Poz



❥ [KINDLE] ❂ Poz By Christopher Koehler ➢ – E17streets4all.co.uk A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title The Lives of Remy and Michael Book One Remy Babcock and Mikey Castelreigh are stalwart members of the Capital City Rowing Club s junior crew, pulling their hardes A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title The Lives of Remy and Michael Book One Remy Babcock and Mikey Castelreigh are stalwart members of the Capital City Rowing Club s junior crew, pulling their hardest to earn scholarships to rowing powerhouses like California Pacific Just a couple of all American boys, they face the usual pressures of life in an academic hothouse and playing a varsity sport Add to that the stifling confines of the closet, and sometimes life isn t always easy, even in the golden bubble of their accepting community Because Remy and Mikey have a secret they re both gay While Mikey has never hidden it, Remy is a parka and a pair of mittens away from Narnia Mikey has always been open about wanting than friendship, but Remy is as uncomfortable in his own skin as he is a demon on the water After their signals cross, and a man mistakes Remy for a college student, Remy takes the plunge and hooks up with him After a furious Mikey cuts Remy off, Remy falls to the pressure of teenage life, wanting to be and needing it now In his innocence and naivet , Remy makes mistakes that have life long consequences When Remy falls in the midst of the most important regatta of his life, he can only hope Mikey will be there to catch him when he needs it most.Poz

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    Kindle Edition · Poz MOBI ò to that the stifling confines of the closet, and sometimes life isn t always easy, even in the golden bubble of their accepting community Because Remy and Mikey have a secret they re both gay While Mikey has never hidden it, Remy is a parka and a pair of mittens away from Narnia Mikey has always been open about wanting than friendship, but Remy is as uncomfortable in his own skin as he is a demon on the water After their signals cross, and a man mistakes Remy for a college student, Remy takes the plunge and hooks up with him After a furious Mikey cuts Remy off, Remy falls to the pressure of teenage life, wanting to be and needing it now In his innocence and naivet , Remy makes mistakes that have life long consequences When Remy falls in the midst of the most important regatta of his life, he can only hope Mikey will be there to catch him when he needs it most."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 200 pages
  • Poz
  • Christopher Koehler
  • English
  • 08 December 2019

10 thoughts on “Poz

  1. says:

    This book is very hard for me to write an unbiased review not because of how much I did or did not like it I did like it.The subject matter saddens me horribly Spoiler Alert What I do know is that our country does far too little these days educating young people on the subjects of Sexually transmitted diseases and how to prevent them just by using Condoms I m in the same boat as Remy and have been since the 1980 s when we knew crap His catting around for sex is no different than the 80 s This book is very hard for me to write an unbiased review not because of how much I did or did not like it I did like it.The subject matter saddens me horribly Spoiler Alert What I do know is that our country does far too little these days educating young people on the subjects of Sexually transmitted diseases and how to prevent them just by using Condoms I m in the same boat as Remy and have been since the 1980 s when we knew crap His catting around for sex is no different than the 80 s and before His relationship with his brother Geoff, his parents, coach and Mikey all are so familiar I feel this book should be required reading for young people in the LGBTQ community The author has taken great pains to write real characters and situations which is so important in a story like this I ve been saying to many people who know I read M4M romance that I get really tired of the oh I m clean are you being used in so many of the genres books and then following up with the I want to feel you skin to skin inside me Seriously Come on don t all of us authors included need to be part of the educating process I still read them regardless but if authors who use the above situations in their books added a foreword or afterword promoting Safe Sex and included phone contacts for places for anonymous testing it might help save one person s life which helps save others I apologize for being on a soap box.I enjoyed the book and will definitely readof Mr Koehler in the future

  2. says:

    Dreamspinner Press s Harmony Ink imprint for Young Adult gay novels has turned out some great titles, and POZ is oneexample of that Christopher Koehler is a clever writer He made me care about the characters Remy, Mikey, and Remy s twin brother Goff, all rang true as real high school boys The story kept a high school flavor even while the subject matter was anything but I m embarrassed to admit I even learned some things about HIV and AIDS that I didn t know before, and considering th Dreamspinner Press s Harmony Ink imprint for Young Adult gay novels has turned out some great titles, and POZ is oneexample of that Christopher Koehler is a clever writer He made me care about the characters Remy, Mikey, and Remy s twin brother Goff, all rang true as real high school boys The story kept a high school flavor even while the subject matter was anything but I m embarrassed to admit I even learned some things about HIV and AIDS that I didn t know before, and considering the age group of readers this story is written for, I think it s a very good thing to get that information out there POZ is a quick read, but it s a story that will stick with me for a while The denouement of the story was sad, but uplifting at the same time I was moved by it I d love to see where Remy and Mikey end up ten years down the road Hopefully still together It seems to me, that between the two of them, they might just have the strength to make that happen Five stars

  3. says:

    Full reviewage on the Prism Book Alliance buddy review with Christine For Remy and Michael and everyone else like them, and their loving families and friends.Starting out, the tone and narration are unmistakably those of a teenager Frenetic, sarcastic and energetic, Remy begins his story and my brain was trying to keep up.

  4. says:

    Oddly enough, I had just finished a book by Christopher Koehler, and was bemoaning the fact that I didn t have any new books of his to read, when I saw this book pop up on our giant list of books that should could can be read So good timing that DThis book is basically about Remy figuring his shit out and growing up the hard way He is no stranger to hard work because even reading about all the stuff he has to do for crew makes me exhausted but like most teenagers he is a bit self centered Oddly enough, I had just finished a book by Christopher Koehler, and was bemoaning the fact that I didn t have any new books of his to read, when I saw this book pop up on our giant list of books that should could can be read So good timing that DThis book is basically about Remy figuring his shit out and growing up the hard way He is no stranger to hard work because even reading about all the stuff he has to do for crew makes me exhausted but like most teenagers he is a bit self centered All those hormones they really do make you a bit stupid So when his advances on his friend Mikey get shot down he goes a bit off the rails Ok, mainly he just figures he might as well be getting laid somewhere if Mikey does not want him Not exactly a new concept in teenagerhood, but one that he seems to embrace with reckless abandon Emphasis on the reckless But despite feeling invulnerable, Remy sets himself up for some pretty big consequences, and even if he can get his shit together there is every chance it might not be enough.The fact that I kinda adore Koehler s rowing books won me over into reading this, despite the fact that it is YA Though where I grew up isn t far from Sacramento, there was not a whole lot of rowing going on and even if there wasI would hardly be a prime candidate but there is something about the sport that I find intriguing That may or may not have to do with all the hot fit men in constant risk of getting all wet Anyways I really like reading about rowing, and I love reading about the area I grew up in.Especially the Davis bashing I don t know if anyone who didn t grow up in the area will get nearly as much joy as I did from this book because of this, but it is practically a requirement of living around here Especially in my hometown Even if you love the town you are kind obligated to point out how ridiculous it is sometimes And if I had a dime for everytime I almost died because some biker thought he was king of the world Er I guess that is neither here nor there right now.I never really felt the romance between Mikey and Remy mostly because I don t think that his book was really about them as a couple I mean, Mikey was gone from the scene for a good portion of the story, so it s hard to feel something for someone you hardly know But at the heart, this wasabout Remy who is in like with Mikey, yes but who is mostly just trying to figure life out Sometimes really really badly but at least he is trying, right The scenes with the two guys were really cute, and there were some definite sparks there, but because of the way the story is handled, those sparks are not given a lot of time to grow to full force Which probably makes sense for these guys, right now, but I would have loved to have a bitlove going on between these two.The story, and all the facts and research behind it, was interesting I don t know all that much about the details of HIV, but I like how the information was given here There were a few times where it felt like info dumping, but it always make sense to the scene, and it never went on for too long I only felt as much lectured to as Remy did, which was good And since this book is geared towards a younger audience, I think intent behind this was very good.There were parts where I kinda wanted to start banging heads together, but that is pretty common for me I have a very short limit for stupidity mostly because a lot of the things Remy does in this book, I have myself done, and know just how monumentally idiotic it is but I do recognise that most teenagers are idiots whenever hormones get thrown into the mix Which is like 90% of the time I just don t normally have the patience to read about it However the way it written, intercut with rowing and just normal everyday stuff, made it a bit easier to bear.I m kinda at an impasse when it comes to the rating of this book Personally it was something like 4 stars, but I think that for the target audience teenagers it would be closer to 4.5 stars So I m going to go with 4.25 stars even though we don t really have a graphic for that just because I can t make up my bloody mind Plus, I have every intention of reading the rest of this series when it get written, so I can t say I really disliked it all that much.4.25 stars This book was provided free in exchange for a fair and honest review for Love Bytes Go there to check out other reviews, author interviews, and all those awesome giveaways Click below.

  5. says:

    I didn t enjoy this book I found there was too much telling and not enough showing and because of this it didn t grab my attention I never cared about any of the characters Then towards the end I felt the book got a bit preachy This wasn t my cup of tea.

  6. says:

    I find it very hard to write a review on this book On the one hand, it is a high quality young adult novel that deals with HIV infection and provides important knowledge to young readers who might not know a great deal about HIV and AIDS It shows that life doesn t end with an HIV diagnosis, which is the most important message that you can give people in that situation.However, I had a little problem with Remy He came off as arrogant and inconsiderate, hurting his friends whenever he opened hi I find it very hard to write a review on this book On the one hand, it is a high quality young adult novel that deals with HIV infection and provides important knowledge to young readers who might not know a great deal about HIV and AIDS It shows that life doesn t end with an HIV diagnosis, which is the most important message that you can give people in that situation.However, I had a little problem with Remy He came off as arrogant and inconsiderate, hurting his friends whenever he opened his mouth The romance with Michael didn t work at all for me The way I see it, in real life, Remy would just end up alone Why would Michael put up with him after all that happened Clearly Michael had what it takes to be a responsible young man Remy, however, made enough mistakes for a whole crew of gay teens with raging hormonesBeing a gay man, I always felt that the real danger of HIV is not that you can get it if you sleep around unprotected, but that one single encounter can be enough to get you infected Say, you grow up without having sex partners and just meet the one that you think will be Mr Right and he s positive and maybe not even knowing it Bam, you end up infected for all your morally flawless behaviour.Remy was the total opposite He did exactly what many straight people accuse gay men of Promiscuity.However, an even sadder tragedy would be Michael ending up infected if he had had sex with Remy before he showed any symptoms That s what really makes me think about HIV We can all say we wait for the one instead of sleeping around But who knows if that one perfect moment won t change your life forever It s too bad I didn t really like Remy, but I still rate this book with 5 stars, because I hope it will be read by many gay teens and helps them make informed decisions in their lives

  7. says:

    This was my first book by Christopher Koehler and I can tell he s a very clever writer indeed POZ was very enjoyable with an important message There was a lot of self discovery, I think, a little family drama and some sweet romance It all ended on a hopeful note, despite the rather sad topic.I instantly clicked with Remy and fast cared about him his brother and Michael too I admit, I would have loved to have seenof Michael Since this is 95% Remy s POV, the short POV jump near the end This was my first book by Christopher Koehler and I can tell he s a very clever writer indeed POZ was very enjoyable with an important message There was a lot of self discovery, I think, a little family drama and some sweet romance It all ended on a hopeful note, despite the rather sad topic.I instantly clicked with Remy and fast cared about him his brother and Michael too I admit, I would have loved to have seenof Michael Since this is 95% Remy s POV, the short POV jump near the ending was great, but too short and I really wanted to seeof what Michael thought and felt There was also a lot of boat, crew and rowing talk I couldn t relate to, and I m not much into sports, so I would have been happy without it But that was Remy s story, his life and Michael s so I it was needed and all is good I hope that Remy and Michael will make it, as a couple, as friends

  8. says:

    A Joyfully Jay review 4.5 starsJeremy Remy Babcock was a sixteen year old virgin who knew he liked boys and hid all that desire from his family, including his fraternal twin and closest friend, Geoff Out but not out, Jeremy shared his sexuality just the tiniest bit with the guys on his rowing team, but did not flaunt it and even there it was kept close to the cuff, not to be shared beyond the tight knit crew When he discovers that his friend Mikey is also gay, Remy begins to sense mixed sig A Joyfully Jay review 4.5 starsJeremy Remy Babcock was a sixteen year old virgin who knew he liked boys and hid all that desire from his family, including his fraternal twin and closest friend, Geoff Out but not out, Jeremy shared his sexuality just the tiniest bit with the guys on his rowing team, but did not flaunt it and even there it was kept close to the cuff, not to be shared beyond the tight knit crew When he discovers that his friend Mikey is also gay, Remy begins to sense mixed signals coming from the boy But by a series of miscommunications, any thoughts of a relationship with Mikey are shoved aside and suddenly a chance encounter with an intern opens up a whole new world for Remy where life is exciting and clandestine and full on with random hook ups that include unsafe sex You see, despite Remy s dad having the talk with both Geoff and Remy, diseases such as HIV are never discussed Instead, Remy hides who he is from parents who are wrapped up in their own worlds and from a father who sees his son as second rate next to his brother, Geoff.Read Sammy s review in its entirety here

  9. says:

    Emotional read but one that takes a serious health issue and presents better than many other informative pamphlets could This is because it is told in a believable way about two youths that touch the reader deeply Others reviewers have expressed this better than I ever could.

  10. says:

    Slow start but great story and I am glad to see there will be a second book.

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