Dylan is Belle’s true love-maybe even her soulmate. Until one day when Dylan drops the ultimate bomb: he’s gay. Where, Belle wonders, does that leave her? And how will the rest of their small town deal with an openly gay Homecoming King? This beautifully written debut explores what happens when you are suddenly forced to see someone in a new light, and what that can teach you about yourself.
“Provocative . . . The author’s poetic prose ably captures her heroine’s emotional upheavals.” –Publishers Weekly
“It’s good to have [Carrie Jones’] talent in the field.” –KLIATT
“Jones offers an atypical perspective of the coming-out story by legitimizing the love that is not lost, but changed, when young people grow up and apart.” –School Library Journal
“From the first sentence of Carrie Jones’ novel I could tell that here was a bright new writer who was going to set the world of young adult letters af lame.” -Kathi Appelt, award-winning poet and author
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF NEED AND CAPTIVATE
People keep changing who they are & defining themselves by their own choices, and that’s cool most of the time, but not all the time. No, it’s not cool all the time at all.
Belle is closing in on her last few months of high school and things are much better than they were before. Well, almost. Belle’s not too sure about all the sureness that other people seem to have about things like labels (popular, slut, jock), change (college, real adulthood, new friends, lost friends), and love (oh yeah, that). Not to mention, there’s THE BIG PROBLEM with Tom and other-well, unexpected-surprises.