Summary

Music is the only form of communication Connor Owens controls. No matter how badly he wishes to fit in, friendly banter and casual conversations have never been his thing. College is yet another social universe he has no clue how to navigate - until he meets Jared, a football player with chestnut eyes and a cocky grin that holds the power to shatter his self-imposed prison. Jared's attention opens Connor up to a new realm of emotional and physical intimacy. But as Connor's self-confidence grows, so does his fear that everything will fall apart. Because in this socially stratified world, how long can a relationship between an introverted violinist and a closeted football player really last?
©2013 Sara Alva (P)2014 Sara Alva
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5 out of 5 stars
By jonos on 25-07-16

great story

Fallen in love with Connor brilliant description of social anxiety and how it feels. real

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5 out of 5 stars
By L review on 07-05-15

Social skills is beautiful.

The narration is excellent and the angst and shyness real,highly emotional.
A great coming out story.
More Sara Alva please.

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5 out of 5 stars
By T. Amburgey on 22-09-14

This is one amazing book!!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Social Skills to be better than the print version?

I experienced them at the same time. So, there really is no distinction for me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I am so in love with the character of Connor. In many ways, he's a dream guy. Makes me sad that he doesn't actually exist. :-(

What about Andrew Eiden’s performance did you like?

He did a pretty good job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt the entire spectrum of emotions on this one. I laughed. I cried. I fell in love. It wasn't nearly long enough for me, because I wanted so much more time to spend with Jared and Connor.

Any additional comments?

I have never wrote a review for an audiobook before, but this book moved me to get off my duff and write one. So, that should tell you something, right there!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By T.H.A.E on 16-09-14

Sad, Sweet, and a little Saucy!!

This was such a sweet story! I fell in love with Connor right away, I've often felt the pang of watching life from the outside too, and the self hatred and humiliation of shyness is an all too familiar feeling for me. When Jared steps onto the scene, I didn't know how I felt about him, until he started to show Connor his true self. A self that's so hidden from the world it makes Connor seem more like the brave one! I was very happy that Social Skills did not follow the usual formula of most romantic titles, the writing is so good, and the characters so real! I love Andrew Eiden as a narrator and I thought he did a great job with bringing the whole cast of characters to life, but especially Connor and Jared. Great listen!

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