This is Kind of an Epic Love Story

Title

This is Kind of an Epic Love Story

Publisher

Balzer & Bray

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780062820228

Pages

304 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Budding screenwriter Nate, sixteen, finds his conviction that happy endings do not happen in real life sorely tested when his childhood best friend and crush, Oliver James Hernandez, moves back to town

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Divorce; Gay/Lesbian; Physical disability; single mother; death of a parent; death of a father; divorced parents; gay; gay teenager; same-sex relationship; deaf

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Undetermined

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Lambda Literacy Award, 2019, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2019
Rainbow List, 2019 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

screen writing; movies; love; friendship; hardships; loss; college; independence; relationships; contest

Diversity Impact

direct

This is Kind of an Epic Love Story

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