Novel: Boy Meets Hamster
Author: Birdie Milano
Genres: Young Adult/LGBTQ+/Contemporary
Released: June 14th 2018
Part of Book Series: Standalone
Fourteen-year-old Dylan Kershaw’s idea of a dream holiday includes at least three things: beaches to bask on, cosmopolitan culture, and a chance for romance (or at least his first kiss) with another boy. Unluckily for Dylan, this year his mum’s treating the family to the least dreamy holiday ever: a £9.50 break at Starcross Sands, Cornwall’s Crummiest Caravan Park.
But Starcross Sands might not be so bad after all, especially if Dylan can win the heart of Jayden-Lee, the gorgeous boy in the caravan next-door. There’s only one thing standing in true love’s way: the park’s massive hamster mascot, Nibbles, who seems to have it in for both Dylan and his romantic chances. Dylan’s best friend, Kayla, claims that appearances can be deceptive: so is Jayden-Lee just as lovely beneath the surface, and what could be lurking under Nibbles’ furry face?
Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.
With its cute cover & quirky title, Boy Meets Hamster caught my interest. I also found it really enjoyable, reading the summer romance of another disaster gay, Dylan Kershaw. Though what I loved more from this novel was the relationship between him and his family & female best friend. Especially the brotherly love and care Dylan had for his little brother, Jude, who was disabled and had cerebral palsy.
Boy Meets Hamster was an easy read, told in First Person’s Point of View. Dylan’s disgruntled opinion about his mother’s choice of caravan holiday gave me smiles from the first two chapters. Also, his hilarious PoV successfully hooked me for the rest. That, and Jude’s precocious crush on Nibbles the Caravan Mascot character. It was just silly yet adorable. 🙂
So if you like Becky Albertalli’s Simon Says and Simon James Green’s Alex in Wonderland, I recommend you to read Boy Meets Hamster next~
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