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Book Review: Micah Johnson Goes West (Get Out, #2) – Sean Kennedy

Date of Publication: April 4, 2017
Genre and Themes: LGBTQ Young Adult, Homophobia, Sports, HIV
Format: 186 pages, ebook
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
ISBN: 1635333644 (ISBN13: 9781635333640)
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Characters: Micah Johnson

I was not the biggest fan of Micah Johnson. I didn’t like him when he first appeared in the third book off the Tigers and Devils series but after reading The On-going Reformation of Micah Johnson, I realized that he wasn’t that bad. I was actually excited to read this one but I got hesitant when I’ve read its blurb.

BLURB: On the outside, Micah Johnson seems to have everything. He is proving his worth on the field during his rookie year with his new professional football team, the Fremantle Dockers, but his personal life is a mess. Homesick, three thousand kilometres away from his family and friends on the other side of Australia, Micah isn’t coping. He’s using casual sex, alcohol, and drugs as crutches since he doesn’t feel comfortable approaching his foster family with his problems, and he’s left with nowhere to turn. It isn’t until he experiences a health scare and a friend is rocked by a personal tragedy that Micah realises he does have the strength to succeed at a new life in the West—but he has to learn to ask for help

Overall, I’ve really enjoyed it. I loved that Micah is maturing overtime. He still got a lot to work on especially when dealing with his emotions but I ought to give him a break I guess because he’ still very young after all. I loved that the story arc is very relevant what with different athletes coming out of the closet and bravely enduring the taunts of closed-minded people who still thinks that no gay men could ever play sports. I also adore his friends and family and how supportive they are with his budding career. It was a really good read and another top notch sequel from the author. Fans of the first book won’t be disappointed.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About The Author

Sean Kennedy was born in Melbourne, Australia, but currently lives in the second most isolated city in the world (although there still seems to be conjecture over whether it is actually number one). Living in such deprived circumstances can only affect his writing, which is published by Dreamspinner Press.

You can find him at http://www.seankennedybooks.com

 

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Book Review: The Ongoing Reformation of Micah Johnson (Get Out, #1) – Sean Kennedy

Micah JohnsonDate of Publication: April 7, 2016
Genre and Themes: LGBTQ Young Adult, Comedy, Sports, Bullying, Homophobia
Format: 190 pages, ebook
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
ISBN: 9781634765473
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Characters: Micah Johnson, Kyle Marks, Declan Tyler

I prayed for this to be as awesome as the Tigers and Devils series and the gods heard my chanting because this one is just fucking marvelous!

First, this one is separate from the Tigers and Devils series but I’d say that it’s in the same universe.

Is it stand-alone? In some way it is, but I think some readers would probably be a bit clueless about who Dec was and the story behind his character (obviously) if they have not read the Tigers and Devils series.

Micah Johnson is the runaway kid / football protégé of Declan Tyler from the last book (Tigers on the Run) of the Tigers and Devils series. Here, Micah is trying his best to ‘reform’ his attitude which dramatically changes after his spectacular ‘coming-out.’ It’s Micah Johnson against the world in his self-pitying opinion but he’s got to keep his opinion to himself if he wanted to get to his goal of getting drafted into the Australian Football League (AFL).

Second, fans of Dec and Simon (especially Dec) would love this one because he’s in here half the time.

Yay! I totally missed these guys! I loved seeing Dec working post-career as an AFL player! I loved what he’s doing for the future ‘gay’ players and especially loved how he’s very supportive with Micah! He’s going to be a great dad and I’d expect a baby in the (hopefully) next Tigers and Devils book!

Third, the genre is young adult so no-excessive ‘sex-ing’ here.

But hello!? We’re talking about Micah Johnson here so expect naughty stuff to come out of his potty mouth! Haha!

Fourth, you wanna see baby Simon? Well, Micah’s basically Simon who plays footy! Hah! You’d definitely loved Micah’s voice. You can feel the angst, his dry humor and his overall Simon-ism.

And the secondary characters aside from Dec: Micah’s parents, Emma, Alex, Jack, Will and even Boyd! Gawd! Perfection! There’s a unique voice in every character and I just totally adore Alex and Jack! Please, tell me Mister Kennedy that we’ll see more of them in the future! Please, please!

What an amazing, amazing story! I cannot wait for the follow-up! Hurry-up pleasssseee!!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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About The Author
Sean Kennedy was born in Melbourne, Australia, but currently lives in the second most isolated city in the world (although there still seems to be conjecture over whether it is actually number one). Living in such deprived circumstances can only affect his writing, which is published by Dreamspinner Press.

You can find him at http://www.seankennedybooks.com