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This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story

By Kacen Callender
This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kacen Callender digital book - Fable

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~Lambda Literary Award finalist for the best LGBT YA novel of 2018~

A fresh, charming rom-com perfect for fans of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Boy Meets Boy about Nathan Bird, who has sworn off happy endings but is sorely tested when his former best friend, Ollie, moves back to town.

Nathan Bird doesn’t believe in happy endings. Although he’s the ultimate film buff and an aspiring screenwriter, Nate’s seen the demise of too many relationships to believe that happy endings exist in real life.

Playing it safe to avoid a broken heart has been his MO ever since his father died and left his mom to unravel—but this strategy is not without fault. His best-friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-best-friend-again, Florence, is set on making sure Nate finds someone else. And in a twist that is rom-com-worthy, someone does come along: Oliver James Hernández, his childhood best friend.

After a painful mix-up when they were little, Nate finally has the chance to tell Ollie the truth about his feelings. But can Nate find the courage to pursue his own happily ever after?

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“I love the concept of having a male childhood bestfriends turned to gay lovers in the future however, there are bit much things that I like in this book. The way it was written was too plain, dialogue heavy and did not really capture my attention and the way things, specially the cheating, was not written well. It would have been better if the author explored other reasons/motivations to somewhat "justify" the things that happened in the story and probably have the readers relate more to the characters. I also like the diversity of the character shown in the stort however, the way the gay life was depicted was a bit too clichè. I still find the story quite entertaining. I just find the sstory not too impactful to me because I was not able to relate to the characters and their experiences.”

About Kacen Callender

Kacen Callender is originally from Saint Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Kacen has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from the New School’s writing for children program. They are also the author of the young adult novel This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story and the middle grade novel Hurricane Child, winner of the Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award. They can be found online at www.kacencallender.com.

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