Thank You to The Novl for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I give this book 4 out of 5 Stars.
I absolutely loved everything about this book. It wasn’t typical mushy gushy teen romance. It’s full of struggle, pain, homophobia, destructive behaviors, love, heartbreak, overall it’s got a little bit of everything. I have noticed a lot of terrible reviews, and a lot of wonderful reviews, so I think this is really going to boil down to be a book you either will love, or you will either hate.
I do think I could have dealt without all the destructive behaviors from one of the boys. I realize it was probably written to add some depth to the book, and to his character, to show us his struggle, but it got to the point I was hoping the boys would break up, and the other boy could find someone who deserved him.
I am very fortunate that I was sent this book to review as part of The Novl Squad. I am really loving the rise in LGBTQ YA books coming out, and I am also very impressed this was a book about two gay boys, written by a female. I feel like she did a good job getting into a teenage boys head, and bringing to paper what our gay youth are dealing with everyday. Not just in books, but in real life. We need to grow.