Set in the 80es, this book is a gay tribute to the wonderful Sixteen Candles movie and the era in general.
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Blame it on the birthday curse but Sam hates his birthdays! Always have. Something bad always lurks in the shadows on that one particular day to jump out of a corner and scare the boy out of his pants. He's a simple gay teen, for God's sake, can't he just catch a break. Not on his sweet sixteenth, he can't! Unfortunate accidents are waiting for him by the bucket, as always. But among those, there might be one or two lucky ones, say an encounter with a cutie named Mitch, that might just be enough to save the day! Inspired by the 1985's classic film Sixteen Candles, this book is a dose of light and heartwarming comedy, that's going to put a smile on your face and make you giggle all the way through. It's also a touching love story, so get those tissues ready!
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
I stayed up way too late to finish this one last night. Being that the inspiration for this story is John Hughes classic Sixteen Candles, this is right in my wheel house and I was right back in high school. The whole "John Hughes" feel was captured really well and I absolutely loved Sam and his birthday drama. Full review: boymeetsboyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/02/turning-16-by-perie-wolford.html
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
My wishes came true while I was reading this book. The story is just the perfect coming of age comedy to read after reading quite a few dramatic filled ones. Instead of crying, or getting frustrated, I found myself snorting with laughter and giggling in between. Turning 16 is probably one of the best reads about a young man and his finding love at 16. It is funny, engaging, and a very light read. Full review: headouttheoven.blogspot.com/2014/02/review-turning-16-turning-16-1-by-perie.html
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
I wholeheartedly recommend this book! Turning 16 is a great read. It's light and funny while also having a couple of seriously deep and painful moments. And it has cartoon splats! Mr. Wolford makes it easy to believe that the book was written by a sixteen year old. I can't wait until May when Sam turns 17! Full review: thenovelapproachreviews.com/2014/03/17/perie-wolfords-turning-16-is-an-homage-to-john-hughes-reviewed-by-tina/
Perie Wolford captures that adolescent hypersexuality perfectly, in part due to his fast and clever prose. It's a cute tale and an easy and enjoyable read Full review homorazzi.com/article/turning-16-by-perie-wolford-book-review-gay-adolescence-coming-of-age-story/#ixzz2uhnAXCNA