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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Dumb Jock by Jeff Erno. This edition is no longer available. When Jeff Irwin is asked to tutor the town’s high school football hero, they find that their relationship proves more challenging than any tutoring session.

Paperbackpages. Published February 21st by Xlibris first published February Brett WillsonJeff Irwin.

Another Dumb Jock

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dumb Jockplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 14, Heather K dentist in my jetf time rated it did not like it Shelves: I really hated this book. It’s been awhile since I’ve stumbled across a book that gave me as strong of a gut reaction as this story. Every fiber of my being just said NO while I was listening to this one more on the audio aspect of the book later.

However, looking at my friends’ jefg, I seem to be in the vast minority. What am I missing here, folks??? What is odd is that on the surface, this book has many of the things that I like in my books. These elements take on a whole different light in the YA setting of this story. This book is about a 14 year old high school freshman and a 17 year old high school junior. The 14 year old, Jeff, is described pretty well.

He is a skinny, thin, geeky pre-pubescent boy who is unsure of himself and his sexuality. He has a very messed up home life, and he is fragile in many, many ways. Brett is a 17 year old post-pubescent young man, one with a pretty stable home life, popularity, and looks on his side.

While a three year age difference may not be a lot, when you have a person described as basically a boy being intimate with someone described as basically a man Combine that physical difference Jeff’s voice hasn’t even changed rumb in the story! Brett called Jeff “pup” and “sport” all the time, which felt nasty to me.


Puppy play with kids barely in their ernoo The whole kink vibe felt soooo verrrryyyy wroooonnnng. I would almost call it abusive, if I’m being honest. It wasn’t just the kinkiness or the power differences that bothered me, but also the characters themselves.

Jeff was a whiny, annoying doormat who gave Brett second chances followed by third and forth chances. He was extremely vulnerable and irritating, and I didn’t enjoy being in his head one bit.

Brett was just an ass. We didn’t get his POV, but I honestly didn’t understand him at all.

Appearances Matter (Dumb Jock, #3) by Jeff Erno

He was hot and cold, totally unreadable, and made no sense as a character. The absentee father, the beleaguered mother, the gay teacher, the bullies So done before, you know? To top it off, the plot was a rambling, disordered series of events that loosely could be considered a story arc. For me, it dragged on and on, and it lacked proper structure and editing.

But the kicker was the audiobook narration. Tommy O’Brien really phoned this one in with a stilted, wooden narration with no differentiation between the characters’ voices.

It made for a really difficult listening experience. I didn’t like this story, and I’ll hesitate to try another Jeff Erno book again. View all 39 comments. Oct 11, Nancy rated it really liked it Shelves: Brett Willson is popular, good-looking, a star football player, and a candidate for Homecoming King.

Unfortunately, he failed English twice and djmb he fails a third time, he will be removed from sports altogether. This is not just a story about the relationship between Brett and Jeff. Jeff has some self-worth issues and idolizes Brett a lot more than he deserves, but he is no jsff.

During his freshman year in high school, a number of harrowing events occur that would devastate those who are less resilient. Jeff grieves, copes, learns to be independent, and manages to go on with his life.

As Jeff gradually becomes a whole person, his eno with Brett becomes more balanced. I really jjock this sad, sweet, and touching story. Also reviewed at Hearts on Fire Reviews View all 5 comments.

If I ever decide to write a book, I know it will be YA. The recipe is already there, you just have to put it all in, mix it around, give it your own flavor, and voila! And as most YA books go, there are your stereotypical, over-the-top side characters that include religious zealots, a tough-guy coach who spews h If I ever decide to write a book, I know it will be YA.

I love the little guy. I cheer for the big guy. I feel happy when they fall in love. I hate the haters. And I love those that support them and help them find their way. And as far as those basics go, Dumb Jock does really well. Some school youth group called Campus Life. A random lesbian friend who gets kicked out of church. There was just A LOT to take in. And though some of these moments were really emotional and I cried…boy did I cry! Along with ALL of this, the writing was all over the place.


Lastly, the main MC was only 14 years old in this book. Look, I’m no prude and I’m not that naive to think teens that young are having sex. BUT, reading about it in a YA book at such a young age And, say it with me now All in all, the book was enjoyable. Not my favorite YA but not awful either.

Jul 11, DarienMoya rated it really liked it Shelves: I cannot fathom how hard it must have been to be a homosexual person, when you are surrounded by bigoted minds, and hateful words.

This story made me cry, and not the silent tears streaming down my face, but the headache induced tears that made my heart break. It was just a beautiful story of a young boy finding his place in the world through love, heartache an intense tragedy. Jeff Irwin is the boy you never see, he is small, studious and quiet, and at fourteen, that description can sound all kinds of hellish.

Well Jeff stays away from bigger crowds and keeps to his very small group of friends. His very small world becomes huge, when he is blackmailed into tutoring Brett Willson; secretly Jeff is excited because he worships Brett, and not that type of worship. They type where you nerdy Jeff wants to be like jock Brett.

There is a lot of preconceived notions between the two, Jeff was expecting a dumb insensitive jock and he gets the complete opposite, this is a little life lesson of never judge a book by its cover.

What begin’s is a genuine ,and a love that will test everything they have ever known. To say this relationship is not easy, when the very basis dmub what they are is degraded everyday. There is no way the star football player could jodk boys, but the small boy who seems effeminate is definitely gay. Just proves the type of close-minded world we live in. Their meetings and embraces happen behind closed doors, eumb their very friendship had to remain a secret.

With all this love, tragedy makes its way into their lives, and this is the reason why this story feels so very real. It is a pause between, this can happen, this does happen. The relationship between Brett and Jeff is very sweet. Their kisses and feeling towards each other feels like that of teenagers.