by Sarah Tregay
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Published June 17th 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books
When the picture tells the story…
Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem. Not college—that’s all set. Not prom—he’ll find a date somehow. No, it’s the worst problem of all: he’s fallen for his best friend.
As much as Jamie tries to keep it under wraps, everyone seems to know where his affections lie, and the giggling girls in art class are determined to help Jamie get together with Mason. But Jamie isn’t sure if that’s what he wants—because as much as Jamie would like to come clean to Mason, what if the truth ruins everything? What if there are no more road trips, taco dinners, or movie nights? Does he dare risk a childhood friendship for romance?
This book is about what happens when a picture reveals what we can’t say, when art is truer than life, and how falling in love is easy, except when it’s not. Fan Art explores the joys and pains of friendship, of pressing boundaries, and how facing our worst fears can sometimes lead us to what we want most.
And from the tone of his voice, I am certain Eden's maybe-secret is safe. Mason's like that -- if he says he's going to do something, it's as good as done. He keeps secrets as well as holds grudges. I think about my own secret. And how I haven't been guarding it as much as I have in the past. Eden and the art-geek girls know, and probably the Gumshoe staff too. And last night, well, my guard was way down.
I look at Mason and watch him eat. I wonder if he knows I'm gay, and if he's just waiting for me to tell him.
We have never talked about gay things: not celebrities, not gay marriage, not the fact that 10 percent of people we know are probably bent. Each silent year that goes by makes it harder and harder to bring it up. So now, four years in the closet later,the topic has become a huge rainbow elephant in the room. And I'm afraid of getting trampled.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Raised without television, I started writing my own middle grade novels after I had read all of the ones in the library. I later discovered YA books, but never did make it to the adult section. When I'm not jotting down poems at stoplights, I can be found hanging out with my "little sister" from Big Brothers Big Sisters or stressing over performance classes at a model horse show.
I have both a Bachelors and Masters of Fine Art in graphic design, and my obsession with typography and layout naturally translates into formatting poetry on the page.
I live in Eagle, Idaho with my husband, two Boston Terriers, and an appaloosa named Mr. Pots.
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