Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
Genre: YA Contemporary, Glbt
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Rating: 3.5 stars
Synopsis: When the picture tells the story…
Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem. Not college—that’s all set. Not prom—he’ll find a date somehow. No, it’s the worst problem of all: he’s fallen for his best friend.
As much as Jamie tries to keep it under wraps, everyone seems to know where his affections lie, and the giggling girls in art class are determined to help Jamie get together with Mason. But Jamie isn’t sure if that’s what he wants—because as much as Jamie would like to come clean to Mason, what if the truth ruins everything? What if there are no more road trips, taco dinners, or movie nights? Does he dare risk a childhood friendship for romance?
This book is about what happens when a picture reveals what we can’t say, when art is truer than life, and how falling in love is easy, except when it’s not. Fan Art explores the joys and pains of friendship, of pressing boundaries, and how facing our worst fears can sometimes lead us to what we want most.
(synopsis taken from Goodreads)
My opinion on the book:
To be completely honest, this book is your regular boy in love with best friend, best friend sends mixed vibe, are they gonna get together in the end? kind of story, but even then, and sort of knowing the endgame of it, it was a really fun read..
I mean, yeah, the setting of it all was sort of cliched, but a bunch of interesting characters, relationships, friendships and comic moments made the book a really easy and pleasant reading.
As i said, there were some interesting characters, i really liked Eden who was a kind of bestie of the main character Jamie. I mean, i wish there was more about her and some more development for her storyline, but she was a secondary character so…
The friendship between Jamie and Mason (best friend and love interest of the main character) was really sweet, it really felt as a very important relationship to them both and how much Jamie struggled to tell Mason he was gay felt very true to how people feel about telling friends they’ve known their whole lives. The fear of losing a friendship so important and all, it felt so real.
The storylines in the book were enjoyable. I really liked the fact that though Jamie was stuggling with having a crush on his best friend it wasn’t all the book was about. There were many characters and many little storylines, it was really neat.
The romance in the book, or more like the crush Jamie had on Mason was there but it wasn’t the most prominent thing. The book wasn’t just about them, it was about a bunch of people in their senior year. Sure Jamie was the main character and most of the book was about him, but it was about him as a person, as a friend and as a closeted teenager in high school.
I really enjoyed the reading, it was easy going and the story had a good pace, it never got boring or unclear.
I really liked the end, i won’t say what happen for obvious reasons, but it was super nice and it made me smile a lot. Cool, cool, cool.
Overall, i think it is a good book, i would recommend it if you are looking for books like Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda or if you are in the mood for a happy and sweet story of love and friendship.