{Bee Reviews} Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

Posted January 7, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 1 Comment

{Bee Reviews} Fan Art by Sarah TregayFan Art by Sarah Tregay
Published on June 17th 2014
by Katherine Tegen Books
Genres: Contemporary, LGBT, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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When 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.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

4.5 Stars

Aahw, this was exactly what I needed! It’s such a cute story! And I was smiling in the end. Such a perfect ending! I love it! There should be more books about this you know. Young Adult books I mean. Perfect! Maybe a little slow in the middle, but I really didn’t mind. Awesome!

Fan Art is about Jaimie. He is a gay boy who hasn’t come out of the closet yet. Only to his mom and step-dad, who are so supportive it’s almost embarrassing. But Jaimie finds himself falling for his best friend. That can’t happen. He’s afraid that it will ruin their friendship and give him a broken heart. But it seems like the school is already up to him. And not everyone is so supportive as his parents.

So when I finished this book, I didn’t have much to say. Not enough to write a review anyway. I only had incoherent thoughts that didn’t make sense at all. So I went to bed, because it was late and I was tired. But then the thoughts started to come. This is the first book where I needed to wait and think to write a review. Normally I don’t have a problem with writing a review immediately, even if it ends up me rambling on and raving about the book. But that didn’t feel right with this one. I think that’s because of it’s theme. There really aren’t enough LGBT books in the YA world. There should be more and this is a great example!

The story is very sweet and actually pretty light too. And very realistic! It’s a little slow in the middle, but I didn’t mind. I was still interested in the story. I understood why Jaimie struggled. The risk of losing your best friend and being bullied because of the thing that makes you different than others. I think a lot of people understand. If it’s not being gay, it’s something else. God, I still don’t have coherent thoughts.

Jaimie is very relatable and you can’t help but root for him. He’s such a a nice guy and I really wanted him to find love and be happy! And I loved Eden too. There are such great characters in this story! I loved that! And the little thing with ‘I love you, man’. Guys say it a lot to their friends just because they wanted to say that they care about each other after a guy from their school died in an accident. Why don’t the guys in real life do the same? And I liked that Jaimie was afraid to say that because it’ll mean something different to him and he doesn’t want anyone to know.

The only negative thing in this book was that, to me, it was a little predictable. From the first page on I hoped the story would go a certain way, and I thought it would too. And it did. And it wasn’t a bad thing because I wanted it to go like that. But it may bother some people. I loved it anyway.

I do recommend this book! Please read it when you have a copy from Edelweiss or read it when you’ve purchased a copy when it’s out! I love this! It’s amazing!

Bee

Bee

Bee (born as Bieke) is 26 years old and from Belgium. (No she won't send waffles.) She's a major book nerd (or just nerd in general really) and she's very proud of that. She blogs over at Quite The Novel Idea. Oh, and she also writes books as Nelly B. Jones. Or tries to anyway.

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One response to “{Bee Reviews} Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

  1. Desnica K

    I’d never heard of this book before now…it sounds interesting and I really do love the cover! You’re right when you say there aren’t enough LGBT books in the YA world..I’m glad that I found this one now…Thanks for the review!

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