Ryan is assigned to Jamie Peterson for his class's secret gift exchange. If word gets out that he has to make a handcrafted gift for flamboyant and openly gay Jamie, Ryan will be the laughing stock of the school. It's a good thing no self-respecting boy would be caught dead in a craft store, because otherwise he'd be at risk of being spotted when his mom drags him to her weekly craft workshops. He hopes Jamie will appreciate all the trouble he's going to for this assignment. Finding the perfect gift is gonna be tricky. Jamie deserves something good, though, after all the crap he has to put up with at school. At least, Ryan tells himself that's the reason he's putting so much thought into the gift. It couldn't be that he has feelings for Jamie, could it?
This was a quick, fun, cute read.
This was a quick, fun, cute read. It really captured the genuine emotions and anxiety that come with being a teenager and being torn over owning up to your feelings and risking ridicule or standing back and watching someone get hurt when you wish you could stop it. It was very true to life, and this was a great "first taste" of Madison Parker's writing. I definitely look forward to reading more from her!
Very cute. I'm not usually one to complain, but the writing style was easy to read (like many modern novels) and not particularly in a good way. The plot was simple, characters a bit underdeveloped, but I loved it. I truly enjoyed this (what I would call a short story).