'One of the most adorable, big-hearted, charming books in existence' - Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Everyone at Fairvale Academy knows Bryson Keller, the super-hot soccer captain who doesn't believe in high-school relationships. They also know about the dare Bryson accepted - each week he has to date the first person who asks him out.
A single school week is all anyone gets. There have been no exceptions to this. None.
Until me, that is.
Because brilliant Bryson Keller forgot one thing. He never said it could only be girls . . .
To All The Boys I've Loved Before meets Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this irresistible LGBTQ+ rom com perfect for fans of Red, White and Royal Blue.
'An adorable featherlight romance' - Guardian
Handsome, athletic senior Bryson Keller, who is white, is the king of Fairvale Academy, while classmate Kai Sheridan gets invited to parties only as his popular friends' plus-one. Kai is gay, closeted, and lonely, but he avoids coming out; he already stands out because he's biracial (his American mother is white, his South African father is "mixed race"), and he's reluctant to be reduced to "the gay one," too. Still, there's a dare on that says Bryson has to date, for a week, whomever asks him each Monday, so when Bryson indirectly causes Kai to get detention, Kai impulsively asks Bryson out. Broad-minded and friendly, Bryson agrees to go out with Kai and keep his secret, but by Wednesday, Kai can't stop thinking that maybe Bryson is gay, too. And if having a fake boyfriend is this good, what would having a real one be like? Debut author van Whye uses the dare to set up a book filled with good-natured sweetness: even when bad things happen (Bryson's jock friends are homophobes, Kai's parents struggle with his news), the boys' growing affection and trust, and the support they receive from Kai's little sister and Bryson's family, are heartwarming. Ages 14 up.
Such a great book, can’t believe I’ve finished in one day haha. Loved it!
I loved this so much!! The abundance of sweet and adorable moments to the heartbreaking parts, this story has been an absolute pleasure to read. As a member of the queer community growing up in a Christian family myself, Kai’s experiences really hit home for me.
A beautiful read.
Loved every page!!!