There was quite a bit of buzz about the new teen book Been Here All Along, so I was excited to pick up a copy of it. It's a awesome realistic fiction novel with LGBQT themes. Some of my book buddies are over these kinds of books, but I'm just obsessed. I just think back to the time that I was a teen and there were NO BOOKS discussing LGBQT themes/issues/etc. so everytime there is a new, well written one, I'm like "YAY! This might help a reader who's struggling with their identity, or give insight to an ally" So here we are with another well written teen book.
My rating: 4 stars
Summary from goodreads:
Gideon always has a
plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of
the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do NOT
include falling head over heels for his best friend and next door
neighbor, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s pointless, as Kyle is already
dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon
doesn’t know what to do.
Kyle finally feels like he has a handle
on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate
the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain
of the basketball team. Then, both Ruby and Gideon start acting really
weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, and Kyle can’t quite
figure out what he did wrong…