by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
From bestselling authors Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda which was made into the film Love, Simon) and Adam Silvera (They Both Die At The End) comes a New York love story with a difference…
Meet Ben and Arthur. Ben is a battered dreamer who’s shipping his ex-boyfriend’s things back to him. Arthur is new to New York and struggling to fit in. After an memorable meet-cute in a New York post office, the boys lose touch only be be brought back together via a ‘missed connection’ advert. Is it fate? It looks like it. But after a series of disastrous first dates, Ben and Arthur may have to accept the universe should’ve minded its business
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by Graeme Aitken
Albertalli is the author behind Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda, the gay-themed young adult novel adapted into the hit Hollywood film Love, Simon.
Busy Becky has not only released a sequel of sorts this year to Simon (Leah On The Offbeat, which focuses on Simon’s best friend) but she has also teamed up with another high profile young adult author Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not, They Both Die At The End) for this new book.
Teenagers Ben and Arthur encounter one another at a post office but fail to exchange contact information, an oversight they both regret. When they do manage to reconnect, everything seems full of promise until they discover how very different they are over a series of unsuccessful dates.
Ben is a Catholic Puerto Rican New Yorker trying to get over a recent break-up. He was actually at the post office to ship a box of belongings back to his ex-boyfriend.
Arthur is a white, Jewish, Broadway-loving, Southern boy who is only in New York for the summer.
Can these two overcome their differences and other obstacles fate throws in their path?