Quinn’s sister died in a car accident six months ago, and since then, he has barely left his house. He used to write screenplays that his sister directed, but now, all his witty dialog has left him. Everything changes when his friend drags him to his first college party and he falls hard for college boy Amir.
Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before Annabeth was killed in a car accident.
Enter Geoff, Quinn’s best friend who insists it’s time that Quinn came out—at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy—a hot one—and falls hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending—if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.
Cis boys: Quinn, Amir
Gay: Quinn, Amir
Not mentioned in the book. Presumed to be the same as the characters’ sexual orientation.
South Asian: Amir
Ownvoices: Ownvoices for gay rep.