Happy Publication Day to Only Mostly Devastated!
Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Ollie had the summer of his dreams. He met an absolutely gorgeous guy, Will, but unfortunately is likely never going to see him again. That is until Ollie’s family decides to stay in town after their summer to help their Aunt Linda as she battles cancer. Much to Ollie’s (and Will’s) surprise, they end up at the same high school. The biggest problem? Will isn’t out. Ollie must figure out how to tackle his feelings for Will while remaining sensitive to the situation.
This was a really good contemporary romance. As a queer reimagining of Grease, I really enjoyed it! I had hoped for a bit more character development, but for a teen/YA romance I can definitely see how this works. Even without it being a reimagining of Grease, the book was a bit predictable, but no less enjoyable. Overall it was very entertaining and tackled some tough topics including LGBTQ rights, death, and body image. I just hoped for a bit more depth to the characters and dialogues that would make the story even more real.