Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for Autoboyography!

Autoboyography
Christina Lauren
Series: N/A
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Waited on by: Sam
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.

Five reasons why I want to read this book:

  1. This is a love story. That is pretty much enough for me right there, but I shall continue. 
  2. Two very lovely books are referenced in the synopsis. I adored both Simon and Fangirl, therefore, any book that could deliver even a fraction of the happiness those books gave me would be added to my TBR immediately. 
  3. Tanner is writing a book. In four months. I am intrigued, and am imagining such wonderful meetings the two MCs can have as Sebastian helps Tanner realize his story. And, Mormons. There are so many diverse religions represented in my area, but I have not many Mormons. I had recently read two books that featured Mormons, and would like to learn more.
  4. I like the clash of values - conservative versus progressive. I am interested in seeing how Lauren handles this. 
  5. I have been wanting to read more from this author. My first Lauren book was pretty good. It had that sweet and sassy thing I love, plus great banter. But now we are talking YA, which is what I read most of the time, since I contribute to a YA blog. I am pretty excited to see what these two do in the YA realm. 










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34 comments:

  1. The conservative vs. liberal dynamic is really interesting. I haven't heard of this at all, but it seems like it would be fun to read. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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    1. Clashes of values can be interesting or disastrous if not done right. I am hoping for interesting.

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  2. I am not sure if my first comment made it through, but I wanted to say this sounds like an emotional pick, especially with the competing family backgrounds.

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    1. I am already getting the tissues. My heart is brimming with tears just thinking about Tanner having to go back into the closet.

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  3. I'm really interested with the conservative v/s liberal backgrounds too here. I hope the romance is a sweet one, though knowing Christina Lauren, it probably will be. :)

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    1. I am counting on CL to bring me the romance, and this one sounds like it will be really special.

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  4. The book's theme sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Contemporary + Romance = *happy face* I cannot see this going wrong for me.

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  5. Awesome cover. Hope you love it!

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    1. I do love the cover, but when I see there is something about he composition and shapes that remind me of The Librarian of Auschwitz's cover.

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  6. This isn't my typical type of book, but the fact that it's about kids writing books, that definitely makes me interested. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love contemporaries and have a special place in my heart for coming of age type stories. So this was a no brainer for me

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  7. This does sounds really good. I hope you get to read soon on love it!

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Can't-Wait Wednesday

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  8. Love the title, love the synopsis, love the Simon comparison... I need this book in my life!

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  9. I love Christina Lauren books, so I'm very excited for this one! Great pick!
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    1. I have only read one of the Wild Seasons books and it was good, but I have been wanting to read more, since everyone raves about them. CL + YA sounds like a great opportunity for me.

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  10. Nice pick! Not sure it's my kind of read but I hope you positively love it once you read it!

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    1. It being a contemporary romance pretty much puts it high on my list of reads, but it's also the coming of age story and the politics that have my interest piqued.

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  11. I would pick this one up just because the title makes me smile. I hope you enjoy it once you get the chance to read it!

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    1. I thought the title was a cute play on two major aspects of the story we know from the synopsis. I requested an ARC but am hanging in limbo on that.

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  12. "Fangirl meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda..." That's all I needed to see. Count me in!

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    1. Right? Like I said, if it even have a fraction of their greatness, it should be good.

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  13. Wow... this sounds like it will be a strong emotional read... I hope you enjoy it!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

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    1. I actually got an email from Christina Lauren's publicist last night and I now have an eARC!!! I will be reading it really soon.

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  14. Ooh, this sounds interesting :)

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    1. I know. I love to make and coming of age, so it should be great for me

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  15. This sounds really intriguing! I do love a good sassy/sweet love story, and I'm very curious about the romance in this one.

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    1. If this book is done as well as I hope, it should be fabulous.

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  16. I hope that you adore this one! I've seen this one pop up quite a lot, and I'm glad that there are books like this one in YA lit. :) It really does sound lovely, doesn't it?

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    1. I was a teacher for 12 years, and I totally understand why we need books like this. YA and MG are such important genres, because the target audience are at a point in their lives, when they are growing and changing so much and so quickly. And, yeah, I am glad there are books like this too.

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