Dress Codes for Small Towns

Dress Codes for Small Towns

Courtney C. Stevens / Aug 21, 2019

Dress Codes for Small Towns As the tomboy daughter of the town s preacher Billie McCaffrey has always struggled with fitting the mold of what everyone says she should be She d rather wear sweats build furniture and get into t

  • Title: Dress Codes for Small Towns
  • Author: Courtney C. Stevens
  • ISBN: 9780062398536
  • Page: 473
  • Format: ebook
  • As the tomboy daughter of the town s preacher, Billie McCaffrey has always struggled with fitting the mold of what everyone says she should be She d rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid group of friends Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee.But when Janie Lee confesses to Billie that she s in love with Woods, Billie s filled with aAs the tomboy daughter of the town s preacher, Billie McCaffrey has always struggled with fitting the mold of what everyone says she should be She d rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid group of friends Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee.But when Janie Lee confesses to Billie that she s in love with Woods, Billie s filled with a nagging sadness as she realizes that she is also in love with Woods and maybe with Janie Lee, too.Always considered one of the guys, Billie doesn t want anyone slapping a label on her sexuality before she can understand it herself So she keeps her conflicting feelings to herself, for fear of ruining the group dynamic Except it s not just about keeping the peace, it s about understanding love on her terms this thing that has always been defined as a boy and a girl falling in love and living happily ever after For Billie a box defying dynamo it s not that simple.Readers will be drawn to Billie as she comes to terms with the gray areas of love, gender, and friendship, in this John Hughes esque exploration of sexual fluidity.

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    1. NOW AVAILABLE!!Otters Holt by night was all ghost, no townis is a goofy and sweet book with commendable intentions and an appealingly big-hearted energy. what makes it stand out from most YA offerings is that it is set in a small christian town in kentucky and features a central character whose bisexual explorations coexist with her religious beliefs. this is ultra-refreshing to me. not that i hail from a particularly bible-thumping region - i was raised roman catholic, confirmed and everything, [...]


    2. I wish more books were written about friendship, especially a group of friends. I absolutely live for those types of stories, and this was a great one. Such amazing, loveable characters. I loved every member of the Hexagon, and would totally join their crew if they let me.


    3. This. Book.Wow.I would first like to adress that I have seen many readers say Billie (the main character) is genderfluid. She is not. She /is/ a tomboy. She /is/ questioning her sexuality. She /is/ traditionally masculine in actions and dress. She /is/ questioning her gender, however, she identifies as female. Courtney Stevens has me convinced that she knows all the secrets to the universe. Something about this book is completely indescribable. There’s a quote in here that goes: “I kiss the [...]



    4. (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)“I am dressed as a boy, I have kissed a girl, I have met people outside my usual web. No one cares. I am hidden. I am perfectly transparent.This is it. This is living.”This was a YA contemporary story about a girl who wasn’t sure about her sexuality.Billie was an okay character but I found it quite difficult to really connect with her, I’m not sure why this was, but it took me a long while to warm u [...]


    5. Release date: August 29th, 2017 There were some beautiful themes and moments in this book, but I think the writing style wasn't for me. It was just a bit too slow and melancholy for me to enjoy. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, though, and I do think a lot of people will enjoy this book!Billie is the daughter of a pastor in a very small town in Kentucky. She learns what love, sexuality, and gender mean to her throughout the story as she hangs out with her group of guy friends. The small town [...]


    6. "The year I was seventeen, I had five best friends—a Pixie, a president, a pretender, a puker, and a douchebag—and I was in love with all of them for different reasons."Dress Codes for Small Towns is like Starbucks's Unicorn Frappuccino. You like the idea of it. You think it looks sleek and colorful in those retouched Facebook ads or through an Instagram filter, but it just isn't good. A lot of other people like it. It's just you.The concept is unique and diverse. Billie is a gender-fluid te [...]


    7. If you’re a fan of John Green’s bestselling books Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns (and, well, his writing style in general), or any of Jenny Han’s novels, you’re going to want to read this book I’m going to tell you about. Although I personally didn’t enjoy it (yep, not a Green/Han fan here), there were things about it that I know will definitely appeal to lots of readers. Plus, it has some gorgeous themes that people of all ages should be more open-minded about.There’s nothing [...]


    8. It was surprising how much I loved this book. When I first saw Dress Codes for Small Towns I thought it was a coming out novel, and though I'm not keen on them, I read it anyways. It is not a coming out novel - it's a novel of exploration - sexuality and gender and identity and how complicated feelings can be and it is written in a way that is absolutely beautiful. It isn't a romance; it's a study of characters, of the small town Billie lives in, and of Billie's friends. The town of Otter's Holt [...]


    9. Dress Codes for Small Towns is, more than anything, a story about friendship.This book follows Billie, tomboy daughter of the town's preacher, and her group of friends, called "the Hexagon".The year I was seventeen, I had five best friends—a Pixie, a president, a pretender, a puker, and a douchebag—and I was in love with all of them for different reasons.It's also a story about figuring yourself out when you live in a misogynistic, homophobic town. It's a book that captures perfectly what it [...]


    10. This book has such big heart. Thank you, Rosemary, for sending me a copy, for getting how much I love Courtney's books. How she is an auto-buy author for me because all of her books are delicately written about brave girls. Billie McCafferty is a brave girl, indeed. In her small town, she is the preacher's daughter, but not the typical one. Instead she is more tomboyish and hangs out with a crew of boys and one girl she calls the Lost Boys, and their friendship as a whole is called the Hexagon. [...]


    11. This books is so so so SO special.It's now been a month since I've read this book and I still haven't found any proper words for it.I love this so much because this felt like a big blanket that I could just snuggle up in. The writing style is just so beautiful and mellow.This book talked about so many things, friendship, love, sexual fluidity, gender fluidity, faith and so much more and all of it resonated with me. This book touched me so much, made me emotional and it was a very "personal" expe [...]


    12. DNF at page 30Once again i!! Was!! Enjoying!! This!! But i've been in such a stupid fucking slump lately & i want to stop reading so many books at once, & i just wasn't really reading this one in the first place tbh. Will try this again though!----um what hOW THE HELL DID I NOT KNOW THIS WAS GONNA BE A THING UNTIL NOW, TEN DAYS BEFORE ITS RELEASE?! GODDAMMIT I PRACTICALLY JUST POSTED MY ANTICIPATED AUGUST RELEASES BUT NOW I FIND OUT ABOUT THIS BEAUTY?! WHATEVER AT LEAST ITS GONNA EXIST** [...]


    13. Ooph. This is a tough one to review. It left me with a bit of a reading 'hangover'. The concept is near and dear to my heart. Tensions between friendship and love. People trying to express themselves and explore desire in a world that forces them into little identity boxes that can't hold the complexity and/or simplicity of who they are and who they love. And it's nice that the protagonist has a close-knit group of quirky friends who stick by her--that they all stick together through tough times [...]


    14. This was honestly like a warm hug, I adored this.I will say when I first started, I wasn't sure what to think of it at all. The style was a little bit odd, but as I got about 15-20% into it, I was INTO IT. Billie was a great narrator and I adored her and her dealing with her questions about her sexuality, gender, friendships, romantic relationships. I LOVED LOVED LOVED her relationships with Davey and Janie Lee in particular, but everyone in the Hexagon (what they call their friend group of six [...]


    15. There was one reason I chose to pick up this book - it was written by Courtney C. Stevens. I have been hugely impressed with her books so far, I love sharing them with our readers and our readers love reading her books. Dress Codes For Small Towns is a magnificent book. It is so heartfelt, honest, and true to itself, just like its main character. And Billie truly is the star of this show. It is her story and she won over my heart almost instantly. Billie McCaffrey is the preacher's daughter in a [...]


    16. Everyone has their book. The book that touches a piece of their soul and a part of them wonders if the author somehow knows the interworkings of their life and their innermost thoughts. This is that book for me. full RTC (in the morning, after I've stopping clutching this book for dear life)Update: My full review can be found on my blog here, but TLDR: this is one of my favorite books so far this year, one of the side characters is demisexual, the collision of faith and being queer is so well do [...]


    17. Actual rating: 1.5 out of 5 starsAnnouncer: Welcome to Another Unpopular Opinion! Here's your host, Luke Reynolds!*audience mostly claps and cheers, some boo*Luke: Thank you, thank you! I know some of you are pretty much sick of hearing people gripe about books they didn't like, but others seem to love it for some reason. Well, after Salt to the Sea and Eliza and Her Monsters before it, today I'd like to talk about the newest book from Courtney Stevens, formerly known with her middle name initia [...]



    18. I received an ARC of this title from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.I'm not sure how to talk about this book coherently. For starters, it was the best YA book I've read this year. In ways it reminded me of (On the) Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, in that it was about a group of friends and their relationship with each other and the town they live in. Billie and the rest of the Hexagon are so full of heart; I hope Stevens writes another story featuring them, although I also underst [...]


    19. This book is so different from what I'm used to reading with YA, but in an interesting and good way. I'm so happy that books like this exist today, even though it's always a little bittersweet on a personal level, as I end up wondering what would have happened if a teenaged or early twenties version of myself got to read something like it. As pointless as it is, I can't help wondering. That said, this was very lovely. Although the book looks at romance and can be very romantic, it's not a romanc [...]


    20. “Perhaps I’ve been alive seventeen years. Perhaps three hundred. On a day like today, age is irrelevant: existence is infinite.”This story is about Billie, daughter of the town’s preacher, the girl who set the church on fire, the girl who makes furniture out of newspaper, the girl who is ready to take the fall for her friends, who is ready to hide her feelings to save her group, the hexagon. They call themselves as a hexagon “on the account that sixsome sounds kinky and stupid”.Stron [...]


    21. Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.Billie McCaffrey is the tomboy daughter of the town preacher. She finds it difficult to fit the mold of what a preacher's daughter should be, and she feels like she is forever disappointing her father. She would much rather be building furniture, wearing sweats, and hanging out with her group of friends: Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee. But when Janie Lee confesses to Billie that's she's in love with Woods, Billie find [...]


    22. Billie is just Billie. She doesn't put on a mask for her friends, for her family or the town. She has a group of really close friends and they help her survive being the daughter of the local preacher. But Billy and her friends like to live life a little on the wild side and the night of the youth group lock-in they accidentally cause a fire. The fire damages the youth group room and exposes Billy to scrutiny from the town. Now that Billy is no longer under the radar, the town is not quite sure [...]


    23. *4.5* Have you ever read a book that's truly managed to surprise you? A book that you went into thinking okay I'll probably like this but ended up absolutely loving it - so much so in fact that you now have a new favorite character? That's how Courtney Stevens' Dress Codes for Small Towns was for me. When I first started it, I wasn't sure if I was going to love it or hate it - it was different from my usual read but there was something that drew me to it. As it turns out, the more I read and the [...]


    24. You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5*There were some things I really enjoyed about this one, a couple of things I didn't, and one thing that just kind of needs a mention, though it's neither good nor bad.The Good:Billie and her friends were wonderful. They were so very real, and I enjoyed their interactions enormously. They felt like such authentic characters, flawed, yet caring. They fought like normal people, they en [...]


    25. "Most people want puddles to splash around in; Thom wants souls where scuba diving is encouraged" This book slowly made it's way around and became hyped for different reasons. From what I heard, it was a story about a group of friends and a protagonist that experiences the troubles of gender and sexual identity. I believe this is the best representation of realistic male-female friendships. It wasn't overly sexual on the guy's end and overly tomboyish on the other. It was realistic? And for me, [...]


    26. I've read a lot of good books lately and it has just made life a little bit easier. Have you ever felt like a book landed in your lap while the whole world was going a little crazy that you just needed at the moment? That is kind of what I feel about this book.Bellie is a girl who doesn't really know how to be a girl, a daughter of a preacher in small town Kentucky, and steeped in her faith while being totally confused about her sexuality. She's engaging and so easy to read and follow, she makes [...]


    27. "Labeling and limiting something as big as us feels somewhat impossible." Se eu fosse avaliar esse livro me baseando no plot e nos eventos que aconteceram ao decorrer do livro, provavelmente seriam apenas três estrelas. O livro é lento e o plot é bem normal. Mas o que me prendeu a esse livro não foi o plot ou eventos que aceleraram meu coração. O que me prendeu foram os pesonagens, todos tão únicos e reais que me fizeram querer ser amigo de todos, querer fazer parte do Hexagon. E a ambie [...]


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