Maybe With a Chance of Certainty

Maybe With a Chance of Certainty Kyle has worked hard at being the invisible student toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere Texas Brad is the baseball star at Foster High Both boys are damaged in ways that the rest of

  • Title: Maybe With a Chance of Certainty
  • Author: JohnGoode
  • ISBN: 9781613721261
  • Page: 125
  • Format: ebook
  • Kyle has worked hard at being the invisible student, toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere, Texas Brad is the baseball star at Foster High Both boys are damaged in ways that the rest of the world can t see When they bond over a night of history tutoring, Kyle thinks that maybe his life has taken a turn for the not so lonely.He finds out quickly that the pKyle has worked hard at being the invisible student, toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere, Texas Brad is the baseball star at Foster High Both boys are damaged in ways that the rest of the world can t see When they bond over a night of history tutoring, Kyle thinks that maybe his life has taken a turn for the not so lonely.He finds out quickly that the promise of fairy tale love is a lie when you re gay and falling for one of the most popular boys in school, and if being different is a sin in high school, then being gay is the biggest sin of all Now Kyle and Brad need to come to an understanding amidst the scrutiny of their peers or their fledgling relationship will crash and burn before it ever gets off the ground.This is the 2nd Edition 1st Edition was published as a short story under the same title by Dreamspinner Press.

    • [PDF] ë Free Read ↠ Maybe With a Chance of Certainty : by JohnGoode Ú
      125 JohnGoode
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ë Free Read ↠ Maybe With a Chance of Certainty : by JohnGoode Ú
      Posted by:JohnGoode
      Published :2019-01-19T15:03:41+00:00

    1 thought on “Maybe With a Chance of Certainty”

    1. "I don't remember the moment I knew I was brokenbut I do recall when I started to understand it might be okay. It was the moment I fell in love with the boy with the green eyes."Sigh.Kyle is the loner in school - intelligent, socially awkward, alcoholic abusive mother. Gay.Brad is the star of the baseball team, one of the gods of high school. Popular, beautiful. Unattainable.When Brad asks Kyle to tutor him in history, it sparks a change in both young men that has to be read to be savored.I LOVE [...]

    2. At first glance I thought it was going to be a stereotypical nerd and jock fall in love story. In the end, although it was say 60% stereotypical, there was enough meat in it to make it a book I liked.

    3. 4 stars! When I read the blurb for Maybe With a Chance of Certainty, I was pretty sure that the story would just be like all the other ones out there, where the high school jock - in need of tutition in order to keep his place in the team - is suddenly falling for the shy nerdy kid. But somehow John Goode was able to create incredibly well sketched characters I immediately started caring for. They have their secrets, they are feeling broken, but they are willing to believe in a better future. Th [...]

    4. BR, with Paul and Sonia (re-read)Re-reading this series has surprised me. Knowing what the future holds for these boys, to read again how they first met is precious!!I've said it before but I'm still in awe that John is capable in turning these "book characters" into real people!! Because they really do feel like my friends.Also this series will always stay close to my heart because it brought me to my M/M family. I can't express myself enough to say what that means to me,to be able to connect w [...]

    5. Qué buen YA, con su dosis de dulzura, inteligente, con referencias a la cultura popular, bien escrito, con sentido del humor y con situaciones y personajes que hacen que se te rompa un poquito el corazón.El chico nerd y el deportista, tan diferentes y tan iguales. ¿Cómo una preferencia sexual puede marcar así la vida de una persona? Por más que lo intento analizar ese rechazo y ese odio es algo totalmente incomprensible para mi.Muy recomendable, yo seguiré con la serie.

    6. (view spoiler)[I DON’T remember the moment I knew I was broken.I was seventeen and on the edge of an eighteen that seemed terrifying to a young man not sure what his sexuality was going to be. I knew I liked guys but was still under the delusion that an attraction to guys didn’t make you gay, just like drowning didn’t mean you were breathing water. It just made you different, and as we all know, in high school there is nothing worse than being different. Though every TV show or movie will [...]

    7. Este libro me recordó por qué amo leer. En serio, necesito más estrellas.Es la primera vez que decido leer unas de estas series de novelas cortas solo disponibles en ebook pero ya que estaba con tiempo libre quería leer algo sencillo y ligero, y decidí empezar por el primer tomo de esta serie.Jamás pensé que me iba a encontrar con una historia escrita de una manera tan HERMOSA. El estilo del autor es fabuloso, y el personaje protagonista, Kyle, es el chico más tierno de la historia, quie [...]

    8. My original review for the short version of this book released as a daily dose said simply “I loved this one but way too short not sure how I will wait for the sequel”After reading the extended addition my opinion changed drastically. I hated the addition to the story. This ruined the book for me. I found Kyle’s inner monologue longer and less interesting in second half. The never ending car metaphor got tiring to read about. What I really hated (view spoiler)[Brad is an ass and then begs [...]

    9. I knew I was going to *love* this book before I even finished the Author’s Note. high school boys + plenty of angst + a plethora of John Hughes movie references + ME = A Sure Thing!! <= see what I did there, another 80s movie reference :)I will admit, I’m a child of the 80s and a John Hughes movie junkie Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles. I grew up on these movies and always dreamed of that fairytale ending. But sometim [...]

    10. As you walk on byWill you call my name?When you walk awayKyle is BROKEN. He knows it. How could he not be, he is at the mercy of an alcoholic and abusive mother. He also is aware that that feeling he has of being "different", when it becomes something that he can no longer avoid, will only make his life more difficult. He just wants to fade away. Walk the halls of Foster High unseen, just wait these four years out unnoticed. He's good at it too, he's perfected the art of invisibility. Until the [...]

    11. I loved this one, a tale of the invisible school nerd Kyle and the extremely popular school jock Brad. 4.5 stars and ♥♥♥♥♥ from me.John Goode's writing was divine, this was a really good contemporary version of a fairytale where the Prince always saves the hero/heroineor does he?? This first book in the series is entirely from Kyle's POV. Kyle is only 'visible' to his teachers but that is his choice, he feels that the less he makes his presence known, the easier his life will be at sch [...]

    12. Kyle and Brad are two teenagers who are both gay but neither are out to the world. Kyle comes from bad part of town and he is poor and has an abusive alcoholic mother. Brad's dad is abusive also and in an argument they admit the truth to one another. The book was really good and I liked the parts where Brad stood up for Kyle but especially where Kyle stood up for himself. I wanted to kick Brad once or twice but the course of true love never runs smoothly they say. :)

    13. Broken Kyle managed to break my heart into tiny little pieces. Kyle is damaged. He is the only child of an abusive alcoholic mother. An outlet for her rage and fists. He learns early in life to tiptoe through the house, because being noticed means pain.Kyle is different. He realizes that he isn’t the same as the other boys his age. He doesn’t like girls, his eyes drift to the other boys, he’s poor, he’s socially awkward, and he’s probably a nerd since he was cursed with a brain. Kyle i [...]

    14. 4 StarsThat was definitely more gloomier content than I’m used to encountering in my YA reads. It left me feeling raw and exposed, with a weird sense of foreboding the entire time (view spoiler)[which didn’t come to any fruition here, but I get the sense bad shit will happen in Foster High soon enough. (hide spoiler)] It mentally took me back to that awkward and somewhat scary place one only truly experiences as a teenager, when every emotion was heightened, personal insecurities were runnin [...]

    15. So besides having a great title, Maybe With a Chance of Certainty is a fun read with a wry, bright and engaging narrator, Kyle. He's pretty insightful too, although occasionally his insight went further into the vehicle analogies than I could follow. The up-and-down swings of hope and despair that Kyle went through were very realistic for high-school to me. The all-around perfect boy Brad turns out to have some feet of clay. And the resolution is satisfying. There are some great lines, which I a [...]

    16. This is a great story about two boys in high school getting to know each other better over a history tutoring session. The storyline really is as simple s that, but the richness of Kyle's thoughts and fears is amazing and well portrayed. There are a few surprises along the way, as Kyle learns more about Brad and why he was asked to help. This short book is written with great sensitivity, showing there is a depth to the characters which makes me hope for a sequel.

    17. Motherfucking fairy tales.Forgive me for my excessive use of quotes. This book was written for me to quoteKyle knew he was different, but he was doing just fine. Well, not fine exactly, but he was making it through high school unnoticed and that was what he was going for. He was making it even with an alcoholic mother who beat him and a funny (not in a ha, ha way) feeling towards boys. He didn't realize he was broken and he wasn't crying out for help. After all, he knew the problem with cries fo [...]

    18. I read this bc it seemed to have decent reviews and I was looking for something not too heavy and this seemed like as good a book as any for what I wanted. It started out OK but, went downhill fast in my opinion. The whole story felt extremely rushed. At the beginning of the book, these two characters have never even spoken to each other and then a few pages later they're kissing? Oh and by the way, prior to said kiss Kyle doesn't even know that Brad is in the closet and Brad only has a suspicio [...]

    19. I found this short story edition on my Kindle. I thought it would be a better to read this first before I start with Tales from Foster High. Which I haven't read yet. (Shock!!! I know I'm sooo late to this party.)I liked it a lot and now I can't wait to start to read the series.

    20. I was ready to give this story 3 stars when I came to the DREADED 70%d then it ended. It made wanna shout a WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!One of the better Gay YA novellas/stories out there. RECOMMENDED. 4 STARS!

    21. This really brought back memories of high school. I think I was pretty numb most of the time - and that was definitely my defensive position. The author did a great job of capturing those horrible feelings of insecurity and impending disaster/doom. And of course I love the homage to the Breakfast Club (thank you John Hughes). I hope to read more from this author.

    22. This story reads like a giant love letter to John Hughes (and I don't necessarily mean that in a good way). It was a serviceable coming-of-age / accept-thyself story, but I found the characters to be too perfectly flawed to be believable. It also didn't help that the narrator's voice didn't sound like any teenager I've ever met (too hyper self-aware). That said, it had undeniably sweet moments and a handful of difficult/awkward moments that made for a good emotional balance in the story. So It w [...]

    23. One Word "I think you need to get a bigger history bookif you're gonna sport wood in the hallway from now on"After dialogue like this,thank goodness I get to read the next book right away*Happy Dance* I wish gif came with musiclol

    24. I really, really liked this one.Yeah, Kyle sounds a little too wise for his years, but it's not improbable.But just as he sounded a little too wise for his years, some of his actions were very much that of a teenager.It balanced itself out, I guess.Even if it didn't though, I still really, really liked it.

    25. My review of the first three novellas of this seriesJust so I don't go crazy with keeping record of all the books in this series.

    26. Some books you just “click” with. They don’t have to be perfect; they just have to suit you as a reader. For me this was one of those books; I loved it from the very first page, and that feeling didn’t let go of me. Kyle is a lonely guy. He doesn’t realize it because he’s just trying to get through each day, but he has no one in his life he can talk to. His mother is an abusive drunk, his father is out of the picture, and every day in high school he’s the guy that no one specifical [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *