Reviews

“A funny and realistic coming-out tale… The rounded characters deal with betrayal and honesty and love and near tragedy in ways teen readers, gay or straight, will recognize. Just the right touch of humor, mystery, drama, and romance should earn this a place on every teen bookshelf.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Logan handles his material exceptionally well, building suspense as he dramatizes both the downside of being in the closet and the realistic complications of coming out, while creating, in James, an unusually thoughtful and sympathetic character. His friends and family, too, come alive as believable and multidimensional characters whose relationships with James add depth to this satisfying debut.” —Booklist

“We need stories that give courage to kids struggling to be honest with themselves and others about who they are. Logan tells one that will give you hope and make you laugh.”
—Robbie Rogers, LA Galaxy midfielder, former midfielder for the US National Soccer Team

“Logan tackles the complexities of coming out thoughtfully, presenting realistic (and not always fully supportive) responses to James’s revelation, as well as his own sometimes-uncharitable attitudes.”
Publishers Weekly

“Logan shines at creating strong, nuanced characters who behave realistically and unpredictably. Despite their tendency to trash-talk and their reliance on horrible slurs, James and his friends have deep, meaningful, complex bonds. . . . Though readers may be turned off by the near-constant homophobia that permeates the story, Logan’s look at a boy reconciling his private and public selves is well written and affecting. VERDICT A solid addition to the LGBTQIA+ field.
School Library Journal

“Anyone who ever remembers putting on an act, a facade, for middle school or high school or college or work (or who still are as an adult) will see themselves in this story, no matter their sexual orientation.” —Bustle.com

“It’s one of those books that will remind you why you read and happily keep you up at night.” —New York Journal of Books

“Logan’s command of language and storytelling is exceptionally engaging, and the book’s wit and humor make this epistolary novel a great read.”
The Kenyon Review, Summer Reading Recommendations