Tales from Foster High

Tales from Foster High hrs minKyle Stilleno is the invisible student toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere Texas Brad Greymark is the baseball star of Foster High When they bond over their mutual damag

  • Title: Tales from Foster High
  • Author: JohnGoode
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Audiobook
  • 7 hrs 17 minKyle Stilleno is the invisible student, toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere, Texas Brad Greymark is the baseball star of Foster High When they bond over their mutual damage during a night of history tutoring, Kyle thinks maybe his life has changed for good But the promise of fairy tale love is a lie when you re gay and falling for the most p7 hrs 17 minKyle Stilleno is the invisible student, toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere, Texas Brad Greymark is the baseball star of Foster High When they bond over their mutual damage during a night of history tutoring, Kyle thinks maybe his life has changed for good But the promise of fairy tale love is a lie when you re gay and falling for the most popular boy in school A coming of age story in the same vein of John Hughes, Tales from Foster High shows an unflinching vision of the ups and downs of teenage love and what it is like to grow up gay.Stories included Maybe With a Chance of CertaintyThe End of the BeginningRaise Your Glass

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    1. Don't hate me for not loving this book but I didn't love it. I'm not even sure that I liked it, honestly. I think I did? I don't know, it was all just so angsty.I've read quite a few books that reminded me of this one (Something Like Summer, Pictures of You), and they were all angsty as F. In fact, I could tell a few plot points were coming before they were hinted at because I had a mental checklist of painful YA M/M going on in my head. My main issue with this book was the inconsistencies with [...]

    2. I feel some kind of intrigue and fascination for the USA’s contradictions. Freedom and independence are the most valuable of things. At 16 you can drive a car and you can find a job. At 18 you can get married and you can go to the army. But you cannot drink alcohol till 21. Cussing is something awful and your parents shout your whole name when they are angry (this part I laugh a lot about, where I live we cuss and it’s nothing that big, and they never called my whole name in a row). Your fat [...]

    3. **** 4 soaring stars *****I loved Kyle. He has had a lot to deal with in his life. He has done the best he can. Bowed his head and ploughed through, hoping. Hoping there is a light, a better light at the end of the high school tunnel.Suddenly there is an obstacle in his seemingly endless tunnel.He cannot pass without looking up and face it.And he does, right into green eyes. Enter Bradley. Who wants to be Kyle's obstacle. Kyle doesn't look down anymore. The tunnel is gone, and there's a cliff in [...]

    4. 5 ++++++++ starsThis book, this book is the best YA/NA that I have ever read, better than any high school series/ movie that I have watched , and I have watched a lot probably every Tv series and movies known to man.The writing was on point. While reading this I felt like I was back in high school which like Kyle I Hated with a passion, you would not pay me any amount of money to go back.“So I sat there and thought about faking a heart attack so I could skip school for a few months. I mean, t [...]

    5. This was probably one of the tougher m/m books I've read to date. Sure we all read m/m mostly for the romance and the smex and though some do address the difficult issues of coming out, this one was entirely focused on it and the ramifications - the serious, complicated, difficult ramifications that many LGBT teens have and probably will face.Though this centers on two high school seniors, where at their age everything is about image, where situations may be interpreted over dramatically, it in [...]

    6. Jeez Foster HighT A CLUE!4 N08H Stars! This was Bradghbut, both he and Kyle both wereSUPERHERO'SI LOVE THEM BOTH TO PEICES! Gosh much hate in our world.^_^ OMG, I really need to know if Brad and Kyles love defeat hate! This book and my thoughts.Well, gosh, , I did not expect such a beautifully written story. The depth of this story caught me by surprise. The storyline was great. and (view spoiler)[ the mother's fighting for their young(hide spoiler)] tigerish' style wasPURE AWESOMENESS!I loved t [...]

    7. After being hounded by Elsbeth for some time, I decided to be a good friend and give this one a try :)I have to say that eventhough it lacked a bit in the steamy department (which was understandable, since it's YA), I really did enjoy this series.I still remember my time in high school and all the ups and downs that came with itThis isn't just about two boys finding each other and falling in love. It's about bullies, bigotry, image, parents who dropped the ball and trying to survive your teenage [...]

    8. So, I usually don’t read YA books (because where is the fun in no sex?), and I try to stay clear of sad books (life is tough as it is), and that’s why I had decided not to read ‘Tales from Foster High’. YA - check, coming-out with lots of homophobia, equals sad - check.But who can resist Marco? Marco, loving this book so much, posting this charming updates all over my (and everyone else’s, I know) update feet? Well, I can’t, resist, that is. And I’m damn happy about it.This book is [...]

    9. Loved the book! Damn! Why did it take me so long to pick it up? John Goode's epic saga Tales from Foster High is about Brad and Kyle, two kids in high school. Kyle is a shy, smart boy who is used to staying invisible to everyone around him in high school. Brad is just the opposite. He is a jock, the all American poster boy, popular, handsome and arrogant. When he needs extra tuition he picks Kyle and is immediately attracted to him. Kyle returns Brad’s feelings, and in Foster, a small town ful [...]

    10. “Tales From Foster High” is a compilation of the first 3 books of the series. I have deemed myself the M/M YA afficionado. The title sounds impressive. But alas, it just means that I’m easily entertained by the go-to storyline of the bullied nerd/closeted jock pairing. And as long as it’s handled with care, and the characters are likable, and it’s not written poorly, you can pretty much guarantee I’ll like it. The Tales From Foster High stories are decent…middle-of-the-pack when it [...]

    11. This series is a little gem. Last year I decided that I wanted to read more comtemporary YA, I was very curious about how writers work with this so I gave it a go and glob did this book work, John Goode made a fantastic job with Tales from Foster High. Kyle is such a rich, beautiful character, he is quirky and I loved being in his head and seeing the world his way. I loved his development, in the beginning of this 3 novellas he is okay with being invisible, he works hard to be the guy everyone b [...]

    12. Audiobook review Audiobook Producton 5 STARSWell now did this bring back some ugly memories, even though I didn't come out until just after high school, people just knew and it was HELL. I read this out of fascination more than anything and it was so spot on it wasn't funny, well not to me, but it's an EXCELLENT read and should be mandatory in all school curriculum but even though it's not a massive problem in Australia like it was for me in the 80's. It still lurks in the few narrow minded pare [...]

    13. If I had to pick one word to describe Tales from Foster High, it would be real. I–like most readers, I guess–read to escape real life, to get away from everything at least for a few hours a day. Now, this book? It was so real that it overwhelmed me at times, and I got completely sucked into the world of the MCs.There are a lot of things wrong with the world, obviously, but narrow-minded people make the top of the list, in my opinion. They are the ones who absolutely refuse to accept somethin [...]

    14. There is nothing in that life that is worth not being who you really are. I wanted to write a raving review for all the books of this series. But I can't find the words!They are awesome! Loved every second I spend with them!Just read them, ok?

    15. Overall, barely an OK read for me. Didn’t really like the writing, especially Kyle’s voice. I felt that most of the characters were underdeveloped and flat, and this made many scenes unbelievable. The second tale and Brad’s voice saved the book from being a bad read.Reading some of the reviews I understand the series gets better but I don’t think I’m interested in continuing. I loved the author’s note at the end. It told me that Tales from Foster High came from his heart. So, I feel [...]

    16. A really well done high school coming out story. I especially enjoyed Kyle's voice. His views on life, and perspective were interesting, and I really liked his sense of humor, and his metaphors especially made me laugh. It's not really a mystery why I felt I could relate to Kyle on some level, but I was surprised by how much I liked Brad. When just seen from Kyle's perspective it would be easy to see him as some sort of jock stereotype, but once Brad's perspective was introduced he proved to a m [...]

    17. Loved it! This is the story of Kyle and Brad. A story of someone who spent their entire high school career not wanting to be seen or noticed, only to be sought out by the most popular person possible. A story of someone who treated people poorly and then gets a first hand look at how it feels when on the opposite side. A story of someone who gets fed up with being ridiculed and teased and takes a stand. A story of parents who constantly fight, but then come together to help their son. A story of [...]

    18. Every once in a while you come across a book that is written so beautifully that you just get lost in the words. That the only thing existing at that moment is the world in your book. And no matter what happens to the characters in the book, you still love every single second spent with this book.I did not expect these 3 books to take my breath away the way they did. And I loved every second of it.To be 17 again Yes, I remember what that was like. And even though I was obviously not a gay boy, I [...]

    19. Elsbeth has made me so curious. Thank you, lovely lady, you made me so happy too!And that I thought at the end:HAPPY ENDZum Schluss kommt ein Kuss (Finally comes a kiss)Das Böse stirbt, weil es sterben muss (Evil dies because it has to die)Doch was kommt nach dem Happy End? (But what comes after the happy ending?)Nach all den Dingen, die jeder kennt (After all the things, everyone knows)Alles ist gut (All is well)Doch was wird dann? (But what is then?)Sind alle glücklich ein Leben lang? (Are a [...]

    20. This is a compilation of three previously released works about two young men, Kyle and Brad, and their coming to terms with their homosexuality and how it affects their lives when they come out. The works are heartfelt, direct, amazing pieces, and I get chills every time I read them. I have reviewed them individually, and will share them collectively."Maybe with a Chance of Certainty""I don't remember the moment I knew I was brokenbut I do recall when I started to understand it might be okay. It [...]

    21. SO this entire series (1-4) is reminiscent of enjoying one of the most dramatically compelling emotionally gripping feel-good after-school specialsever. A multi-layered, character-infused story you just can't help but get involved in.

    22. Hmm No. Everything here was too much. I guess this book is supposed to show what reality can be like for gay teens in the US, but for the format, too much just happens all the time - to the same people. Why not have a bunch of different kids at different schools instead? And, while we're at it, toning it down just a bit? That would have been ever so much more effective.The timing is constantly wrong here, and it's more like the characters were forced into these situations, than that these things [...]

    23. So I'm sitting here stressing about this review. You see? Reviewing is not my thing. I'm pretty sucky at it and I'm ok with that. But when I read a book(s) like this one, is the moment I wish I knew what the heck I was doing. Not to feel like I'm the shit, but to give the characters, the story, and the author the acknowledgement/OMG's it deserves in hopes that it gets the chance to affect others the way it did with me.Tales of Foster High is a M/M YA romance series. But at the same time it is so [...]

    24. Wow just wow! I had so much about this book from Julie, Marco, and a few other reviews and was really intrigued. A little wary also, because sometimes when a book has alot of hype/good reviews, I seem to end up not liking it half the time.Happy to report this was not the case here. <3'Tales from Foster High started off slow and steady, letting me get to know Kyle and Brad. I felt like we were sitting in a restaurant somewhere with a camera ready and I was getting to hear their story. John Goo [...]

    25. After holding these on my TBR list for ages I finally felt in the mood for them, and they did not disappoint.Reading about life back in high school reminded me so much of my own school days, although luckly nowhere near as traumatic, I could still feel the loneliness and sometimes humiliation of being the odd one out. I was lucky though to have 2 very good friends and we helped each other get through the days.Kyle had no one and so I instantly felt connected to him. Not only did he have no one h [...]

    26. I'm giving this book 4 stars for good writing even though it wasn't really that great a read for me. I like m/m romances that are at least 70-80% romance, and this book is more like 30% romance and 70% angst. The reactions when the two MCs came out was really brutal with both characters getting physically beaten, bullied and ostracized. I'm sure it was realistic, but I prefer to read more upbeat books. It was very well-written so I can't fault the author for my own tastes. If you want to read a [...]

    27. 5 stars!!This was awesome!! I am usually quite allergic to YA novels as they can sometimes feel a little doomsday like so I'm not sure why I ended up reading this especially as I hate the closeted jock and nerd trope. This was so not that trope and very unexpected so I am so thankful that I read it!Brad and Kyle are both super cute and I'm so proud of the both of them for being so awesome and sticking to their guns! I was doing a little whoo hoo dance at the end of this!What a great story!

    28. Aside from a few minor things, I really did like this book, look forward to reading more.

    29. This brought some unexpected feels from me. A couple of little story arcs to tug at my heartstrings. Other than that, ‘Tales from Foster High’ was an excellent tale of angst, coming out, and discovering the stuff that you are made of. Told in dual perspectives this bind-up edition of three novellas feels seamless as one big story.Kyle is a brilliant portrayal of the invisible kid, just trying to make it through high school and get out of his home town. I also like how, even though he was por [...]

    30. Ok first of all, I’m really bad at doing reviews. Usually I just read the book and move on to the next one. If I like the book it usually gets 5 starts, if I didn’t it gets 3 stars because if I finished it deserve 3 stars, and if I don’t finish a books it gets 1 star. Also I’m not one to over analyze the story, background, characters, etc. I think I’ll review this with my thoughts and some quotes that I really enjoyed during this book.The first thing that I loved about this book was th [...]

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