‘Autoboyography’ Is the Best Book That Christina Lauren Have Written

I’ve always loved Christina Lauren books, devoured every single one as soon as soon as it hit my inbox or my mail box. There was and always has been something about their books that make me feel alive. They make me feel something.

Sure sometimes it’s lust. But most of the time it’s less alone. The thing about Christina Lauren is that they get people. They get romance. They get pain. They get happiness. They get everything in between.

Their newest book, Autoboyography, hits stores today.

If you aren’t familiar with the book here’s the synopsis –

Fangirl meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this funny and poignant coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren about two boys who fall in love in a writing class—one from a progressive family and the other from a conservative religious community.

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.

It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

This book is essentially one of the best books – if not the best – that these two word smiths have ever written.
I have no idea how to put into words just how much I love this book.  It was breathtaking. It was beautiful. It was strong.  In true Christina Lauren form – the romance is a part of the story, but what is the most important part is the relationship and the way that the characters find themselves and find each other.
The characters find a way to overcome their struggles, they shape parts of who they are, but it’s the way that they get through them that makes you fall for these character and wish that you had an ounce of their strength. You wish you had an ounce of their compassion.
There is so much about this book is heartbreaking. I cried like no other. But I also found that when it came down to it, I was uplifted. I felt such a sense of protectiveness over Tanner. I screamed, I smiled, I cried, I laughed, and at the end – I was thankful for the wild ride.
Autoboyography is such a powerful book about acceptance. But it’s so much more than that. I really just can’t put into words the love that I have for this book.
Pick it up now.

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