A sweet contemporary romance about a boy who falls in love with his best friend and the girls who help them get together.
Jamie Peterson has a problem: Even though he tries to keep his feelings to himself, everyone seems to know how he feels about Mason, and the girls in his art class are determined to help them get together. Telling the truth could ruin Jamie and Mason’s friendship, but it could also mean a chance at happiness. Falling in love is easy, except when it’s not, and Jamie must decide if coming clean to Mason is worth facing his worst fear.
In Fan Art, Sarah Tregay, the author of the romantic Love and Leftovers, explores the joys and pains of friendship, of pressing boundaries, and how facing our fears can sometimes lead us to what we want most. Fan Art is perfect for fans of contemporary romances as well as novels like Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan and Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg.
A high school literary magazine becomes the vehicle for a number of awakenings in Tregay's (Love and Leftovers) tender coming-of-age-and-coming-out story. Narrator Jamie has been open about his sexuality to his parents since ninth grade but, fearing rejection, he heads toward graduation still closeted from his best friend, Mason, with whom he is falling in love. Though Jamie isn't the rebellious type, when the literary magazine's board tries to avoid controversy by rejecting a lesbian student's comic (illustrated by DeJesus and not seen by PW) depicting love between two boys, Jamie's righteous indignation propels him to take unorthodox steps to address their prejudice. Poems by classmates, some anonymous, appear between chapters, providing poignant insight into supporting characters' inner lives. Suspense builds as Jamie's fear blinds him to signals readers will likely discern. The school's factions are refreshingly nuanced, not stereotyped; a lack of understanding does not equate with meanness. The fact that even with supportive adults, encouraging friends, and a gay-straight alliance, coming out can be a daunting prospect will make this story resonate with readers. Ages 13 up.
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I fell in love with this book! It really brings to light how hard it is to come out of the closet in high school. I adored the characters, the plot, the romance... everything! I'd recommend this book to anyone and everyone.♥️😍
It's really good, but there are a bunch of typos
I can't even describe how much I love this book. It's in my top three favorite books. I love the main character Jaimie. He is very relatable and person that you would want to be friends with. The only down side of this book is that it ends. I wish it never did. I love the story.