This YA novel is about a teenage boy named Tanner who enrolls in a novel-writing class. Tanner is half-Jewish and bisexual, and he has some immediate chemistry with the class assistant, Sebastian. Sebastian wrote a novel the previous year and came back to help the next group of students. This would typically be the start of an adorable romance, except Sebastian is Mormon. Cue conflict and heartache.
I loved this story. It’s both adorable and heart-wrenching. It has a gentle but honest way of showing what happens when what someone feels conflicts with what someone has grown up believing.
Book 281 read in 2018