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Only Mostly Devastated
A Novel
By (author): Sophie Gonzales
9781250315892 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Young Adult : Age (years) from 13 - 18 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / LGBT Mar 03, 2020 Print Run: 40000
$24.50 CAD
Active 5.6 x 8.61 x 1.11 in | 360 gr 288 pages St. Martin's Press Wednesday Books

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meetsClueless in this boy-meets-boy spin onGrease

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Only Mostly Devastated is the kind of book I wish existed when my kids were younger—a charming, funny, laugh-out-loud teen romance that reminds all readers love comes in a multitude of flavors, and they are ALL sweet.” —Jodi Picoult,New York Times–bestselling author ofSmall Great ThingsandA Spark of Light

“A delightful, heartwarming, heartrending story about family, love, friendship, and living your most authentic life. I couldn't put it down.” —New York Times–bestselling author Sandhya Menon

Will Tavares is the dream summer fling—he’s fun, affectionate, kind—but just when Ollie thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After, summer vacation ends and Will stops texting Ollie back. Now Ollie is one prince short of his fairytale ending, and to complicate the fairytale further, a family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country. Which he minds a little less when he realizes it’s the same school Will goes to…except Ollie finds that the sweet,comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High. This Will is a class clown, closeted—and, to be honest, a bit of a jerk.

Ollie has no intention of pining after a guy who clearly isn’t ready for a relationship, especially since this new, bro-y jock version of Will seems to go from hot to cold every other week. But then Will starts “coincidentally” popping up in every area of Ollie’s life, from music class to the lunch table, and Ollie finds his resolve weakening.

The last time he gave Will his heart, Will handed it back to him trampled and battered. Ollie would have to be an idiot to trust him with it again.

Right? Right.

~~~
"Only Mostly Devastated [is] an instant hit and Sophie Gonzales one YA author to watch.” —Julia Lynn Rubin, author ofBurro Hills

SOPHIE GONZALES is a YA contemporary author. She graduated from the University of Adelaide and lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she currently works as a psychologist. When she isn’t writing, she can be found ice skating, performing in musical theatre, and practicing the piano. She is also the author ofThe Law of Inertia.

Only Mostly Devastated is the kind of book I wish existed when my kids were younger—a charming, funny, laugh-out-loud teen romance that reminds all readers love comes in a multitude of flavors, and they are ALL sweet.” —Jodi Picoult,New York Times–bestselling author ofSmall Great ThingsandA Spark of Light

“A delightful, heartwarming, heartrending story about family, love, friendship, and living your most authentic life. I couldn't put it down.” —New York Times–bestselling author Sandhya Menon

“Summer lovin’ gets a Southern twist in this addicting coming-of-age gay romance. Sweet and tart in equal measure.... Poignant, piquant, and not to be missed.” —Kirkus

“Sweet and earnest.... A worthwhile romance for any collection.” —Booklist

“Gonzales turns in a witty, smart, credible, and irreverent contemporary romance that handles all these elements skillfully and with heart.... The power of this funGreaseretelling is that it normalizes the spectrum of sexual orientations. Recommended for all teens.” —School Library Journal

“Heartfelt and charming,Only Mostly Devastated is a touching and delightful YA contemporary romance. Highly recommend for fans of Nicola Yoon,Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, andSick Kids In Love.” —YA Books Central

“A delight! This heartfelt, queer update onGrease features a diverse cast of teen characters and a charmingly earnest protagonist in Ollie. Gonzales handily balances lively banter with somber issues, and the compelling will they/won't they storyline warmly illustrates a timeless truth: love is love is love.” —Jenn Bennett, author ofAlex, Approximately

“There can never be enough queer stories about romance—and when they are told with this much heart, humor and a swoon worthy story line, you never want them to end.” —Angelo Surmelis, author ofThe Dangerous Art of Blending In

“Irresistibly cute, hilariously sweet, this book warmed my heart with its characters and love story” —Mason Deaver, author of the national bestsellerI Wish You All the Best

“Oh my gosh,Only Mostly Devastated is SO GREAT! Funny and sweet and super gay, fans ofSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda are going to be all over it. It’s totally swoon-worthy!” —Cale Dietrich, author ofThe Love Interest

"Outrageously funny and terribly sweet,Only Mostly Devastated will tug at your heartstrings until they break, then weave you new ones made of pure gold." —K. Ancrum, author ofThe Wicker King

"Wry but earnest, sweet but irreverent, heartbreaking but hopeful. With wit and authenticity,Only Mostly Devastated tells the story of what happens to a summer romance after summer is over. You'll be rooting for Ollie and his messy, wonderful friends from the first page to the last." —Hannah Capin, author ofThe Dead Queens ClubandFoul Is Fair

“With razor-sharp wit, masterful comedic timing, and heaps of heart, these hilarious, lovable, heartbreakingly real characters makeOnly Mostly Devastated an instant hit and Sophie Gonzales one YA author to watch.” —Julia Lynn Rubin, author ofBurro Hills

“Narrator Ollie is deeply sympathetic.... Gonzales...gets most U.S. details right in thisGreasereboot, creating an inclusive cast and giving weight to many parts of Ollie’s multifaceted life.” —Publishers Weekly

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