Christina Lauren are leaders in the romance genre – they’ve had some of the biggest hits of recent years (The Unhoneymooners, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, and In a Holidaze) and, if you’ve read my blog before, you know how much I love their books. Up until now, I had only ever read their adult romance stand alones, but after seeing all of the incredible hype, I finally decided to pick up Autoboyography, their third YA book.
Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.
But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.
It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.