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Autoboyography
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
Fangirl meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this funny and poignant coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren about two boys who fall in love in a writing classone from a progressive family and the other from a conservative religious community. Three years ago, Tanner Scotts 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 Highs prestigious Seminarwhere honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semesterTanner cant 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.
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Verity
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Queer teen romance in very Mormon Utah. This had pretty much the right level of angst for me, and enough uncertainty over whether it would get a happy ending. Empathetic to both sides of the story. Very readable.

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Verity
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Friday evening reading!

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eram10
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
Mehso-so

My brain is such a traitorous beast.

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swishandflick
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"A half-Jewish, half-nothing queer kid moves to an LDS-infested town. He can't wait to leave."

I've read several Christina Lauren adult romances, but this was my first of their YA - I definitely recommend! It gives definite Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda vibes, but takes place deep in a predominantly Mormon town - cue the obvious complications. Felt a bit too churchy for me at times, but well done and tugs the heartstrings! #loveislove ?️‍?

GypsyKat I loved this one! 3mo
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GypsyKat
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📚 The tagged book (because of the cover 🤷🏻‍♀️)
🎬 The Great Outdoors
🎶 Camp Granada by Allen Sherman (my parents used to play it when I was little)

#ManicMonday @JoScho

mydearwatson I had that song in a piano book growing up...thought it was cool that my dad knew it. It‘s also hard to listen to “Dance of the Hours” without thinking of that song 😆. 3mo
Texreader I loved that song! Used to know most of the words. 3mo
jb72 I love the movie The Great Outdoors! 3mo
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GypsyKat @mydearwatson Haha! Yes! 3mo
GypsyKat @Texreader My parents had a whole album of his songs that they used to play all the time when I was a kid. That song was always my favorite. 😂 3mo
GypsyKat @jb72 Right? It‘s hilarious!😆 3mo
JoScho 💚🏕😊 3mo
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mhillis
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Favorite June flower: Hydrangea
Favorite June read: Autoboyography
Binge Watch: Umbrella Academy
Favorite Poet: I can‘t choose! Joy Harjo because she was recently named poet laureate!
#humpdaypost

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broughtyoubooks
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Loved this and wish I'd taken pretty much everyone's advice to read it sooner. I was ready for a lot of the same tropes that YA novels go back to, but they skimmed over a lot of them really well to focus on the pair's more personal story, while still giving enough attention to the bias' in both their backgrounds.

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Christy2318
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💙💙💙💙 I really liked this. The characters are multidimensional including the parents. So much of YA has absent/terrible parents & this isn‘t like that. The kids aren‘t perfect & do some stupid stuff. It‘s hard to read about how Sebastian grapples with who he is and how that affects his place in his family and his community. The ending is unrealistic and kind of weak or this would be five ⭐️. #romantsy

CarolynM I completely agree with your review. It's such a shame about the ending, I'm sure it could have been done better. 5mo
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VanChocStrawberry
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Great quick read. It had just the right amount of (earned) angst for me. Parts were hard to read (teens do dumb things some times!) but it all felt realistic and hopeful.
Book 3/6 for the #bookfitnesschallenge
I also took TWO walks today.

crazyspine Way to go. Half way there! 6mo
Caterina Halfway there! And yay for the two walks, same here! 🙌🎉 6mo
Ash.on.the.line Yay for two walks!! Great job! 6mo
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Felso Two walks!! Awesome! 💪🏻 6mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 6mo
VanChocStrawberry Thanks for the support, everyone! 6mo
Clwojick Way to go! 6mo
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xxjenadanxx
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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A meta coming of age LGBTQ+ story about a bisexual teenage boy living in Provo Utah. In an interesting twist he is out to his family who is almost over the top supportive, but he has to remain closeted to everyone else due to his conservative LDS surroundings.

sammisho I loved this book! 6mo
xxjenadanxx @sammisho I really enjoyed it too. But I always love anything by her! 6mo
sammisho Same! I have not read anything yet that I didnt love! 6mo
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jensini
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Started reading✨✨ first time with this author ✨✨

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sammisho
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Tanner, a queer kid, in a conservative, Mormon town, falls in love with Sebastian, the bishop's son. This was sweet and charming, just as I have come to expect from Christina Lauren. This was also heartbreaking, and hit close to home on multiple levels.
#pop19 A book with two authors

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Lovesbooks87
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I love Christina Lauren's romance book. They are some of the best romance books that I have read. So when I saw that they wrote a YA book I just knew I had to read it. I really enjoyed this book and hope that they write more YA books in the future. I loved Tanner and Sebastian's love story even thou it did break my heart at times!

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 8mo
booklahoma How to get a ❤️ from me: Put kitty in photo. 😀 8mo
TheLibrarian What a cute kitty!! 😻 8mo
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Lovesbooks87
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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1. Currently reading the tagged book! It is a book that I have been meaning to read for a while!
2. I haven't been to the movie theater in years. But the last movie I watched was Never Been Kissed!
3. I only drink one thing, so water!

#weekendreads

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GondorGirl
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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I'm normally a very monogamous reader (one physical book and one audio book, different genres), but today I'm breaking tradition. I was getting so frustrated by my current book that I was avoiding reading. So, Tommy and I are starting something that should be a cute, easy read. Fingers crossed. 🤞

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Kaciecalderon
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Yay yay yay yay! This #merryamdbright book swap package is sooooo awesome! Thank you so much @whippoorwill815 I am so excited for all 3 of the books, can‘t wait to try the hot chocolate in my new mug while eating some yummy chocolate! The book marks are also super duper cute!! @EH2018 thanks for hosting!

EH2018 👍🎄🎉📚😻 11mo
whippoorwill815 Yay! I‘m so glad you like everything!! The chocolate is from a local-ish place (only exists in NY, PA, and NJ) and is always a holiday must around here ! I hope you enjoy the books! 😀 11mo
JamieLou @Kaciecalderon can I have these when you‘re done 😍 11mo
JamieLou @whippoorwill815 You couldn‘t have made a better package for her if you lived with her I‘m pretty sure 😂 11mo
whippoorwill815 @JamieLou Yay!!!! I am glad 😄 and it sounds like maybe you will get to benefit from this package too 😂 11mo
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MellieAntoinette
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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3.5 ⭐️. I love Christina Lauren so obviously I‘m reading my way through all their books! Autoboyography - isn‘t that a great title?

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MellieAntoinette
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“How can I give my heart to him
when...
he just said in no uncertain terms
that he doesn‘t speak it‘s language?”

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bookishkris
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Currently listening. Again. Third listen, and I can‘t seem to be able to get any part of this book out of my head. And my StrokeBrain wants this gentleness today; my brothers-in-law have been building us a walker/wheelchair ramp all week, so there‘s been lots of sawing and hammering equally matched by dogs barking.

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Missusb
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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CarolynM Just read this one. I enjoyed it 12mo
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CarolynM
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I really enjoyed this sweet but angsty YA m/m romance although it lost a bit of credibility at the end.

CarolynM Normally I'm all about the HEA but this one came a bit too easily to be truly believable given all that had gone before 12mo
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SoSheTries
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Digging into this book this afternoon. Have you read it?

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MooseontheLoose
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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"I assume his family doesn't know he's gay?"

"I don't even know if he's gay."

My entire struggle as a gay ❤❤

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MooseontheLoose
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Holy crap, this book is too relatable for me to pick just one quote ❤ #gaystruggles #iloveit

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kymmiesreads
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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I‘m so excited I got this book yesterday! 😁 I have heard nothing but great things about this adorable book 📚 😍

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bookishkris
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Dinner and book. I‘ve read this already, AND listened to the audio. Twice. But I needed some Tanner and Sebastian in my life today. Pizza for dinner because my partner is in bed sick and I *really* didn‘t feel like cooking for one. Can I just say how much I still love these characters and their journey? I suspect this book will always be on my rotation of comfort reads.

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TheResistance
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Another sweet YA romance that might not have much profoundness but still touches important topics..."
Salvador Bonaparte

To read the full review please visit https://www.goodreads/TheResistanceBookclub

#YA #lgbt #romance

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GypsyKat
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This was really well done! At its heart, it‘s a YA romance, but having the romance be between two young men, and showing how they dealt with their different families and upbringings is what really sets this apart. I loved that it showed both supportive parents, and non-supportive parents of LGBTQ teens. There aren‘t enough books out there like this.
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

minkyb This one is on my toppling TBR. Enjoyed your review. 1y
GypsyKat @minkyb Thanks! 💗 And It‘s definitely worth reading! 1y
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GypsyKat
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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I‘m continuing on with my #AudioCrafting and #AudioPainting today by touching up my black and white stripes, and adding gold metallic touches to my planters. Once these are done I just have to coat them with polyethylene and then I can get to work on building the bases for the topiaries. 👍🎨🛠

Captivatedbybooks Did you make any of the jewelry for sale? It was you right? 1y
Texreader Amazing!! 1y
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Leftcoastzen They are beautiful! 1y
Eggs Beautiful Kat! 1y
GypsyKat @Captivatedbybooks Thank you. Did you mean the book charm jewelry? I haven‘t made anymore in a while since I lost the website where I used to make the covers. I‘m sure I‘ll find a way to do more at some point, but I‘m not there yet. 1y
GypsyKat @Texreader @Leftcoastzen @Eggs Thanks everyone! 💗💗💗 1y
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GypsyKat
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I have a lot to do today, so I‘m starting a new audiobook. And because it‘s still Pride Month, this one seems like a good choice. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

RadicalReader @GypsyKat what a beautiful sky this book cover has. 1y
GypsyKat @RadicalReader Right? I love this cover! 1y
rachelsbrittain I just started this one on ebook for the same reason 😂 I'm really loving it so far too! 1y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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This book sucked me in. I had plans today. Those plans did not happen. I could not put this book down. The romance is sweet, heart breaking, and beautifully written. The characters are interesting, funny, sweet, and spunky. Tanner is the best example of a bisexual character I‘ve come across to date. And Sebastian‘s story is so very familiar. I want to buy copies and hand them out to all the people I think would benefit from reading this book.

minkyb This has been on my TBR for too long. Time to get to it. Thanks for your review! 1y
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kate_reads
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Reusing this photo because I‘m still proud of it 😂

#Riotgrams: LGBTQ+ books
@bookriot

RaimeyGallant Fun pic! 1y
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jerra
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Sometimes all you need is a fresh read. I was starting to get out of touch with YA novels until this book sucked me back into the genre. It‘s a really well written lgbt novel and an incredibly touching love story.

I ended up putting it at my job for our employee recommendation display. It‘s an eye-opening coming of age story about discovering who you are. And that it‘s okay to be exactly that.

Happy Pride Month! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Kaylamburson
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The cover of this book is absolutely gorgeous. I want the artwork for my wall, & after reading the book I understand the strength of the symbolism featured here.
I love listening to books that make it impossible to control your smile. I caught myself smiling & giggling as if I was on the receiving end of this adorable romance. It‘s the first bi-sexual love story I‘ve read, and intertwining that plot with religion made this more than just fluff.

CarolynM I have this one as an ebook, on the basis of your review I will try it next time I need a laugh🙂 1y
Kaylamburson Awesome! There are definitely some tougher moments to read, but it has plenty of feel good moments, too! More feel good for sure. @CarolynM 1y
monalyisha Sold! 1y
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autumn_kyla
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Mehso-so

Okay, so I just finished Autoboyography by Christina Lauren and I‘m sooo excited to review it since I just downloaded Litsy.

The plot in general was amazing, but mostly slow. During some chapters, I was so eager to read more, but during other chapters, all I wanted to do was put the book down.

It was an OK read, but I wouldn‘t recommend it to my friends. (T▽T)

#romance #ya #LGBTQ

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 2y
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Bookish_Logophile
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But this is your life, and it will stretch out before you, and you are the only person who can make it whatever you want it to be.

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Zbayardo
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I just finished this book this morning before work and it was everything. Funny. Heartbreaking. Frustrating. Hopeful. I loved it! Definitely a HS read but still a great addition to the LGBTQ genre and now one of my #favoriteread2018!

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alekreads
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‪So damn cute! I didn‘t have high hopes for this story after feeling underwhelmed with Roomies, but Autoboyography came through! It‘s beautiful, emotional and heartfelt, and it really surprised me!‬

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alekreads
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Starting another book by Christina Lauren! I was a bit underwhelmed with Roomies, so I hope this one is better for me! 🤞🏻😊🤞🏻 #currentlyreading

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Lachesis
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I finally finished my exams for the winter term and now I have a lot of free time to read (and I love it).
I have mixed feelings about this book so far: I like the setting, the characters (beside Autumn, she is so annoying) and the premises, but I feel like the "oh cute guy => I can't breathe" part was a bit too momentary.
Anyway, I still have time to read and change my mind.

(#riotgram #currentread)

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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A pick, but only a 3/5. I appreciate this could be a very important book for queer (Mormon) teens. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. But there were things that didn't really do it for me: 1) the main character and others felt personality-less; 2) the romance never felt believable, especially insta-love from just looking at each other; 3) this very much feels like an 'issues' book, especially where the authors' voices explain the LDS church.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Hmm, so far am not really believing in this romance...immediate love at first sight without having even talked to the person just doesn't do it for me. Also I'm finding the main character a bit vague? I don't know I just feel like he doesn't really have a personality although I'm about a quarter in. #Ya #QueerYA #BisexualBooks

Librariana They lose me with "insta-love" storylines. The one I'm currently listening to has a bisexual MC/protagonist and possibly an Ace secondary character? Not sure just yet ? I'm enjoying it thus far! 2y
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KaeleyScruggs
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren

HOLY SHIT. I am in complete and utter awe of this book. I have so many thoughts about it. I have many good friends who are Mormons and have Mormon queer friends; I loved it. I was so nervous to read this book because of how nuanced and complex the relationship between the queer community and the LDS church is. Christina Lauren did a stunning job of marrying (no pun intended) them and helping non-LDS people understand. Review will be forthcoming!!

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KaeleyScruggs
Autoboyography | Christina Lauren

I'm starting this book today and I'm very nervous because I know a lot about Mormon culture and Provo. I've heard good things about it though. Anyone else read this??

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R.Lyn-Romance-Reads
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My Litsy A-Z reading list is mostly composed of books I own and haven‘t read. The only book I don‘t have is Restore Me which releases in March or 2018. Other than this challenge I‘m going to attempt the Popsugar Challenge, take part in the EclecticReaders Mad Libs Challenge and work on completing my Goodreads goal of 100 books for 2018. What challenges are you all participating in?

Ddzmini 😖📚📖 I have to think 🤔 2y
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QueenJen
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I live near where this story takes place. It's a local subject that impacts many teens where the end result is often heartbreaking.
Love is Love is Love

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tiffanosaur
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This book broke my heart more than once and I love it. I started reading it free yesterday on @RivetedLit 's #25readsofdecember but I only got 5 chapters in before life pulled me away, and I was already ~invested~ in Tanner's story so I bought it and couldn't put it down once I was able to get back to it today. As a bonus, really happy to have bisexuality so well represented. definitely added to my ever growing list of books to reread ❤️💛💚💙💜🖤

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"Love fails for a million reasons—distance, infidelity, pride, religion, money, illness. Why is this story any more worthy?
It felt like it was. It felt important. Living in this town is suffocating in so many ways.
But if a tree falls in the woods, maybe it makes no sound.
And if a boy falls for the bishop‘s closeted son, maybe it makes no story."

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teriann
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I loved Tanner & Sebastian's relationship development, it was so fricken cute. I also loved Tanner's family and the relationship they all had together, they we're so sweet and supportive :)

This was definitely one of my favourite books of 2017

On a side note the cover is super pretty