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Only Mostly Devastated

By: Sophie Gonzales
Narrated by: Mark Sanderlin
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Publisher's summary

"[Narrator Mark] Sanderlin convincingly shares this LGBTQ romance, with emotions ranging from snark to sweet and everything in between, and serving up a satisfying conclusion.... A fun listen on a variety of levels, but make no mistake: it packs some great messaging without any nasty aftertaste. Yum!" (Booklist)

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Clueless in this boy-meets-boy spin on Grease.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

"Only Mostly Devastated is the kind of book I wish existed when my kids were younger - a charming, funny, laugh-out-loud teen romance that reminds all readers love comes in a multitude of flavors, and they are all sweet." (Jodi Picoult, New York Times best-selling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light)

"A delightful, heartwarming, heartrending story about family, love, friendship, and living your most authentic life. I couldn't put it down." (Sandhya Menon, New York Times best-selling author)

Will Tavares is the dream summer fling - he’s fun, affectionate, kind - but just when Ollie thinks he’s found his happily ever after, summer vacation ends and Will stops texting Ollie back. Now Ollie is one prince short of his fairy-tale ending, and to complicate the fairy tale further, a family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country. Which he minds a little less when he realizes it’s the same school Will goes to...except Ollie finds that the sweet, comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High. This Will is a class clown, closeted - and, to be honest, a bit of a jerk.

Ollie has no intention of pining after a guy who clearly isn’t ready for a relationship, especially since this new, bro-y jock version of Will seems to go from hot to cold every other week. But then Will starts "coincidentally" popping up in every area of Ollie’s life, from music class to the lunch table, and Ollie finds his resolve weakening.

The last time he gave Will his heart, Will handed it back to him trampled and battered. Ollie would have to be an idiot to trust him with it again.

Right? Right.

A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books

"Only Mostly Devastated [is] an instant hit and Sophie Gonzales one YA author to watch." (Julia Lynn Rubin, author of Burro Hills)

©2020 Sophie Gonzales (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Editor's Pick

Summer loving doesn’t have to end
"From the moment I heard about this LGBTQIA+ rom-com inspired by Grease, I was completely enamored. Ollie and Will are everything my little gay heart wished Sandy and Danny were when I was a closeted teen. While I had no trouble spotting the elements inspired by the movie, Sophie Gonzalez succeeded in making Only Mostly Devastated feel delightfully familiar, but decidedly unique. Filled with a diverse cast of characters and dealing with a variety of issues faced by queer teens, this is a story I just wish I had access to earlier in life."—Michael C., Audible Editor