After being dumped so his boyfriend can pursue more “serious” guys, a teen boy decides to prove he can be serious, too, by running for senior class president in this joyful romp from the author of The Sky Blues.
High school junior Blaine Bowers has it all—the perfect boyfriend, a pretty sweet gig as a muralist for local Windy City businesses, a loving family, and awesome, talented friends. And he is absolutely, 100% positive that aforementioned perfect boyfriend—senior student council president and Mr. Popular of Wicker West High School, Joey—is going to invite Blaine to spend spring break with his family in beautiful, sunny Cabo San Lucas.
Except Joey breaks up with him instead. In public. On their one-year anniversary.
Because, according to Joey, Blaine is too goofy, too flighty, too…unserious. And if Joey wants to go far in life, he needs to start dating more serious guys. Guys like Zach Chesterton.
Determined to prove that Blaine can be what Joey wants, Blaine decides to enter the running to become his successor (and beat out Joey’s new boyfriend, Zach) as senior student council president.
But is he willing to sacrifice everything he loves about himself to do it?
❤️ Little bit of romance
😭 heartbreak, break up out of nowhere
👯♂️ diverse supporting characters
🏳️🌈 2SLGBTQIA+ characters
I loved “The Sky Blues” by Robbie Couch so I was really excited when I saw that “Blaine For the Win” was available. I just finished reading this lovely coming-of-age YA novel and I absolutely loved it. It’s actually one of my favourite YA novels this year.
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I received an ARC of Blaine for the Win by Robbie Couch from Simon Schuster via Netgalley/ Edelweiss in exchange for an unbiased review.