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Publisher's Summary

Finding a guy was easy. Keeping him might be harder than running up a tree.

Kevin McCollum is a high school junior with the usual things on his mind: getting good grades, having fun, and finding a boyfriend. The last one was eluding him until he noticed the "parkour guy". After several days of Kevin pretending to study while watching the attractive teen jump on rocks, run up trees, and do flips, Shin finally comes over to introduce himself. As they start dating, Kevin should've known it wouldn't be that easy.

Shin's parents only want their son to date Japanese boys. When cultures clash and pressures mount, Kevin has no idea how to subvert traditions and Shin's parents to keep the boy he cares about.

Kevin will need to clear some tricky obstacles to make his modern love story a reality.

©2015 Jeff Adams (P)2015 Jeff Adams

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ok story, great performance

I love Jason and will listen to anything he reads. That guy could make an IKEA instruction book sound sexy. He did struggle a little finding a good accent for Shin (I would have just stuck with a straight American accent) but it didn't deminish the performance too much.

The story is OK as long as you can get past the lack of research on behalf of the author in to Japanese culture. A lot of the book relies on tropes. My biggest issue is the names. Quan isn't a Japanese name. It grated all the way through. Otherwise I liked the general journey of the story.

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  • G. Adams
  • Westminster, Maryland United States
  • 08-22-15

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If you could sum up Flipping for Him in three words, what would they be?

Very fun read

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoyed how the characters met and their interaction. The secondary characters were strong too. This was well plotted and shaped. I thought it was a very cute YA story.

Have you listened to any of Jason Frazier’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first book by Jason Frazier I have listened to and I was astounded. I have never heard a narrator do "other" voices so well. Yes, I knew which one was Kevin, but then the accents for the other characters like Shin, and the female characters, blew me away because they were so distinct. He is definitely an actor I would like to listen to again.

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