The Stand-In

ç The Stand-In Ó SteveBloom - The Stand-In, The Stand In When Brooks volunteered to be a stand in for Burdette s cousin who got stood up for Homecoming it was with the noblest of intentions helping a fellow human being free of charge But when he gets a ti ç The Stand-In Ó SteveBloom - The Stand-In, The Stand In When Brooks volunteered to be a stand in for Burdette s cousin who got stood up for Homecoming it was with the noblest of intentions helping a fellow human being free of charge But when he gets a ti

  • Title: The Stand-In
  • Author: SteveBloom
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  • Page: 353
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The Stand-In

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The Stand-In

About “SteveBloom

  • SteveBloom

    Steve Bloom is a screenwriter whose credits include James and the Giant Peach and The Sure Thing.



324 thoughts on “The Stand-In

  • Know how when you get high you think you re saying all sorts of super important crap, crap so heavy and mind blowing that it would forever change your life if only you could remember exactly what it is you said And those few times you do remember to write the crap down, the next morning you either can t understand what you wrote because your handwriting s totally illegible or if you do understand what you wrote you can t understand why you thought it was so incredible when you wrote it Reveived [...]


  • A quick read about Brooks Rartigan and his life as a senior trying to getinto college and coming from the wrong side of town This young manVolunteers to be a stand in for girls wanting to attend their prom It is atale of the privileged and wealthy who want their daughters to have theexperience of their lives in the social world of their senior year It is alsoabout Brooks finding himself and accepting his life and who he is Betrue to yourself.


  • Graded By BrianCover Story Giant Teen HandsDrinking Buddy Yeah, Why Not Testosterone Level I m Trying to Think of a PG 13 EuphemismTalky Talk Loose EndsBonus Factors The 1%, AcademiaBromance Status Freshman RoommateRead the full book report here.


  • Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review This book is pretty unique among the other contemporary romance YA books out in there in having a male protagonist I love that it has that male POV because it is so rare The book also provides an interesting commentary on several topics privilege and wealth, the desires of parents vs the reality of what children want, parents living through their children, the high costs of college, the admissio [...]


  • This book is by turns funny Quick Pretend you like me and poignant I tag after them like a mutt which, let s face it, is what I am It manages to combine teenage angst trying to save face above all else, embarrassed about the entire state of New Jersey, painfully aware of his loser father s shortcomings with teenage desire and hope and ambition and ingenuity The kid is hard on himself, but he s also a survivor, an entrepreneur He s a lot of contradictory things a pretender, big hearted and genero [...]


  • A hilarious romp of a book The likeable working class hero dips than his toe into the heady, trendy world of the 1 percent, learning lessons about love, lust, and integrity along the way Bloom surrounds his leading man, Brooks Rattigan, with a hugely entertaining crew of friends, enemies, and paramours The action is fast paced as Brooks brilliant scheme goes hilariously off the rails This is a great read for the simple fun of the perfect pitched dialog and crisply drawn scenes of yearning, betr [...]


  • A great read for any age, The Stand in is storytelling at its best Brooks Rattigan takes us on a journey through his high school senior year that is edgy and deeply biting at the same time that it is warm, uplifting, very accessible and often hilarious Very relatable to anyone who has ever applied to college and their parents Hollywood should take note I want to see this one on the screen


  • 0.5The way this book was written made me cringe I actually couldn t finding this book because of it and I couldn t get through the first chapter.



  • I wasn t expecting to enjoy this book It was a very sweet gentle book for the mind to read I laughed, I cried and yelled I love the Characters they are relatable to your self This book almost went into the Clich route, but then changed it self.


  • This was probably of a 2.5 than a 3 Brooks Rattigan was just a very likeable character He was obsessed with getting into Colombia and out of New Jersey He wanted nothing than getting out of town The problem was, he had a deadbeat dad and no money When the opportunity falls into his lap to earn money by taking a pampered princess to Homecoming, a new careers opens up for him Pretty soon rich parents in surrounding towns have him booked for every upcoming social event, paying him a lot of money [...]


  • That wasn t any act of God That was an act of pure human fuckery This book is by turns funny Quick Pretend you like me and poignant I tag after them like a mutt which, let s face it, is what I am.t manages to combine teenage angst trying to save face above all else, embarrassed about the entire state of New Jersey, painfully aware of his loser father s shortcomings with teenage desire and hope and ambition and ingenuity The kid is hard on himself, but he s also a survivor, an entrepreneur.He s a [...]


  • This may feel like it treads a fairly well worn path, but it also does it with a quite unique lead character and a feel good factor that is reminiscent of a teen movie.Brooks is determined to get a place at Columbia University, despite a dead beat dad, a not quite up to scratch Verbal score on his SATs, and a lack of funds for a tutor.Accidentallly being in the right place at the right time, he overhears a fellow and rich classmate moaning about how his female relative has no date for her prom, [...]


  • librarytalker 201 All Brooks wants it to get out of town To do that, he needs a HUGE boost to his SAT scores and a lot of luck, so that he can get into Columbia University and away from his flake of a father.Unfortunately, getting that boost requires a tutor and tutors cost money And even if he gets into Columbia, he still needs to pay for it, so that means that he needs even money.A one time accidental acceptance of a job to escort a girl to Homecoming, leads to a new, albeit temporary, career [...]


  • I LOVED this book So refreshing to come upon a YA novel that is not melodramatic and or incredibly depressing ie the fault in our stars, If I stay Read it in two days because I could not put it down I had to find out if Brooks Rattigan got into Columbia, if he ended up with Celia Lieberman, and if he would stay friends with The Murph perhaps my favorite character I really liked Brooks voice honest, funny, and, from what I remember from high school, very accurate The book was incredibly witty and [...]


  • Review copy received from publisher Before I start on what I thought about The Stand In let me just say for the record how great it was to have a male PVO in a YA Contemporary which is dominated by the girls.But Brooks is the most infuriating, obnoxious, condescending character I have ever met Well, I guess that s something at least He was very difficult to like And complain much That s pretty much all he did The story itself plodded along in a rather dull pattern Prom, prom, dance, prom, party [...]


  • This teen romance features a leading man instead of a leading lady Brooks is competing against all of the pressures and deadlines that supposedly determine one s fate in high school Brooks is stressed by his determination to get into Columbia He s arguing with his father and growing apart from his best friend And yet he s also dancing the night away, with so many different young women he has been hired to escort The desperation of wealthy parents who dream of their daughters experiencing the def [...]


  • I received this book as an advanced reader s copy on Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.The story itself is somewhat fresh, and from a male point of view which seems to be a rarity in YA novels lately I really didn t like the chaotic, run on manner in which this story is narrated by the main character There were parts where important information is just asserted, the major plot lines are presented in such a matter of fact way that it left you guessing why such important parts were gloss [...]


  • Brooks Rattigan is stand in If a girl is need of date for a special occasion their parents call Brooks to be their escort The job is difficult but if Brooks can just keep going he may be able to achieve his dream Columbia University First things first, this book is not for everyone The story is told through Brooks narration which at times can be winding and irritate but it feels very natural This is a book written from the perspective of a teenage boy for teenage boys At times it s laugh aloud f [...]


  • A male lead in a semi romance novel Yes, indeed Points for that Brooks is pretty self involved, much like a lot of teen boys, so points for authenticity He needs money, so he accidentally on purpose becomes a rent a date to rich girls who have no one to take them to school dances Pays well, but kind of ruins his social standing I got a bit bogged down in the middle and skipped a few chapters, minus points for that, Brooks really is a jerk at times But the ending was worth sticking around for.


  • Great read Really brought me back to high school and captured what it was like to be a teenager worrying about college, girls, friends, and the future Really enjoyed this as a reader in her late 20s Characters are super relatable The book is laugh out loud funny and searingly sharp while also offering a smart and poignant commentary on class and privilege.


  • It was alright but not something super amazing A unique story that was interesting to read but just as the three stars says on I liked it I think it is worth a read but just don t go into it thinking it is going to be an all amazing read.



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