Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley {eARC Review} @corey_whaley @FirstToRead



Highly Illogical Behavior
John Corey Whaley
Expected Release Date: May 10th, 2016


Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.

Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there? 

Solomon is the answer.

Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark and confiding her fears in him. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they’d be, and when their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.  

A hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age perfect for readers of Matthew Quick and Rainbow Rowell, Highly Illogical Behavior showcases the different ways in which we hide ourselves from the world—and the ways in which love, tragedy, and the need for connection may be the only things to bring us back into the light.






I've never read anything written by John Corey Whaley and I can honestly say that I have a new favorite author. I was emotionally touched by this beautiful story and my heart ached for Solomon as I got to know him better. The author's story line and characters are extraordinarily beautiful and down to earth. We are given the opportunity to see mental issues in a whole new light and we also experience the bonds of friendship, love, perseverance and understanding. This is a book everyone should read. 

{ I received an eARC via the First To Read Program. I made no guarantee of a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are unbiased and my own.}




Author Bio:

JOHN ‘COREY’ WHALEY grew up in the small town of Springhill, Louisiana, where he learned to be sarcastic and to tell stories. He has a B.A. in English from Louisiana Tech University, as well as an M.A in Secondary English Education. He started writing stories about aliens and underwater civilizations when he was around ten or eleven, but now writes realistic YA fiction (which sometimes includes zombies…). He taught public school for five years and spent much of that time daydreaming about being a full-time writer…and dodging his students’ crafty projectiles. He is terrible at most sports, but is an occasional kayaker and bongo player. He is obsessed with movies, music, and traveling to new places. He is an incredibly picky eater and has never been punched in the face, though he has come quite close. One time, when he was a kid, he had a curse put on him by a strange woman in the arcade section of a Wal-Mart. His favorite word is defenestration. His favorite color is green. His favorite smell is books. He currently splits his time between Louisiana and Los Angeles. 



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  1. Great review I haven't read any books by this author either. But after reading your review I am really intrigued and curious how everything pan's out with these three friends in Highly Illogical Behavior. Thank you for your awesome post!