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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

The Most Popular Guy in the School, Book 1

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover is the first book of a trilogy under the umbrella title of The Most Popular Guy in the School.  Published on July 15, 2012, Book 1 is the story of two teenage guys living in rural America.  One is shy, quiet and reserved. His name is Mark.  His number one mission in life is to emulate the mighty turtle and keep low to the ground where no one will see him and he will not be a target for anything bad.

The other guy, Bill, is the exact opposite of Mark in many ways.  While Mark is quiet and reserved, Bill is outgoing and gregarious.  In fact, Bill is so well loved that he is widely regarded as the most popular guy in the school. You might say, “Yeah.  So what?  It’s been done a million times.”  But not like I’ve done.

What would happen if the guy most likely to be the bully is the one who is bullied, and the one most likely to be bullied is the one who has to come to the first guy’s rescue? Read on and find out.

 

 

 

If you haven’t bought your copy of this book yet, please do so.  I wrote it for you.

On August 14, Book 2 in the series, entitled Go West, Young Man, was published.

On September 14, Book 3 in the series, entitled A Star is Born, was published.

 

Reader Reviews of Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover from Amazon.com:

5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, September 18, 2012
By Smm – Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover (The Most Popular Guy in the School) (Kindle Edition)
Mark was such a great narrator and this story wad filled with simple people doing extraordinary things. i found it inspiring which is rare for a light read. I enjoyed this book much and would recommend it. Ya fic in terms of subject matter but not writing quality.

 

5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST GAY STORIES I HAVE READ, September 12, 2012
By Charles A. Lane (Alaska) (REAL NAME) Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover (The Most Popular Guy in the School) (Kindle Edition)
I read this book straight through last night. It really breaks the formula. The sarcastic humor is funny. The drama is about real problems in all society. The drama is both hopeful and profoundly disturbing. People are not black and white, except for the cheerleader and school board chair. Even the jocks are capable of change. The sex is not page after page of over the top passion, which many authors feel will sell a mediocre book. In fact it is rather mild and full of love. I have become jaded about reviews and don’t write many anymore, but feel the need to write this one.

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, August 7, 2012
By Jenny Wilson “Muchluv” (IN USA) (REAL NAME) Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover (The Most Popular Guy in the School) (Kindle Edition)
This is to me a fast passed book but not the norm when it comes to Jock’s and Lonely boy’s. I like the twist to it.

 

5.0 out of 5 stars A strong story and great read, August 1, 2012
By sciboy – Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover (Paperback)
I really liked this book. It is a coming out / finding love story, and I love those whether in person or in print. But the story has a lot more than that, and those extras are what moved this book onto a different level so far as I am concerned. The story revolves around Mark, a quiet, nerdy kind of guy who works really hard to avoid being noticed, and Bill, the most popular guy in the high school they both attend in a small town in rural upstate NY. Events conspire to push them together, allowing them to slowly come out to each other and fall in love. Fine. And that alone would make a nice story. But other issues that can make high school such a trying time are also woven into the story, including bullying in school and out, the burden that a dysfunctional family can present, and the strengths that a supportive family can provide. The story also shows how those strengths from family and friends can provide unexpected courage to confront problems that seem overwhelming.

I found the book very engaging, at times moving me near tears, at other times inspiring with the intensity of new found love and newly discovered freedom from closets of more than one type. Not least it made palpable the extent to which just one other person can change one’s life from the isolation of the closet to the joy of shared open love.

This story is complete and readable on its own, but is apparently also the first in a trilogy. I can’t wait to read the next installment of Mark and Bill’s life together! Highly recommended!