Monday, June 16, 2014

Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

17924987When 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.

This book is so great. So, so great. I read it in a day, and it was my first book of the year (I’m writing this review in January. Hello from the past.) Going into Fan At, I honestly had no idea what to expect. The cover was cute but I hadn’t read the summary. What I found was a serious, yet quirky novel that absolutely captured my heart.

Jamie (though I honestly couldn’t tell if they were a girl or boy for the first few chapters. A boy, by the way) was an incredible narrator. I love that Fan Art is an LGBT book about someone who is on the verge of coming out. Jamie isn’t “out and proud” and he isn’t “in the closet” he isn’t really sure of where he is, and it was absolutely fantastic going on that journey with him. He is one of those main characters that you root for, no matter what happens. Jamie’s story is one that will hopefully help readers.

This is the second book by Sarah Tregay that I’ve read, and I have to say, I absolutely adore her writing. Though Fan Art wasn’t always the most joyful book, Tregay’s writing still always keeps you on the surface of happy. It shows that happiness and struggling can coexist without either of them being overbearing.

I cannot recommend Fan Art enough. It is beautiful, touching, and impeccably written.

FTC- Received via Edelweiss.

5 comments:

Kristan Sarah Stephanie Ingrid said...

Oh didn't realize this was an LGBT book. Or really, anything about it, lol. What does "fan art" have to do with the story? Ah well. Sounds like a good read, even if the title/cover don't make sense to us! We'll have to check it out.

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Nguyễn Văn Vương said...

Wow! hay thiet do cam on ban nha

p/s: Thông tin khuyen mai Viettel

Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD, the sub/dude said...

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High, girl!
While I realize my penname is quite morbid, yet,
you shall find in our 24 blogs a gobba (subliminal) moxie
which has taken this mortal sinner yeeeeers to compile:
I lay it ALL out for you, dear - neet, packaged, concise.

Nevertheless, wouldn’t ya love an endless eternity
of aplomBombs falling on thy indelible cranium?
An XtraXcitinXpose with no
zooillogical-expiration-date,
with an IQ much higher than K2,
and an extraordinarily, sawcy, rowdy victory??
Here’s what the exquisite, prolific GODy sed
(with an excellent bullshot dectector):

“Faith, hope, and love,
the greatest of these is love -
jump into faith...
and you'll see with love”
Doesn’t matter if you don’t believe (what I write);
God believes in you.

Meet me Upstairs, girl, where the Son never goes down
from a passionate, prolific iconoclasm where you’ll find
astronomically prodigious,
immeasurably extensive,
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infinitely irresistible,
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deluxe-HTTP [<- pi] opportunities for excitement BTW.

Do it. Do the deed, dude. Sign into the Big House.
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