Hold My Hand

Hold My Hand

Alek Khederian thinks about his life B.E. and A.E.: Before Ethan and After Ethan. Before Ethan, Alek was just an average Armenian-American kid with a mess of curly dark hair, grades not nearly good enough for his parents, and no idea of who he was or what he wanted. After he got together with Ethan, Alek was a new man. Stylish. Confident. (And even if he wasn?t quite march Alek Khederian thinks about his life B.E. and A.E.: Before Ethan and After Ethan. Before Ethan, Alek was just an averag...

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Title:Hold My Hand
Author:Michael Barakiva
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Genres:LGBT
ISBN:Hold My Hand
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Hold My Hand Reviews

  • Ryan
    Apr 11, 2019
    ?Hold My Hand? by Michael Barakiva ? The sequel to the gay YA book ?One Man Guy? continues the story of Alek and Ethan as they approach their six month anniversary. Between Thanksgiving and Armenian Christmas, the couple?s relationship becomes strained when some truths ar...
  • Racheal
    Dec 17, 2018
    I loved One Man Guy SO MUCH, but the cheating plot for this is an absolute no-go for me. ...
  • Barbara
    Jul 05, 2019
    I'm sorry that some readers and reviewers were bothered by the truths in this novel, a follow-up to the well-loved One Man Guy. But the fact of the matter is that even in the best of relationships, there is honesty, and often the members of a couple are tempted or fall into temptation ...
  • Rebecca
    Jul 23, 2019
    Alek, who is fifteen, has a lot in his life to love. He loves his Armenian-American family, their wonderful food, and he really loves kissing his boyfriend Ethan. They've been together for a long time now, and Alek can still hardly believe that the uber-cool Ethan loves him. They've go...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Mar 29, 2019
    E ARC from Edelweiss Love, love, love Alek and his Armenian family (the Thanksgiving scene was brilliant and made me laugh!), and need more books about boys having romances with other boys, but this book is DEFINITELY more YA. When I look at any book that involves a romance, I w...
  • Joy (joyous reads)
    Oct 24, 2019
    A cardinal sin was committed by one of the characters here. And not in the sense that it would derive smiting from the Lord above. I meant a cardinal sin against what I truly hold holy in my reading life: (view spoiler)[ Ethan cheated on Alek, and somehow managed to be somewhat forgive...
  • Is
    Oct 09, 2018
    Yeah........ This was not good. Like why? Who asked for this? Listen, I absolutely loved One Man Guy. Five stars and all. WHY, oh why, would you follow it up with this? By now, we all know that Alek and Ethan are the characters of this story, but who asked for this? I m...
  • Liza
    Apr 14, 2019
    This book is so much more than just a high school romance. Alek and Ethan have already made it past their awkward stage and gotten together, but that was just the first obstacle in their uphill battle of a relationship. I love the realness of their portrayal and that nothing is sugar c...
  • Mehsi
    May 15, 2019
    I received this book from the publisher/tour host in exchange of an honest review. My excitement was through the roof when I found out about this book. A sequel to one of my favourite books? Yes, so much yes! Then came a tour invitation for this book and I was crossing my fingers to...
  • Ryan
    Jun 12, 2019
    So many emotions ran through me while was reading this book. Initially we are out to find the perfect romance that will leave us with warm fuzzies and a happily ever after feeling. However this book challenges us to consider what makes a good relationship. Love is a battlefield, and st...
  • Mike Urbina
    Jan 27, 2017
    One man guy is very likely going to be the best thing I'll read this year. I WILL read absolutely everything written by Michael Barakiva, EXCEPT for anything centered on the main characters from One man guy. That book is a fragile, perfect little world. It needs nothing else. ...
  • Alex
    Jun 16, 2019
    Why, though? ...
  • Candyinmyheels
    Aug 13, 2019
    Beautifully written. Love the story. I hope to see more from this talented novelist! ...
  • Helen
    Aug 14, 2019
    This book is amazing and so needed. I respect other people?s opinions but wish folx would still pic it up and read it for themselves. If it?s not for you- Fine. Not all books are! But it may be the very thing someone else needs to read. It was for me, and I?m beyond grateful for ...
  • Giovanna Brondo
    Nov 03, 2015
    I'm incredibly excited for this! Why until 2017??? :( and why does one of the cheat??? Oh god I'm excited ...
  • Angela Nuñez
    Jan 13, 2016
    I hate this book. Not only did it ruin one man guy, but as a stand-alone is terrible. I hate the actions and words from everyone, specially Becky, I can?t stand her. The only redeeming qualities are Nik because #characterdevelopment and learning about Amenian culture, but aside fro...
  • haley
    Jan 19, 2019
    I went through an emotional rollercoaster in the span of a few minutes after finding out about this. Listen, I just read and enjoyed One Man Guy. And I love Alek as a character so for a moment I was so hyped to see a sequel. But then I found out the plot centers (spoiler!!!) ar...
  • Forever Young Adult
    May 25, 2019
    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: Hands Where I Can See Them Drinking Buddy: My First Drink Testosterone Level: Health Class Talky Talk: And That is Why You Fail Bonus Factors: The Armenian Orthodox Church, My Best Friends Boyfriend Bromance Status: College Ex Read the full book r...
  • ReadingwithAmy
    May 18, 2019
    This Arc was very kindly provided by RainCoast books in exchange for a review? 3.75/5 stars! So this book shocked me...in a really good way! Going into this book I was extremely hesitant as it deals with a subject I really dislike reading (cheating) and I knew this book coul...
  • Michael Barakiva
    Oct 29, 2018
    I want to thank everyone who wrote, tweeted, pinged, PMed or reached out to me in any other way to tell me about what One Man Guy meant to them. Although Hold My Hand is a stand-alone sequel, and it is meant to be enjoyed entirely on its own, it was the response of the readers of OMG t...
  • Inkish Kingdoms
    Apr 30, 2019
    In an agonizing prelude of the inevitable, Michael Barakiva takes us into the love adventures of two teenagers. Heart wrenching but optimistic, a story that overcomes the impossibility of forgiveness even in the most extreme cases. This sequel conserves the essence of the first book...
  • Grace M
    May 25, 2019
    It?s the kind-of sequel we got... and didn?t particularly need, but it?s the thought that counts, right? (Boy, I hate writing reviews for books whose authors I?ve met. It feels kind of mean, but... if you?re on here, then you?ve opened the box and that?s your fault. Sor...
  • Maureen Lubitz
    May 17, 2019
    I came across Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva when I was browsing Netgalley, and the blurb piqued my interest. My request was accepted, and so I added the book to my reading queue. Alek is an Armenian-American high school student. He has been dating Ethan for almost six months. Th...
  • William McGinn
    Jun 30, 2019
    4/4 A+ Alek Khederian and Ethan Novick - are they a cutesy teenage couple, or perhaps the best love story in the history of literature? Kissing Ethan. Kissing Ethan rocked. That?s the introduction of this book. The sequel to One Man Guy where I recently did an updated review,...
  • V.S. Santoni
    Jun 13, 2019
    Michael Barakiva is an amazing writer who greatly inspires me. Some people may not like what comes after the happy ending, but we all know how real life plays out, and sometimes things are a lot more complicated than forgive/don't forgive, especially when it comes to love. The subject ...
  • Bash the Fash
    Jun 13, 2019
    I?m not a huge fan of cheating storylines but I?m a huge fan of these two boys. I felt that Ethan?s cheating was sad, but these are teenagers. I remember being a teenager. We?d date, break up, get back together again, rinse repeat. Those decisions were both internal and influen...
  • Hayden
    Oct 28, 2019
    Okay, so. I kinda have a love/hate thing for this book. The beginning? I was super into it. The middle? Into it. the end? Didn't super care about it, for whatever reason. The last page was actually cute so I'll give it that. Things I liked: the relationship-y bits; the part about A...
  • Maddie☾✶
    Jul 15, 2019
    ? - Hold my hand by Micheal Barakiva 3 stars As you can tell by my rating this wasn?t my favorite book which is disappointing but there were some very special topics I did enjoy. This is the continued story of Alek Khedarian a gay Armenian-American teen trying to navigate his ...
  • Marina L.
    Jul 05, 2019
    I honestly don't feel comfortable writing negative reviews, but this time, since this series of books was a recommendation of one of my teenage students, I felt morally obligated to. First of all, I enjoyed One Man Guy immensely. I really did. The pace was great, it was a lighthearte...
  • Tilly Garnett
    Aug 12, 2019
    Great book! This may be a sequel, but works very well as a 'stand alone'. There are so many themes that I wish had been available in this form when I was younger. I have already gifted this book to several young people that needed to see that they aren't the only ones going through the...