October 2018, Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 304 pp
A fluffy romantic comedy that plays with the friends-to-lovers and second-chance tropes featuring diverse LBGTQ+ teens from National Book Award winning author Kacen Callender.
Nathan Bird is a film buff, but he’s a firm disbeliever in real-life happy endings. Still reeling from the death of his father and the recent demise of his relationship with his best friend Florence, he doesn’t always make the best choices and certainly not any that would paint him as a hero. But when his old childhood friend (and former crush) Oliver moves back into town, he’s faced with another chance to self-sabotage, or maybe instead, he’ll realize that sometimes when you fall in love, someone might catch you.
KIRKUS – “…a delightful cast of teenage characters who feel so authentic that readers will be scanning their school cafeterias for them. The author has a talent for capturing the earnest-yet-awkward cadence of teenspeak, and they explore the humor and pathos of adolescent relationships in a way that demonstrates a deep respect for the teen audience… A delightful testimony to the enduring power of love.”
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