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An unforgettable gay love story from the author of Something Like Summer and Straight Boy....

Everyone at school thinks that Connor Williams is a dangerous psychopath, but when he rescues David Henry from the clutches of a bully, the two outsiders form an alliance of the heart. The world isn’t done messing with them, though. David and Connor will have to fight to keep their love safe if they ever want to find their happily-ever-after.

Kamikaze Boys, a Lambda Literary award-winning novel, is the emotional story of two young men who walk a perilous path in the hopes of saving each other.

©2010 James Bell (P)2020 James Bell

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BEST BOOK IVE READ YET

this book has shown me what it means to love I’m only 14 but I’m looking forward to the nights I spend with my future boyfriend the book made me feel like I was actually in a jail cell or buzzed with drugs it’s an amazing book and give it a read

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I love this writer!

Really nice book! I was so happy at the begging when their love just started and the optimism and positivism through the book kept me going! I recommend it! :)

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Awesome

The story was great and Kier Graves does a good job narrating it. Made the hours pass without notice.

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OMG Fell in Love with the story!!!

Fell in love with Connor and David. The ups and downs their relationship had to deal with. I laughed, cried and cheered for them!!! The ending was Spectacular.... I cried. I wish I met someone like Connor in my life. Love Love Love

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Good Story and enhanced by a great Performance

Empathized with the main characters. Felt the adversity they faced. My favorite by far of the Jay Bell's book's.

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Loved it!

I’ve purchased a lot of Jay bell’s books on audible and I have to say This one is one of my favorites if not my favorite one. I don’t get the criticism of the crime(s) that others referred to it’s not glorifying anything unnecessary so i don’t see why people were so upset. It’s a BOOK. Anyways like I said I enjoyed it.

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Loved it

As a Jay Bell fan as of 2019, this was one of his books I heard good things about. I was introduced to Connor in Something Like Stories 1 Something Like Tonight and Kamikaze was on my list of books to read. My preference is Audio book and was elated when Bell announced Kamikaze was going to be on Audible.
This story of two outcast that find love is nothing new, but these two characters to me took this premise to a modern place where many of the LGBTQ community grew up in. I do believe that both characters were in the wrong in their revenge plots and I felt Bell did a good job showing the consequences of taking justice into your own hands. Even though Connor and David were the main characters, I felt my all time favorite was Gordon. Gordon stole the show for me and I laughed in every instance he was in the story.

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Refreshing

Wonderful to "read" this cute nail-biter that is not about coming out, and not all about finding love, but about keeping it.

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  • 11-30-20

Daft

Not at all up to the usual standards of Jay Bell. 'Straight Boy', is the yard-stick I measure all his books against. This was not a patch on it. The story is just so incredibly unlikely, and also inconclusive about the villain of the piece. Disappointing but listenable.

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  • Howard David Boase
  • 10-13-21

Almost lost for words

A must read and you won't regret it one bit when you get to the end. Including the epilogue.

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  • 12-25-20

heartwarming

this is a great book that makes you laugh out loud feel their pain and pleasure and most of all feel warm inside from their love for each other