{Bee Reviews} Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley ~ Consider My Mind Blown

Posted June 23, 2016 by Bee in Reviews / 8 Comments

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{Bee Reviews} Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley ~ Consider My Mind Blown

Highly Illogical Behavior

by John Corey Whaley
Published on May 10th 2016
by Dial Books
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Highly Illogical Behavior, Highly Illogical Behaviour

Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.

Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there?

Solomon is the answer.

Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark and confiding her fears in him. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they’d be, and when their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.

5 Stars

!cid_ii_1546bf553ac0b0b8So after finishing Highly Illogical Behavior I realize how stupid I am for not having read a book by this author before. Because this book was freaking fantastic and I loved it so much I can barely stand it.

I fell in love with this book immediately, to be honest. The writing style just hooked me right away. Usually it’s very hard for me to connect with a character when the book is written in 3rd person POV, this not in this book. And I applaud John Corey Whaley for that. Now I am 1000000% convinced I have to read all his books of ever. Because HI DID I MENTION I LOVED THIS BOOK YET? I’m sorry, it’s been a while since I was this ecstatic about a book so I must flail. Anyway, so before I go over to the rest, I have to mention that I loved how nerdy it was with its (mostly) Star Trek references (most of which I got thanks to The Big Bang Theory, hah). Also, this book was surprisingly funny. Though I do think Solomon’s last chapter was a tiny bit rushed.

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So yes, the writing was obviously amazing. But the story was too! I mean, really! Such a great story and I loved how Solomon’s mental illness was handled in this book. I can’t say too much without spoiling so I’ll just say you have to read this book and find out for ourself. Speaking of Solomon, I loved him instantly. Is it a coincidence that he’s one of many gay male protagonist I end up adoring to bits? Probably not and I’m not even sorry. I have a weakness for them, I think. Again, not sorry. Not for one bit. Sol was added to my “favorite characters”-list when I was about 35% into the book. I also adored his parents and grandmother, who were so amazingly supportive. Sol’s relationship with each of them was so beautiful and I loved it. I also adored Clark a whole lot and I liked Lisa, though I never grew to love her. I just didn’t agree with her motivations and choices throughout the book and never really connected to her. Though that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the book.

All in all, I think it’s pretty obvious that you should read this. It’s… literally all the positive words you can think of, because everything was handled so perfectly. So yes. Go read Highly Illogical Behavior. Now!


About John Corey Whaley

JOHN ‘COREY’ WHALEY grew up in the small town of Springhill, Louisiana, where he learned to be sarcastic and to tell stories.  He has a B.A. in English from Louisiana Tech University, as well as an M.A in Secondary English Education. He started writing stories about aliens and underwater civilizations when he was around ten or eleven, but now writes realistic YA fiction (which sometimes includes zombies…). He taught public school for five years and spent much of that time daydreaming about being a full-time writer…and dodging his students’ crafty projectiles. He is terrible at most sports, but is an occasional kayaker and bongo player.  He is obsessed with movies, music, and traveling to new places. He is an incredibly picky eater and has never been punched in the face, though he has come quite close.  One time, when he was a kid, he had a curse put on him by a strange woman in the arcade section of a Wal-Mart.  His favorite word is defenestration.  His favorite color is green.  His favorite smell is books.  He currently lives in Southern California.

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8 responses to “{Bee Reviews} Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley ~ Consider My Mind Blown

  1. OMG the new layout is so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

    I missed getting my hands on this one, and I am so angry with myself! I saw the Enterprise on the cover, and I was sold.

  2. I like the sound of Solomon and love it when books feature positive parental role models. I’m so happy this was such a perfect read for you, Bee! Your review is bursting with enthusiasm that’s catching 🙂

  3. Eeep, I do want to read this one now.😂 YOU HAVE CONVINCED ME. I’m really curious to see how it’s all handled….although (another) reason I was hesitant is because I read Noggin by John Corey Whaley and didn’t really like it. BUT YEAH. ANYWAY. I’M GONNA GIVE THIS A GO FOR SURE.

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