Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Guyliner by J. Leigh Bailey

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Guyliner by J. Leigh Bailey

Due Out: November 10, 2015

Official Summary: Seventeen year old Conner works his butt off to maintain the Golden Boy persona he’s created. He has the grades, the extracurriculars, the athletics, the perfect girlfriend, and a part-time job at his dad’s shop. He does everything that’s expected of him and plans every detail to ensure he gets the college scholarships that will be his ticket out of the podunk town where he lives. The last thing he needs is an unexpected attraction to Graham, an eyeliner-wearing soccer phenom from St. Louis, who makes him question his choices, his dreams, and his sexuality. Sure, he’d noticed good-looking boys before—that doesn't have to mean anything, right?—after all, he’s got a girlfriend. There’s no room on the agenda for a relationship with Graham. But the harder he fights his feelings for Graham the clearer it becomes that attraction doesn't always follow the rules.

And when family pressures, bad luck, and rumors threaten to derail his carefully laid plans Connor must face the hardest question of all – does he even want the future he’s fighting so hard to create?

I always find stories about late emergence of sexuality to be fascinating. Sometimes you figure it out early on, or you "always knew" but sometimes people are older when they find themselves suddenly more and more attracted to the same sex. I think Guyliner sounds like a really interesting novel and I'm curious to read it when it's released.

What do you think? Do share!

-Lauren Becker


Blogoratti said...

Sounds like its going to be a great read. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy Sparks said...

I love the sound of this one! I agree, I'm strangely intrigued by teens discovering and questioning their sexual orientations. Great pick!

Krystianna Straley said...

Great pick. I've not heard of this one until now but it does sound pretty good.
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Lindy Gomez said...

I find late emergence of sexuality to be interesting as well. Guy Liner has sparked my attention! Thanks for sharing :)

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

Anonymous said...

Not something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it!!

Mari said...

I do like the sound of Guyliner, Lauren, and I added it on my wish list on Goodreads. Falling in love is falling in love no matter if it is falling for a person of the same sex or the opposite sex. So sad that some people feel that one kind of relationship is less worth.