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Publisher Description

“This book is epic.” —Cosmopolitan
“A hopeful and moving love story.” —Publishers Weekly

Fangirl meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this “sensitive and complex” (BCCB) coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren about two boys who fall in love in a writing class—one from a progressive family and the other from a conservative religious community.

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.

It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

Young Adult
September 12
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

NewestFan101 ,

Great Story!

Great story !

OdessaCrump ,

Amazing read!

Christina Lauren have created some of my favorite characters and storylines. I passed this book over because coming of age books aren’t always my favorite but THIS book was great. They did an amazing job with this story and setting.

TheAmazingCat527 ,

Brought Me to Tears

I’ve had this book on my shelf for about a year, but never wanted to read it. I picked it up last night, and was shocked at how much I loved it. Tanner and Sebastian’s love for each other was so wholesome, and it had such good moments representing how hard it is for someone to grow up in the LGBT community while being a Mormon. I cried four times, and it really took my breath away. If you’re looking for a book with the most adorable protagonists, a way to see how hard it is to grow up queer (and to then cry about it) or just want two characters to fall in love, then I would recommend to you this book. You won’t regret reading it.

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