As queer teen characters are featured in more YA fiction, including teen romances, the gay best friend or the lesbian couple are commonplace.
I didn't know what to make of the unlikely pairing between a lesbian artist who is about to graduate and a gay baseball star facing junior year SAT prep. It makes sense to me that they have so little in common that in an entire year of sitting next to each other in Calculus class, they never found a reason to speak to each other.
Until-- their eyes meet across a crowded club where he is dancing on a bar in only his underwear and she is skulking at a table alone, avoiding meeting the girl of her dreams.
And then, unexpectedly, they fall madly, supportively, whole-heartedly into….friendship?
I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who reads YA books, and I will be selectively hand-selling it to adults in my life who might want to broaden their vision of who might make a wonderful new friend.
This book was reminiscent of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist in a lovely way and captures the perfect intensity of the quickly changing life transitions of upper teens.