Only Mostly Devastated
Will Tavares is the dream summer fling—he’s fun, affectionate, kind—but just when Ollie thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After, summer vacation ends and Will stops texting Ollie back. Now Ollie is one prince short of his fairytale ending, and to complicate the fairytale further, a family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country. Which he minds a little less when he realizes it’s the same school Will goes to…except Ollie finds that the sweet, comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High. This Will is a class clown, closeted—and, to be honest, a bit of a jerk.
Ollie has no intention of pining after a guy who clearly isn’t ready for a relationship, especially since this new, bro-y jock version of Will seems to go from hot to cold every other week. But then Will starts “coincidentally” popping up in every area of Ollie’s life, from music class to the lunch table, and Ollie finds his resolve weakening.
The last time he gave Will his heart, Will handed it back to him trampled and battered. Ollie would have to be an idiot to trust him with it again. Right? Right.
JLG Release: May 2020
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
8 3/10 x 5 2/5
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
St. Martin's/Wednesday Books
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Discrimination: Sexuality, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion, Language: Strong Language, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes
LGBTQ, Romance, Secrets, High schools, Dating (social customs), Cancer,