Coming-of-age novel about two boys who fall in love in a writing class-one from a progressive family and the other from a conservative religious community.
Three years ago, Tanner Scott's family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with…
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2 authors picked Autoboyography as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
Coming out once is difficult, but going back into the closet is a unique sort of challenge. Tanner and Sebastian fall in love when neither of them are exactly ready for it, and their conflicting backgrounds make it difficult for them to reach a happy medium. No spoilers, but this book presented the pain of coming out – or not – better than any other I’ve read.
This is a book that hits hard and stays with you for weeks. Tanner is an out and proud bisexual from California, but when his parents have to relocate to Utah, he tries his best to fly under the radar before graduating. All his plans quickly fail when he meets Sebastian, a boy who comes from a deeply Mormon family, and the two make a connection they can’t run from. Religion and queer identities are tough subjects, but the authors handle them with compassion and heart. A truly touching coming-of-age story.
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