One to Ten ; The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burgers in Los Angeles​)

So, because I love to read and I happened to recently finish this book, I decided to write a review on…

The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burgers in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding!

Which you already probably figured out since you read the title of this post…

So without further ado, let’s get a-rolling and review this book!!

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burgers in Los Angeles) an…

★★★★★★★☆☆ • 8 out of 10

BECAUSE… 

It was a super cute romance novel (which I am a TOTAL sucker for) about an overweight, lesbian teenage girl in L.A. who loves to be inspired by, shop, and blog about fashion and is trying to beat the girl she falls for so she can get a job at a fashion boutique called Lemonberry while helping her newly-proclaimed BFF, Jax, eat and rate the best burgers in L.A. for a website.

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Not EVEN gonna lie, this book was absolutely adorable!

Love, friendship, fashion, and burgers; what else do you really need in life?

It had great characters, friendships, and relationships, and what was SO great about it was the style of writing was that it was so casual, almost like a story someone was telling you. Literally such! good! writing!

I’m telling you this right now, if you read this book, you will fall in love with Jax.

Not only is he adorably sassy and flirtatious, but he has a HUGE heart that people, including Abby, overlook due to his family’s success and his father’s attitude.

10/10 you will fall in love with him and aspire to find someone exactly like him!!

Also, he wants to spend the entire summer eating the best burgers in L.A. with someone he thinks is cool, and if you don’t think that’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard in you’re entire life, you’re lying.

“People get so worked up when I’m honest about not wanting the world to see me… Of course my girlfriend thinks I’m beautiful, of course Maliah thinks I look great when I spend so much effort on my looks, of course Jax thinks I’m {cute}. They have something invested in me while the world doesn’t. And it’s okay that the world doesn’t; I don’t need it to” (Spalding 203-204).

The whole story had me DYING to learn what happens next, and, not gonna lie, the love story between Abby and her boo had me close to tears.

SO! CUTE!

The ONLY thing I didn’t like about the story was towards the end when things started going downhill between the protagonist and the love interest:/

While I won’t spoil anything, it went from “I feel so violated, I’m never speaking to them again,” to everyone hanging together and the couple kissing again.

Like, it was SO SWEET, but I feel like part of the story was the main character, Abby, growing and kind of accepting herself enough to post more about her body and how confident she is in it, so when she got back together with her love interest, it kind of felt like we lost a little bit of that?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a SUCKER for sunshine and rainbows and a happily ever after between an adorable couple, but sometimes what we want and what we need are two TOTALLY different things.

Overall, it was a SUPER cute book and I would DEFINITELY recommend it to anyone looking for a modern day fairytale 🖤

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