I Wish You All the Best by Mson Deaver
Publisher Information: New York, NY: Push, 2019
Summary: When Ben De Backer come out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and fored to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben have never met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.
But Ben attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.
At turns heartbreaking and joyous, I Wish You All the Best is both a celebration of life, friendship, and love, and a shining example of hope in the face of adversity.
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Links of Interest:
Author website: masondeaverwrites.com
Author interview: HERE
Gender Spectrum: HERE
National Alliance of Mental Illness: HERE
National Safe Space: HERE
Teen Mental Health: HERE
Youth Pride RI: HERE
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