Highly Illogical Behavior

John Corey Whaley

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult
emotional hopeful fast-paced

256 pages | first published 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 is ambition alone enough to get her in?

Enter Lisa.

Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa steps into his world, along with her charming boyfriend, Clark, and soon the three form an unexpected bond. But, as Lisa learns more about Sol and he and Clark grow closer and closer, the walls they’ve built around themselves start to collapse and their friendships threaten to do the same.

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hopeful 91%
emotional 41%
funny 33%
inspiring 33%
lighthearted 33%
reflective 25%
tense 25%
adventurous 8%
challenging 8%
informative 8%
relaxing 8%
sad 8%


medium 50%
fast 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 15%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 25% | Yes: 25% | N/A: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 7%

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