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Kiss & Tell

Adib Khorram
Book Rating: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)

About This Book

A smart, sexy YA novel about a boy band star, his first breakup, his first rebound, and what it means to be queer in the public eye, from award-winning author Adib Khorram

Hunter never expected to be a boy band star, but, well, here he is. He and his band Kiss & Tell are on their first major tour of North America, playing arenas all over the United States and Canada (and getting covered by the gossipy press all over North America as well). Hunter is the only gay member of the band, and he just had a very painful breakup with his first boyfriend--leaked sexts, public heartbreak, and all--and now everyone expects him to play the perfect queer role model for teens.

But Hunter isn't really sure what being the perfect queer kid even means. Does it mean dressing up in whatever The Label tells him to wear for photo shoots and pretending never to have sex? (Unfortunately, yes.) Does it mean finding community among the queer kids at the meet-and-greets after K&T's shows? (Fortunately, yes.) Does it include a new relationship with Kaivan, the drummer for the band opening for K&T on tour? (He hopes so.) But when The Label finds out about Hunter and Kaivan, it spells trouble--for their relationship, for the perfect gay boy Hunter plays for the cameras, and, most importantly, for Hunter himself.




The book Kiss and Tell was a fantastic read.

The book Kiss and Tell was a fantastic read. The Diverse range of characters makes the book so much more interesting and gives many people the representation they're looking for. The book gives great detail into the relationships of other characters, for example, the tension between Hunter and his love interest, Kaivan. I also really liked how they made our teenage cast actually act like teenagers, most of the time the authors either write them as overly mature or just very naive. Overall the plot of the story is pretty interesting and we do see how companies handle some of the scandals their boybands or just any artist creates. I would give this book 5/5 stars.

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