The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me

The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me

Seventeen-year-old Lacey Burke is the last person on the planet who should be doling out sex advice. For starters, she?s never even kissed anyone, and she hates breaking the rules. Up until now, she's been a straight-A music geek that no one even notices. All she cares about is jamming out with her best friends, Theo and Evita. But then everything changes. When Lacey sees fi Seventeen-year-old Lacey Burke is the last person on the planet who should be doling out sex advice. For starte...

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Title:The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me
Author:Olivia Hinebaugh
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:125019265X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me Reviews

  • dearlittledeer
    Oct 06, 2018
    Liked how the MC and her friends were all musicians (their band is super cute) and the sex positivity. Didn't believe a high schooler would be allowed to stand in as a doula. Overall, just okay. ...
  • Christina
    Sep 13, 2017
    I read an early draft of this one and I'm so excited that it will be available for everyone very soon. This is the kind of fresh and timely book that is needed out in the wild. It's sex-positive, features characters full of authentic flaws and strengths, and shows the power of friendsh...
  • Sacha
    May 05, 2019
    3.75 There is some excellent messaging in this novel, but there are aspects of it that feel repetitive and too juvenile for the context. ...
  • Thamy
    Jan 09, 2019
    Lacey has been taught well about birds and bees, to a point she's been giving office hours to solve doubts about sex from her classmates due to a failing sex-ed curriculum. Except, she's never even kissed yet. Okay, the sex safety advices were good and the story was interesting. To ...
  • Nasty Lady MJ
    Jan 21, 2019
    To see full review click here. I just realize this is the first book I?m reviewing for 2019. That?s not a good omen considering that I hated this book. To be fair, as a safe sex manual and an introduction to intersectionality it didn?t outright suck, but as an actual book. ...
  • Katy Upperman
    Jan 30, 2019
    Guys, this is the sex-positive, music-infused, friendship-focused, gloriously feminist debut you've been waiting for. It's so wonderfully frank in its discussion of sexual health and consent, yet it never feels heavy handed. Main character Lacey and her group of friends (and her mom!) ...
  • Michelle
    Dec 30, 2018
    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me is a young adult contemporary novel by Olivia Hinebaugh. There were a few things I didn't love about this novel, but overall I thought it was still a good read. The good ...
  • Pat
    Jan 22, 2019
    Let teens be teens! Edit: I thought maybe I should add something lol okay, so the teens in the book are being teensy. I like it cause this is set in high school after all. They can be immature, make wromg decisions, say the wrong things, be awkward. But teens are teens. I like h...
  • Mikayla Tewksbury
    Mar 11, 2019
    This book entirely blew me away and is already a contender for my favorite book of 2019. This book discusses powerful topics of sexuality, feminism, gender identity, and so much more. The diversity is absolutely outstanding and the characters are lovable as heck. Please read this book....
  • Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
    Jan 19, 2019
    Lacey Burke is a senior in high school. She plays the viola and is in a band with her best friends Theo and Evita. When her high school takes an abstinence approach to sex education, it's too much for her to handle. She feels her classmates should be educated about options they have wh...
  • Julie
    Jan 13, 2019
    The premise of The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me is sure to be highly intriguing to its intended young adult audience. While tackling the topics of safe sex and acceptance, author Hinebaugh provides young readers with an interesting coming of age story. The story follows Evita, Th...
  • Rachel Solomon
    Oct 26, 2018
    Official blurb: "I've been waiting for a long time for a YA like this! Olivia Hinebaugh's debut is bold, bright, and refreshingly sex positive, with an authentic voice that wouldn't let me go. This is the book I needed at sixteen." ...
  • cate
    Apr 21, 2019
    the three stars are for evita and evita only. this book had good intentions, but it felt like i was reading the pamphlets they hand you at the nurse's office (or even emma's pamphlets from glee) instead of reading an actual teenager speak. ...
  • USOM
    Dec 17, 2018
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I'm not sure if there's something in The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me that I didn't love. I adored Lacey's feminist mother, Lacey's passion for helping her fellow...
  • Christy
    Oct 26, 2018
    4 stars! The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me is an important book for teens. It?s something I wish would have been out when I was that age. I could relate to Lacey Burke in a lot of ways. Lacey is a high school student who notices something is wrong with her senior healt...
  • Candyce Kirk
    Jan 18, 2019
    This book surprised me in such a positive way. I don't think I've ever read such a sex positive book. The Birds, The Bees and You and Me is very diverse and tells us it's okay to love who you love and be who you are. Lacey grew up with her single mother who's always been very open a...
  • Randi
    Feb 02, 2019
    I appreciated the message it was going for, but the safe sex information is overbearing and shoved into the book so much and so unnaturally that the book is awkward to read. It reads more like an extended brochure on the topic than as an actual book, and there is so little plot and cha...
  • Prerna Pickett
    Sep 10, 2018
    A sex positive book that tells it like it is with a dash of unrequited love? Yes, please. This book has a little bit of everything, but what I loved the most was how Olivia Hinebaugh covered so much ground in so little time without being preachy! I loved the dynamic friendship between ...
  • Shirley Cuypers
    Dec 22, 2018
    This book was provided by the publisher through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Swoon Reads and Xpresso Book Tours! The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me is an important Young Adult and Contemporary book for young adults. I wish I had a book like this wh...
  • Amanda B
    Mar 27, 2019
    This new release had me hooked from the cover. Then I read what it was about. After that, I found out that the author was going to be at the NoVaTeen Book Festival that I?m going to (or probably have already been to by the time this review posts.) I wish this book had been available...
  • Katherine Locke
    Sep 13, 2017
    I read an early draft of this book as a beta reader, and I fell head over heels for this book. It's a smart, sex-positive, health-conscious book about trying to do the right thing, getting in over our heads, and finding our way out. I am absolutely thrilled this will be a book on the s...
  • Michelle (Firstbooklove)
    Dec 10, 2018
    (I received a free eARC from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own) Book review: The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh (3.5 stars) The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh Genre:...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Dec 26, 2018
    This book is a bunch of different things. It's a story of friendship and first love, as well as a tale of taking a stand and coming-of-age, and I pretty much loved it all. Lacey followed the rules and tried to fly under the radar. She was known to accept the circumstances and go wit...
  • Laurie Flynn
    Sep 18, 2018
    Be still, my heart! The sex-positive YA I've been waiting for. I was lucky enough to read this debut early, and I can't think of enough words to describe how much I adored it. Olivia Hinebaugh writes with authority and grace, and delves into so many different aspects of sex and sexual ...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    May 12, 2019
    The strongest of 4 stars. "Demonizing and stigmatizing sex prevents everyone from getting information on safer sex." Lacey, Evita, and Theo are just the actual best, honestly, friend group goals. This book is so crazy sex positive, so inclusive and diverse, and reads like a fun s...
  • Kate Avery
    Jan 25, 2019
    I don?t actually know where to begin with this review but goodness I loved this book! I think I?m about to say what a lot of people will say but I wish there was a book like this when I was a teenager, I mean my school promoted safe sex but there was still an element of stigma a...
  • Rebecca June
    Feb 01, 2019
    "demonizing and stigmatizing sex prevents everyone from getting information on safer sex" (chapter 1). This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books. Thank you Olivia Hinebaugh, Swoon Reads, and Xpresso Book Tours for a free eARC of The Birds, the Bees, and You ...
  • kory.
    Feb 18, 2019
    For a little bit in the beginning, I thought I wasn't going to like this. I couldn't tell you what it was that made me feel like that, but I'm glad that wasn't the case. There's a lot of important information in this book about sex and related things, a really endearing friend group, a...
  • Divine Anas
    Dec 26, 2018
    This is the first YA Contemporary book that I've seen that wants to tackle sex-ed bluntly without any euphemisms. I think this has quite an important message, and for someone like me living in a country where sex education is a taboo, premarital pregnancy is rampant in ages 12-up, and ...
  • Andrew Greenlaw-Houldsworth
    Jun 01, 2019
    This is a really fantastic book! Hinebaugh provides an engaging story complete with fully realized characters you can root for, all on the backdrop of sex ed and consent culture. Any teen who reads this book will most likely improve their sex education, and be able to make better, safe...