Quick Thoughts: “We Should Hang Out Sometime”

“We Should Hang Out Sometime” by Josh Sundquist

Genre: Young Adult/Adult Non-Fiction, Memoir

Goodreads

Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:

A bright, poignant, and deeply funny autobiographical account of coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor, from Josh Sundquist: Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star, and motivational speaker.

Josh Sundquist only ever had one girlfriend.
For twenty-three hours.
In eighth grade.

Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: What went wrong?

The results of Josh’s semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided “grand gesture” at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love–or at least a girlfriend–in all the wrong places. review

  • The story is pretty relateable. I think lacking in the relationship area is a more common problem than people realize.
  • It was interesting seeing the story from a guy’s perspective. I read a similar story from the female perspective last year: Never Have I Ever.
  • The idea behind the book is a good one. Who hasn’t wondered about what went wrong with that person? I just found it a bit creepy that he followed up on trying to find out what went wrong.
  • I did appreciate that Josh included his stalker story in the book. It was nice for him to acknowledge that his behavior was creepy.
  • I was disappointed in the lack of traits he gave his love interests. They were all hot and beautiful. That seemed to be the only reason he fell for them. I know he was a teenager but you need more than that in a relationship.
The bottom line? Cute…but a bit creepy.
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