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And as I looked out at the crowd, I saw no friendly faces. She forced herself to press on. It was really, really dumb, and it was all completely my idea. The beginning. Chapter One Our town in Flowery Branch, Georgia looked a lot like it sounded.
In the spring, when everything was alive and blooming, it was beautiful. It was beautiful then, too, and I remember exactly when I met Jake because I stumbled upon him while I was walking home from school, admiring those leaves on our first day back at Flowery Branch High after Fall Break. I walked home most d ays, unless I went home with Sarah. She lived close to our school and only had a five-minute drive every day, but I lived even closer, and had a ten-minute walk. Now he was suspended, and, apparently, he was spending his recreational time picking on other kids.
Maybe it was that it was the right thing to do. Or maybe my instincts had just taken over. I paused on the sidewalk, taking in Jake sprawled out on the ground with a bloody lip while a laughing Brett watched notebooks and pencils and a calculator spill out onto the ground, and then I reacted, clenching my fists at my sides and storming up to Brett. Leave him alone! How long is your suspension again? My focus went to Jake, next, who shot me an appreciative look as I offered him a hand.
I tried to kneel to help, but he waved me away. Jake was skinny, almost overly so, and had glasses that were a little too big for him, but he was kind of a good-looking guy. His hair was carefully styled and he had this almost overly rosy-cheeked look that made him appear to be a little younger than he was.
Initially, I mistook him for a freshman or a sophomore. Jake gave a bitter laugh as he zipped his backpack up. They say it gets better, though. I thought it only happened in, like, rural Mississippi. Thanks again, seriously. It really did look bad. Not stitches bad, but it was definitely swollen. And that is a strangely accurate description of her. She considers it practice. He laughed. My favorite part of the entire book was when Katie's parents tried to get her to come out to them through a hilaribad metaphor.
I also really loved Katie's relationship with the girl who originally started out their enemy the lesbian who accused them rightly of lying to be a couple; they end up becoming friends grudgingly , and it's adorable.
I would absolutely read a spinoff about that girl. Dec 25, Megzz rated it it was amazing · review of another edition Shelves: mature-ya , best-friends-in-love. Oh my god I'm so giddy it's ridiculous. HOW is it that I discovered this book only a few days ago? I'm usually not a big fan of coming out stories because I'm way past that point in my life and usually find it boring to read about teenagers. But this book was such a great surprise!
A real feel-good story with sweet mature characters and a lovely romance and a happy ending and it makes me want to run around my house naked singing love songs!! Dating Sarah Cooper deserves its average rating.
The st Oh my god I'm so giddy it's ridiculous. The story is really well written, very realistic, with angst that anyone could relate to strangely enough, I felt like the issue was more about falling in love with someone you think doesn't feel the same, than realising you're gay , and quite a lot of funny moments too! I also kind of love the "best friends falling in love with each other" storyline or better yet, the "best friends in love with each other for years only realising it now" storyline.
I really will read it again. It was refreshing to read a teen story that was light, but not so light that it only scratched the surface.
This book has real, believable and relatable emotions. It's also written in the first person Katie's POV but well enough that we understand what's going on in Sarah's head as well, and that's a hard thing to achieve with this kind of narration.
So WELL DONE! flag 19 likes · Like · see review. Mar 04, emma rated it it was amazing · review of another edition Shelves: lgbtq-lit , alice-to-read , favourites , contemporary-ya , ya-lit , caitlin-to-read.
Actual rating: 4. There were a few aspects of this I didn't like mostly the lying about being gay for attention but these were all addressed in the story and weren't shown as okay, which I loved.
I've heard of this as being called 'faking it done right' and despite never having watched faking it, I totally agree! If you did watch it and feel cheated, read this. If you want a mostly feel-good coming out story, read this. flag 5 likes · Like · see review. May 14, kory. rated it it was ok · review of another edition Shelves: bisexual , gay , lesbian , mspec , queer , young-adult , queer-author , stand-alone , fiction , 2-star. rep; katie mc is a lesbian. sarah li is bisexual.
Going into this book I had an idea that it was going to be Faking It in book form. The show aired in April of and the book was published in June of the same year, although I saw someone say it had been written years before? So, either way, it was Faking It in book form in my mind. But no character in this book compares to Amy Raudenfeld, one of my favorite characters ever. It even got described as "Faking It done right" and honestly, jus rep; katie mc is a lesbian.
It even got described as "Faking It done right" and honestly, just because the two girls who were faking end up together doesn't make it better than Faking It, in my opinion. Because on Faking It, one of the two girls who faked being gay is the actual worst person and friend and I didn't want them to end up together. If the show hadn't been cancelled, they would have gotten together, but ultimately realize that they're better as friends.
And there was more of a variety of queer rep on Faking It, than there is in this book. Anyways, I have to say, this book pissed me off for a good portion of it. It pissed me off so much that I couldn't figure out why it is so praised and recommended. It only got better towards the very end, so that didn't make my initial one star rating go any higher than two stars.
I'm only bumping it to two stars, because the mains actually take responsibility for and own up to most of their shit and learn and do better. That doesn't change some of the still very problematic things they said and did, as well as the other characters in the book, but still. I like characters having accountability and development. One big thing I don't care for was the lack of communication between Katie and Sarah. They could have avoided a lot of angst and drama had they just talked to each other, which is true for a lot of romance stories.
I just don't get why writers think that not communicating is a universal thing and the Ultimate Angst. It's not original or interesting at all. I was hoping for a side pan character and maybe a trans character, but we only got gays and bis.
They were the only "LGBT" people represented in this book. Not that that rep isn't good or enough, but considering there's both a school club and a resource center, a bit more diversity in that aspect would have been nice and realistic. There's was also ableist language. Now, my Thoughts and Notes while reading: "People still tease other people for being gay? Okay, it's not "teasing", it's bigotry. And it literally kills. Also, I'm so fucking over people being like, "Oh, homophobia still exists???
Just because you're ignorant to the realities of what queer people go through, doesn't mean it's all peaches. This often leads people to being like, "it's x year, you have nothing to fear about coming out", like, yes, Jolene, people do.
Fuck off. You're always worried about each new person you have to tell, and you never know whether someone will hate you or take it in stride. It's like playing friendship Russian Roulette. Shut the actual fuck up, Katie. She doesn't talk much but-" "She fits all the stereotypes? I felt embarrassed again. As you should.
I mean, I knew we had them at school, but I've never actually gotten to know one. sounds wrong. who talks about queer people like that? Like they're a rare commodity or something.
They're people! Because all gay men want to do is go shopping with women. Is this where Becky Albertalli took notes from for Simon vs? Because she had a nearly identical line in that book: "It's different for girls. Maybe it's easier. A lot of guys consider it hot when a girl is a lesbian. Straight men seeing queer women as nothing but a sexual fantasy, something to gain pleasure from, NOT SEEING THEM AS HUMAN BEINGS DESERVING OF BASIC FUCKING RESPECT, is NOT acceptance or preferable or "the better deal".
Fuck this narrative. Jesus christ and so many people rave about this book and already it's a trash fire. Anyway, what I'm getting at is that those things rarely go the way we want them to. Mostly because you don't actually know the person, so you put this ideal version of them on a pedestal, and that's actually what you're falling for instead.
And once you finally do get to know them, you like them even less than you'd have liked them if it had just never occurred to you to date them, because then they're just a disappointment when they're not exactly what you thought they'd be.
he'd realized from the way I was talking and the way Sarah and I interacted that I was gay Because multisexuality doesn't exist? And they also like challenges. Because straight guys love lesbians, but not as much as they love hoping they can "turn" one straight. We'll just act like a couple until graduation, and then we'll fake a breakup and say we're bi, go back to guys, and then let everyone forget about it.
No big deal. I could just say I'm bisexual from the get-go. Also, if your lie is too much, you'll just tell ANOTHER lie to fix things? Jesus christ. What's the downside to trying it? No biggie, lol they'll get over it, who cares as long as you get your guy. Can't pull off full lesbian. What does that make bi? Half lesbian? Come on. Colton was the first of many, many guys that day who felt the need to gawk at us, tell us we were hot, announce their approval, or all three.
We got questions about threesomes, questions about what we did in bed — all of which were completely invasive and inappropriate and absolutely qualified as "rude" — and questions about which one of us was the man in our relationship.
We were whistled at, catcalled at, stared at, and shouted after, and I got called a "dyke" twice in casual conversation. That all happened over the course of seven hours, but even by lunch that day, I felt like crying. But queer women have it easier, right, because straight guys think they're hot? then I realized I was about to get sucked into a show explicitly for and about and probably by lesbians, and I couldn't get past that mental block. Jesus christ, anyone can watch anything, get over yourself.
People react to girls and guys differently though when we come out. At least he didn't say girls get the better end of the deal. You don't have to kiss to be in a relationship. Hattie nodded her agreement. But when girls come out, we get slurs, occasional physical violence, and sexual harassment. If that doesn't show just how sexualized queer women are, then I don't know what does.
Girls kissing girls is mandatory because the guys think it's hot and the girls feel like they're edgy or showing off. But guys kissing guys is optional, because that's just gross and no one gets off on it.
FUCK this book. The LGBT resource center's safe sex promoting begins and ends at condoms? Also, do trans people just not exist in this world? Not even a mention of transgender people at all. But still no mention of being transgender?
I get that they were talking about her sexuality, but she was questioning being gay. She never mentioned asexuality or pansexuality or bisexuality. But he still mentioned them. So why not transgender or non-binary? They deserve a "you exist" shoutout. Most of them were couples, and all of the couples were straight. I noted the latter fact almost subconsciously, and then wondered when I'd started paying attention to the fact that everyone around me was straight. Assuming people's sexuality is not cool.
Do better. I thought gay guys were shopping buddies and I thought gay girls had it easy. The kid you helped when he was getting picked on could wind up being one of your best friends. Even if he is gay. I get what she was trying to say, but the wording just failed. That's like saying, "I'm friends with you despite you being gay". flag 4 likes · Like · see review.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley. Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley Goodreads Author. Katie Hammontree and Sarah Cooper have been best friends since the 2nd grade. Katie's welcoming, tight-knit family is a convenient substitute for Sarah when her distant parents aren't around, and Sarah's abrasive, goal-oriented personality gels well with Katie's more laid-back approach to life.
But when a misunderstanding leads to the two of them being mistaken for a couple Katie Hammontree and Sarah Cooper have been best friends since the 2nd grade. But when a misunderstanding leads to the two of them being mistaken for a couple and Sarah uses the situation to her advantage, Katie finds herself on a roller coaster ride of ambiguous sexuality and confusing feelings. How far will Sarah go to keep up the charade, and why does kissing her make Katie feel more alive than kissing her ex-boyfriend Austin ever did?
And how will their new circle of gay friends react when the truth comes out? Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Other Editions 3. All Editions. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dating Sarah Cooper , please sign up. This sounds exactly like Faking It Is it? Siera Maley The story was written fully several years before Faking It premiered, so no, it isn't. It just coincidentally shares a fun premise : and has a much h …more The story was written fully several years before Faking It premiered, so no, it isn't.
It just coincidentally shares a fun premise : and has a much happier and gayer ending. See 1 question about Dating Sarah Cooper…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Dating Sarah Cooper. Aug 30, Marie rated it it was amazing. This is Faking-It done right. flag 69 likes · Like · see review. Dec 16, Kelly Quindlen rated it it was amazing · review of another edition Shelves: lgbt. Loved it, especially the happy ending.
flag 26 likes · Like · see review. Mar 15, Dahlia rated it really liked it · review of another edition Shelves: releases , top-ten-ff-ya. This was afreakingdorable. It really is Faking It in a YA, and was so happy-making my toes literally curled while I was reading. flag 22 likes · Like · see review. View 2 comments. Feb 27, Pam Holzner rated it really liked it · review of another edition Shelves: romance. This is a YA fauxmance involving 2 best friends who love each other and then fall "in love" with each other as a result of the faking.
I really enjoyed the beginning and the end. In the middle it felt a bit more like a coming of age, drama, but you know you can't have a super sweet ending without a little tart taste just before. flag 12 likes · Like · see review. Sep 25, P. Industry rated it really liked it · review of another edition Shelves: lesbian , young-adult , coming-out , lgbt-mixed , fem-fem , high-school , friends-to-lovers , background-lgbt. Katie and Sarah have been best friends since they were both in primary school; they might as well be joined at the hip, each complimenting the other in ways they now take for granted.
This closeness lands them in hot water when they are mistaken for a lesbian couple and dragged along unwittingly to the LGBT club. Although initially puzzled by these turns of events, Sarah decides to take advantage of the situation to get a hot bloke to notice her.
Katie, protesting, is pulled along with her. As t Katie and Sarah have been best friends since they were both in primary school; they might as well be joined at the hip, each complimenting the other in ways they now take for granted. As the story unfolds, they both find the pressures of being openly out an unpleasant new experience - and even more worryingly for Katie, reality and pretend seem to be blurring into each other.
How can she figure out what's going on with herself, fool the entire school, and prevent Sarah from noticing the new weirdness? Firstly I would agree with other reviewers when they remark on this plot's similarity to "Faking It", the TV show on MTV. Although the premise is initially off-putting and strained!
once the plot starts flowing it is a surprisingly nuanced discussion regarding the perils of coming out, and its effects on one's social circles. One of the best of the subplots involves a gentleman who gains courage from seeing his supposedly newly out acquaintances weather the storm. The themes are worked through with a lot of lightness and humour - I often found myself laughing openly at some of the duologue.
It did lose a star for the incredibly forced nature of the set-up. Who pretends to be a lesbian to get a boy? Did I miss a whole chapter in the art of seduction which suggests that's a good idea?
I don't know. The other problem was the ending - I am not going to spoil anything, except to say mostly in that section of the book I winced heavily and wished the premise had been pulled apart earlier. Happily it has a relatively happy epilogue, which puts it at the top of my list for young, well-adjusted teens needing some encouragement in a weird time. So in summary this is a well-written book for young adults that's reasonably thoughtful in addressing certain important themes for people questioning their sexuality.
It also has certain problematic elements, which shouldn't stop anyone from reading the book. Four stars. flag 9 likes · Like · see review. View 1 comment. Nov 14, Sue Hollywood News Source rated it really liked it · review of another edition Shelves: diverse-books , young-adult , lgbtqiap , girls-like-girls. I heard this is MTV's Faking It done right. This book is so cute and sapphic. It made me cry a lot. Let's blame it on the election.
Trope: Best friends to lovers. Life doesn't get better than that. flag 8 likes · Like · see review. Nov 25, Diana P. rated it it was ok · review of another edition Shelves: fiction. Teenage romance coming out. Sweet moments but the angst parts affect in my opinion the real meaning of love.
I'm referring specifically to one of the lead characters. view spoiler [ Sleeping with someone else not a nice character that you say you don't love anymore, just because you think the girl you "love" doesn't reciprocate?
I guess that's a reason why she's called so many names. So, the fact of her sleeping with someone else while she was supposedly "in love" with the other lead cha Teenage romance coming out. So, the fact of her sleeping with someone else while she was supposedly "in love" with the other lead character is the reason why I just couldn't feel that real love from her until the end -in her speech.
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