Social Skills

  • by Sara Alva
  • Narrated by Andrew Eiden
  • 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Music is the only form of communication Connor Owens controls. No matter how badly he wishes to fit in, friendly banter and casual conversations have never been his thing. College is yet another social universe he has no clue how to navigate - until he meets Jared, a football player with chestnut eyes and a cocky grin that holds the power to shatter his self-imposed prison. Jared's attention opens Connor up to a new realm of emotional and physical intimacy. But as Connor's self-confidence grows, so does his fear that everything will fall apart. Because in this socially stratified world, how long can a relationship between an introverted violinist and a closeted football player really last?


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Customer Reviews

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Decent coming of age story

Any additional comments?

Do you ever feel sick to your stomach when reading a book? That's definitely what I felt while reading this book, and not because disturbing things happened in it but just because I hate it when there is so much miscommunication in a relationship that they begin to lose each other. This book is not about a relationship so much as Colin's journey of self-discovery, but the healing between both Colin and Jared is very drawn out, and I guess it just hit a little too close to home for me to enjoy the story.

I guess a lot of times I go to books looking for an escape into a fantasy world, and this was a little too real, too unsure, too painful for my taste. It was half about finding love, and half about growing up, and I sort of wish it had been just one or the other. I don't know what I wanted from this book but I've come away feeling a little empty.

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- Ren "There are 69 books in my library right now. I can never buy another book. :("

This is one amazing book!!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Social Skills to be better than the print version?

I experienced them at the same time. So, there really is no distinction for me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I am so in love with the character of Connor. In many ways, he's a dream guy. Makes me sad that he doesn't actually exist. :-(

What about Andrew Eiden’s performance did you like?

He did a pretty good job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt the entire spectrum of emotions on this one. I laughed. I cried. I fell in love. It wasn't nearly long enough for me, because I wanted so much more time to spend with Jared and Connor.

Any additional comments?

I have never wrote a review for an audiobook before, but this book moved me to get off my duff and write one. So, that should tell you something, right there!

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- T. Amburgey "The Media man"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2014
  • Publisher: Sara Alva