internship) Jordi Perez. One thing that I liked about the book was the rep. The characters were diverse with Latinx rep, LGBTQ, and fat rep. I liked all the artistic vibes and even wish Abby’s blog was real so I could subscribe! I did feel like Abby needed more character development in acceptance of herself. It seems kind of short. Other than that I absolutely loved the book. It was a quick and fun read.
Expected Publication: April 3,2018
Rating: 4 stars