Book - 2017 | First edition.
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High school senior Tanner Scott has hidden his bisexuality since his family moved to Utah, but he falls hard for Sebastian, a Mormon mentoring students in a writing seminar Tanner's best friend convinced him to take.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster BFYR,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 407 pages ;,22 cm.


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Jul 24, 2020

cute, gay, and wholesome. This book checks all of the boxes, definitely worth reading :)

JCLPiepieB Jan 21, 2020

This book was SUPER cute! I'm so glad I read it. A sweet boy-loves-boy romance that you should not miss out on ❤

Oct 21, 2019

This book. This book had me feeling so many emotions: crying, laughing, heartache, resent, belonging, hope, just to name a few. This story comes from a very real place, in so many young adults lives. The conversations between Tanner and his parents really opened my eyes to what types of conversations need to be conducted on a daily basis with our children. The love between Tanner and Sebastian is that of young/first love. It really emphasizes the genuine emotions associated with love, faith, life struggles, teen romance, etc. This story is universal, you don't need to be gay or bi-sexual to relate and feel every emotion that Christina and Lauren have thoughtfully leaked on to its pages. MUST READ!

Aug 02, 2019

This was fantastic to listen to. The reader really embraces the characters that the authors crafted so carefully.

I have to say that I'm not normally a fan of romance as the main core theme, but I was absolutely drawn into this story. Finally, an original YA romance formula! Tanner Scott was openly bi-sexual until he moved to a school, in a state where it made things "easier" to go temporarily back in the closet. He learns that there's nothing "easy" about pretending to be someone he's not. He discovers that things can get very complicated, especially when he meets the love of his life; but his life is so spotlighted that it is not "as easy" to accept himself as he is, and envies Tanner.

May 07, 2019

bisexual teen lit

Apr 23, 2019

A wonderfully sweet story. I enjoyed every word

Mar 08, 2019

Heartfelt, joyful, painful, euphoric, challenging, confusing, tragic, compassionate, hopeful.
A beautiful story of first love & all its complexity as told through the filter of a bisexual young adult from a complex religious background living in a predominantly Mormon community in Provo Utah.
Complicated family & friend dynamics give a fuller realization to the realities of the storyline for both Tanner & Sebastian.
Definitely one the best book written by Christina Lauren.

Feb 25, 2019

This is wonderful book. The book gives a very balanced view of what is at stake for both Tanner and Sebastian. The book shows that Sebastian is a believer and doesn’t want to leave his church, while also recognizing that his church’s anti-LGBT stance has hurt a lot of people. The relationship between Tanner and Sebastian is developed so beautifully.

TSCPL_Miranda May 08, 2018

Well written and authentic. A truly enjoyable read, but also gave me food for thought on bias and living our truth.

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Nov 27, 2017

I didn't know what to expect going into this novel. I've read other books by Christina Lauren, and their most recent relases have just been okay. This book exceeded any expectations that i had. It was amazing! there were some super adorable moments that absolutely melted my heart. It's a great story about figuring out who you are, how you feeling and becoming more secure in yourself!

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