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Publisher's Summary

A poignant, funny, openhearted novel about coming out, first love, and being your one and only best and true self.

Julián Luna has a plan for his life: Graduate. Get into UCLA. And have the chance to move away from Corpus Christi, Texas, and the suffocating expectations of others that have forced Jules into an inauthentic life. 

Then in one reckless moment, with one impulsive tweet, his plans for a low-key nine months are thrown - literally - out the closet. The downside: the whole world knows, and Jules has to prepare for rejection. The upside: Jules now has the opportunity to be his real self. 

Then Mat, a cute, empathetic Twitter crush from Los Angeles, slides into Jules’s DMs. Jules can tell him anything. Mat makes the world seem conquerable. But when Jules’s fears about coming out come true, the person he needs most is fifteen hundred miles away. Jules has to face them alone.

Jules accidentally propelled himself into the life he’s always dreamed of. And now that he’s in control of it, what he does next is up to him.

©2021 Jonathon A. Garza. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Beatriz Powell
  • 09-07-2021

Favorite book of the year!

This is such a beautifully written book, it deals with heavy subjects like homophobia and lack of acceptance from parents but in a way that doesn’t bring you down, even through all there’s this element of hope carrying Julian, this sense of found family and love.
I think it does portray very well how Mexicans are (mostly) regarding toxic masculinity and colorism.
And then the romance was very well done too Julian and Matt were super cute together, and very realistic I think in how online relationships are more possible now than ever.
And the friends are the best! Lu specially was super funny.
And the narrator was outstanding!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-08-2021

Lovely!

Great growing up, coming out, sweet and adorable book! Great narration! Kept me listening and having fun! :)

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  • Gustavo Alvarado
  • 19-07-2021

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This book is so beautiful, I'd have liked to read this book when I a teenager.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-07-2021

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I loved this both from start to finish. There are emotional and physical abuse so just be advised. It is an amazing coming out story

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  • Leo Benavides
  • 17-06-2021

Otra vez!! I’m listening again!

I loved this book. It really captured a piece of Texas life for a queer person. I love the optimism of love and the truth of hurt and pain. Jonny writes with great detail and passion. I loved his references.

Avi, really is a great performer as well. I felt the pain, hate and joy from the characters with his performance.

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  • Ian
  • 11-06-2021

AMAZING

This book is brilliant. I felt so many emotions while reading. Avi Roque is a wonderful narrator!

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  • EatSleepRugbyXV
  • 05-08-2021

Excellent book

A superb coming of age story in a genre I have not read enough of.

This is the story of Jules whose father wants to stereotype him into a heterosexual lifestyle. However this doesn’t fit his narrative or feelings.

Some people seem to have struggled with how his peers were and acted towards him when he accidentally came out. I felt it was an honest representation of society. Some people just getting on with it. Some people pretending to be ok and over time getting used to it and sadly some people just not tolerating his homosexuality at all.

A superbly written book and one I will recommend. Well written Jonny Garza Villa.

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