Swoony Boy Alert! Joe Fontaine (The Sky Is Everywhere)

WELCOME BACK!! It’s time for another Swoony Boy Alert. First, some Joe Fontaine swoon. . .


Can we tell you how much we’ve missed these posts? And you, of course! *smothers* So what are Swoony Boy Posts? SBA’s are random and often incoherent posts in which we, and you, YES YOU, awesome reader, gather around a glass of something pink and sparkly and talk all about our favorite male characters in fiction. They can be old favorites, or boys we’re meeting for the first time.

Some of you may already know this one, Lo did a Swoony Rec for THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE, by Jandy Nelson, a few months ago. But if you’re like me . . . you’re a bit late to this party.

I give you, Joe Fontaine.

     Even in the stun of my grief, my eyes roam from the black boots, up the miles of legs covered in denim, over the endless torso, and finally settle on a face so animated I wonder if I’ve interrupted a conversation between him and my music stand.

     “Hi,” he says, and jumps up. He’s treetop tall.

Now most of you know that the cocky douchebag manwhore is sort of my kryptonite. I’m not proud of it, but it’s true. Then how did I fall so hard for perfect sweet Joe? I’ll tell you why… BAT BAT BAT. I finally get it!!

     This guy looks unabashedly jack-o-lantern happy, which couldn’t be more foreign to the sullen demeanor most of us strove to perfect. He has scores of messy brown curls that flop every which way and eyelashes so spider-leg long and thick that when he blinks he looks like he’s batting his bright green eyes right at you. 

Word, Frodo. WORD.

     “You’re going to love where I’m taking you, I promise.”

     “I’m going to love it if you take off all your clothes there, I promise, or at least some of them, maybe even just a sock.”

I love this boy so hard. He’s just so sweet and smiley and genuinely wants to make Lennie happy again. Also, he nicknames her John Lennon.  HOW CUTE IS THAT?  This book also has one of my favorite convo’s EVER in YA. I won’t give away all the utter awesomeness, but I’ll give you a little hint…

     “John Lennon, can I ask you something?”

     “Uh-oh, whenever people say that, something scary comes next.”

     “Are you a virgin?”

AND THAT’S ALL YOU’RE GETTING FROM ME. Read this one. Now. Please? Don’t have a copy? Well let us give you one!! Leave a comment and Joe Fontaine is yours! And if you’ve read? Tell us and let’s swoon together!