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Phil Stamper

Autor(a) de The Gravity of Us

9 Works 1,091 Membros 27 Críticas


Obras por Phil Stamper

The Gravity of Us (2020) 588 exemplares
As Far As You'll Take Me (2021) 189 exemplares
Golden Boys (2022) 180 exemplares
Small Town Pride (2022) 93 exemplares
Afterglow (2023) 24 exemplares
Eli Over Easy (2023) 9 exemplares
Afterglow (2023) 6 exemplares
The Gravity Of Us 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century
Locais de residência
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Washington D.C., USA
New York City, New York, USA



Fine YA however tries too hard to cover elements like mental health without the appropriate depth. Leave that type of narrative/topic to someone with more ability - like Kate Russell (My Dark Vanessa).
MichaelH85 | 12 outras críticas | Apr 23, 2024 |
Gr 5 Up—Jake is the only openly gay kid in his tiny Ohio town. This doesn't bother him, until the Pride flag his father
hung up outside his house stirs up controversy, inspiring Jake to plan Barton Springs's first Pride festival. Stamper's
excellent novel about coming of age in a turbulent environment will engender important conversations around
queerness and community.
BackstoryBooks | 3 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2024 |
A sparkling, fun, and relevant read that is nothing short of delightful! “The Gravity of Us” doesn’t get 5 stars- it gets a whole constellation. ✨⭐️🚀🌙⭐️
Full review on my blog upcoming
deborahee | 12 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
This is an odd book. I quickly became invested in each of these 16 year olds who are from a village in Ohio. The first third of the novel is set in the day before they head into the wide world for their penultimate summer holiday before college.

The novel introduces us to their fears and yearnings, loves and losses. We keep flitting between the four, and I had to listen with care to know who was speaking.

I must admit I kept expecting part 1 to move to part 2, ie from this snapshot of the boys at this pivotal time, to a time 5 or 10 years hence, when we would learn how their lives and longings are panning out.

To have a snapshot of the boys at this age and then to visit them again in, say seven years time, reminded me of that TV series "7 Up", which I found riveting. But this work is not so riveting. The fact that we don't meet the boys later in life is a huge opportunity lost. It leaves the story without direction or evolution. It probably only deserves 3 stars as a result, but the boys and their vulnerabilities are so absorbing that I am giving the novel a pass and awarding it an extra half star.

What is marvellous is that each of the boys has a separate narrator. I only know Michael Crouch, who I think narrates Rhys, The other narrators are Graham Halstead, Shawn K Jain, and Briggon Snow.

Doing some research, I learn that Graham Halstead reads everything (not just Juvenile) and has many books in my libraries. This is his only romance. Only a few books are read by Shawn K Jain; same for Briggon Snow. Unfortunately, there isn't any cast list that I've seen - a pet complaint of mine.

This is my first Phil Stamper novel and unfortunately is the only audiobook of his work held by my libraries.
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Okies | 2 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |



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