Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?
Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.
That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.
When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other -- and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.
This book was a refreshing read and made me laugh out loud so many times! I enjoyed the fact this story was about two "gay" friends who experienced love, heartache and strained friendships just like any hetrosexual boy/girl and the "ups" and "downs" of finding what they really want out of life. It was a very similar read to "Simon vs The Homosapien" by Becky Albertalli, also about the journey of a young gay man trying to find his journey whilst dealing with love and loss.
I liked the style of the story being told by the viewpoint of both the main characters. It gave the book a more personal touch and I felt I could understand and relate to the characters a lot more. Kate-one of the main characters- was so humble but didn't know just how beautiful she was both on the inside and out and I'm glad she found what she was looking for in the end!
The length of the book was just right. The individual chapters were not long which held my concentration and managed to cut off at the right times to make me keep wanting to read on!
On the whole, I thought this book had a lovely concept and told the story of love in the "gay" world with delicacy and intimacy.
A recommendation for gay, straight or any other sexual beings!
5 out of 5 stars!