Hardcover: 354 Pages
Publisher: Skyscape (June 8, 2021)
A poignant, funny, openhearted novel about coming out, first love, and being your one and only best and true self.
Julián Luna has a plan for his life: Graduate. Get into UCLA. And have the chance to move away from Corpus Christi, Texas, and the suffocating expectations of others that have forced Jules into an inauthentic life.
Then in one reckless moment, with one impulsive tweet, his plans for a low-key nine months are thrown–literally–out the closet. The downside: the whole world knows, and Jules has to prepare for rejection. The upside: Jules now has the opportunity to be his real self.
Then Mat, a cute, empathetic Twitter crush from Los Angeles, slides into Jules’s DMs. Jules can tell him anything. Mat makes the world seem conquerable. But when Jules’s fears about coming out come true, the person he needs most is fifteen hundred miles away. Jules has to face them alone.
Jules accidentally propelled himself into the life he’s always dreamed of. And now that he’s in control of it, what he does next is up to him.
About Jonny Garza Villa
Jonny Garza Villa is a proud Texan, Chicane, Sagittarius sun, and breakfast taco aficionado. He was born and raised along the Gulf Coast and currently resides on unceded Jumanos and Tonkawa land. An avid reader and collector of gel pens since childhood, Jonny would say that becoming a published author is both a tremendous accomplishment and, more importantly, a fulfillment of destiny. He is an author of contemporary young adult fiction that maintains a personal brand of being proudly Latinx and the most chaotically queer.
When not writing, Jonny enjoys reading, playing Dungeons and Dragons, bar hopping, late night honey butter chicken biscuits from Whataburger, and pretending he’s either an Earth Bender or a Sun Warrior, depending on the day.
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