Inside cover blurb:
When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.
To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.
If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.
I really loved More Happy Than Not, so when I found out this author had another book that had just been released, I pounced. And boy, was it worth it. I loved this book even more than the last. So many complex relationships, so many feels. The writing style peels back the story in layers, switching between the present and past. Just fantastic!
Plus: Realistic portrayal of grief and mental illness, twists you do not see coming.
Minus: There’s not much to improve upon here, in my opinion.
If you like this book, try:
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan