• Kamikaze Boys

  • By: Jay Bell
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (208 ratings)

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Kamikaze Boys

By: Jay Bell
Narrated by: Kirt Graves
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Publisher's Summary

An unforgettable gay love story from the author of Something Like Summer and Straight Boy....

Everyone at school thinks that Connor Williams is a dangerous psychopath, but when he rescues David Henry from the clutches of a bully, the two outsiders form an alliance of the heart. The world isn’t done messing with them, though. David and Connor will have to fight to keep their love safe if they ever want to find their happily-ever-after.

Kamikaze Boys, a Lambda Literary award-winning novel, is the emotional story of two young men who walk a perilous path in the hopes of saving each other.

©2010 James Bell (P)2020 James Bell
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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BEST BOOK IVE READ YET

this book has shown me what it means to love I’m only 14 but I’m looking forward to the nights I spend with my future boyfriend the book made me feel like I was actually in a jail cell or buzzed with drugs it’s an amazing book and give it a read

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I love this writer!

Really nice book! I was so happy at the begging when their love just started and the optimism and positivism through the book kept me going! I recommend it! :)

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OMG Fell in Love with the story!!!

Fell in love with Connor and David. The ups and downs their relationship had to deal with. I laughed, cried and cheered for them!!! The ending was Spectacular.... I cried. I wish I met someone like Connor in my life. Love Love Love

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Awesome

The story was great and Kier Graves does a good job narrating it. Made the hours pass without notice.

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Good Story and enhanced by a great Performance

Empathized with the main characters. Felt the adversity they faced. My favorite by far of the Jay Bell's book's.

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Loved it!

I’ve purchased a lot of Jay bell’s books on audible and I have to say This one is one of my favorites if not my favorite one. I don’t get the criticism of the crime(s) that others referred to it’s not glorifying anything unnecessary so i don’t see why people were so upset. It’s a BOOK. Anyways like I said I enjoyed it.

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Refreshing

Wonderful to "read" this cute nail-biter that is not about coming out, and not all about finding love, but about keeping it.

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Loved it

As a Jay Bell fan as of 2019, this was one of his books I heard good things about. I was introduced to Connor in Something Like Stories 1 Something Like Tonight and Kamikaze was on my list of books to read. My preference is Audio book and was elated when Bell announced Kamikaze was going to be on Audible.
This story of two outcast that find love is nothing new, but these two characters to me took this premise to a modern place where many of the LGBTQ community grew up in. I do believe that both characters were in the wrong in their revenge plots and I felt Bell did a good job showing the consequences of taking justice into your own hands. Even though Connor and David were the main characters, I felt my all time favorite was Gordon. Gordon stole the show for me and I laughed in every instance he was in the story.

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Captivating narrative

Jay Bell writes another captivating story that was really hard to put down. You care about the two main characters almost instantly even though some of the decisions they made along the way were admittedly frustrating. While not giving away to the story, I will say that some of the plot lines could be triggering for some people. So pick up this title if you’re looking for a bit of a darker love story between two passionate characters who try to find a way to a world where they can be together, with many difficult odds against them.

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Simple. Predictable. Enjoyable.

Fell a little short in some of the overall story development. The character development between David and Connor sometimes felt rushed in some areas. He would create a nice, engaging narrative and abruptly go to something else. It's easy to get past, but in some of his other books, he took his time and put just the proper thought into it. I think STRAIGHT BOY was one where it had everything from the beginning to the middle and even the end. I'm sensing a pattern where if he focuses on a hot topic issue, a sacrifice is made in another area of the story; things feel started but not finished. If you read him, you will understand what I mean. Overall, I enjoyed the book because I like his stories. If you choose this one, don't look for anything mind-blowing. This could be one he just cranked out.

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  • Torric
  • 11-30-20

Daft

Not at all up to the usual standards of Jay Bell. 'Straight Boy', is the yard-stick I measure all his books against. This was not a patch on it. The story is just so incredibly unlikely, and also inconclusive about the villain of the piece. Disappointing but listenable.

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  • Howard David Boase
  • 10-13-21

Almost lost for words

A must read and you won't regret it one bit when you get to the end. Including the epilogue.

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  • Andrew
  • 12-25-20

heartwarming

this is a great book that makes you laugh out loud feel their pain and pleasure and most of all feel warm inside from their love for each other