Reuben and Zach are best friends, and tow of the members of the hit boy band, Saturday. When the friendhsip between the two of them starts to blossom into something else altogether, the management is unhappy to say the least. Each member has a role to play, and none of those are that of a queer teen. When each young man starts growing unfulfilled with the part they’ve been forced to play for years, tensions mount, and something has to give.
This book is just a gem! It’s a wonderful exploration of sexual identity, of being free to express who we are, and of transitioning from teenager to adult. What really makes the journey interesting in this book is that all of it is done under a microscope for these 4 teens because they are members of an insanely popular boy band that is currently on an international tour.
I loved everything about this book. The love story between Zach and Reuben was beautiful, and touching. I especially loved that the two authors each took different characters to voice. It added so much to the authenticity of each young man as a seperate entity. The look into all the different decisions and choices that are stripped away from people in the lime light was also especially interesting, and thought provoking.
Thank you so much to St Martin’s Press and Wednesday Books for providing me with an eARC through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.