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Date Me, Bryson Keller

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  103 reviews
What If It's Us meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before in this upbeat and heartfelt boy-meets-boy romance that feels like a modern twist on a '90s rom-com!

Everyone knows about the dare: Each week, Bryson Keller must date someone new--the first person to ask him out on Monday morning. Few think Bryson can do it. He may be the king of Fairvale Academy, but he's never
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 19th 2020 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Tami yeah first thing i thought, sounds summary sounds likes it ripped straight out of 7 days

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Ashley Nuckles
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this in four hours so I think its safe to say I liked it ...more
Kevin van Whye
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hi everyone! This is my book. Yes, I did just 5-star my own book because Im just so so super excited for everyone to read it! This has seriously been a dream come true for me! Anyway, Im working hard with my editor to whip "Date Me, Bryson Keller!" into shape! In the mean time I thought Id address something: The reason why I wrote this book and the inspiration behind it.

The manga "Seven Days" was a jumping off point for me only as far as inspiration goes. There were themes that I wanted to
Dec 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: must-read-2020
Sooo you all want to shit on a queer man, because the story of his book sounds somehow similar to a Boys Love Manga.
But at the same time y'all are going 🙈🙉🙊 on the fact that, female comic artists from Japan (for decades now), have appropriated & build an entire industry off of the stories/pain of gay boys/men?

Not to mention the heteronormative, horrible, harmful & sterotypical portrayal/depiction/characterization of gay men, said female comic artists have been publishing since the early
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
Ohhh this sounds exactly like my kind of book!
A dare and two guys dating?
For only a week and they begin to like each other?
I'm so here for this!!!

Why is May still so far away?!
(I swear I didn't mean to rhyme again! It's totally coincidental. It just... happens. *lol*)
Feb 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm tired of male authors profiting off the ideas of women of color... This is extremely reminiscent of Seven Days by Tachibana Venio (author) and Takarai Rihito (illustrator).

Seven Days is a two-volume Japanese graphic novel seriesotherwise known as mangathat features a high school romance between two male characters. The plot follows the most popular boy in school who has a reputation for dating the first person who asks him out on Monday morning, then breaks up with them at the end of the
Sahil Javed
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, lgbtq
i finished this and i want to die because it was so good. review to come.
Feb 06, 2019 marked it as nope  ·  review of another edition
man are we ripping off manga now. sorry but this is literally seven days by takarai rihito. even the synopsis sounds the same
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it

I have such a big, blushing crush on this book!

Date Me, Bryson Keller absolutely charmed me at first blush. From the first date to the last! Blush after blush after blush. Haha...Theres a lot of blushing. Along with hidden dimples, hand holding, flirty texts, talking, and sharing. It all pulled me in so completely. I have big, shiny hearts in my eyes! But let me blink through my dreamy daze and try to explain why this story stole my heart.

Bryson Keller, an athlete with an easy smile and charm
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
I was lucky enough to read an early draft of Date Me, Bryson Keller! At its essence this is a coming out story that explores what it means to be gay in todays society. It highlights and dissects the very real issues and fears that gay teens face while trying to live their truth. A powerful and important read. ...more
Aug 02, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's really offensive to take a Japanese woman's work and try to pass the story off as your own. You can write #ownvoices and critique Japanese queer works without stealing another author's plot. Give credit where it's due.

rin ( ̄ヘ ̄)	 read/watch mo dao zu shi
sounds like a disaster. im interested
Jan 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: lgbt-tbr
I really don't want May to come, because I'll have exams, but I need this book in my life.
Feb 08, 2019 marked it as never-in-a-million-years  ·  review of another edition
Are you fucking kidding me?! This is basically plagiarism, how does stuff like this even get published?
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read an early draft of this book. Date Me, Bryson Keller! Is a beautiful coming out story set with the backdrop of the much-loved-and-often-used fake dating trope. Some of my highlights: I loved Bryson Keller. He was sweet and romantic. I loved both boys sisters and how family was explored in relation to the gay romance. I especially loved the MCs little sister she had such an old soul! This story really explores what it means to be gay and more so what it means to come out. And I absolutely ...more
I'm all for all these fluffy high school queer books coming out
Apr 01, 2020 marked it as not-released-tbr
the fact that this isn't in my hands right now makes me very sad

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Feb 06, 2019 marked it as to-read-so-bad-it-hurts  ·  review of another edition
Positively disastrous dating featuring queers 👀 Sounds fun 👀
This shoud be adapted into a film. I live for this queer drama storyline. <3
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was so adorable! Kai is a cutie, a good friend and son, and I felt so bad that he was hiding himself because he was afraid of what his family and peers would say. I'm glad he decided to befriend Bryson and that Bryson was kind. Their whole relationship was sweet and watching them grow closer and develop feelings was fun. The story was well written and flew by. I liked the LGBTQ representation and the multiracial factor also. This dealt with tough issues, but also stayed pretty light.
Oct 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: queer, young-adult, 2019
This was a super cute YA romance with a coming-out storyline that felt pretty realistic for the places in the US and world where conservative religion still reigns. I loved that Kai and Bryson both felt like actual teenagers instead of quirky caricatures of them. Sometimes I read YA and I know the characters are quoting weird things that teens would never quote or they have strange hobbies and interests that make them stand out as characters, but can make them push the limits of believability. ...more
Elissa Sweet
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
DATE ME, BRYSON KELLER was a fantastic book about coming out and being true to yourself. It's both delightfully cute and funny and a total tearjerker, with an amazing cast of characters and a romance that we could all only aspire to have. The relationship between the two main characters is amazingthey're kind and thoughtful and so, so cute, and they never use their confusion over their sexuality as a reason to be cruel to each other. I only wish that every kid who is struggling with coming out ...more
Feb 06, 2019 marked it as not-released-yet  ·  review of another edition
I need this so much. That summary is perfection. I'm excited and sad that it will be until next year.
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Bryson is Fairfield Academy's golden boy: wealthy, captain of the championship soccer team, and drop dead gorgeous. Also, he claims not to believe in high school relationships. He gets a little bit of teasing from his friends that maybe he just can't get a date and that's why he's so down on love. He counters with saying he could have a different girlfriend every week...and so the contest begins. He agrees to be the best boyfriend ever to the first person to ask him out each Monday. Kai is gay ...more
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful #ownvoices novel.

Date Me, Bryson Keller has a charming PG-rated slow burn romance, but is first and foremost a coming-out story. Kai and Bryson are both relatable teens who are easy to root for, and feel for, as they go through ups and downs.

#DateMeBrysonKeller #NetGalley - I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one elses. Read more reviews!
rae ✌️
"an lgbt+ 'to all the boys i loved before' exCUSE ME I NEED THIS
Gordon Ambos
Nov 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
this cover I'M GAGGING 😍
Lauren Regenhardt
Every once in awhile, I get in a book rut. Nothing sounds good, I can't get into a book, and I don't even know what genre I feel like diving into. But it's books like Date Me, Bryson Keller, that reignite my reading fuel and make me want to do nothing but read, read, read.

I demolished this book in a day. What a beautiful, heartfelt, relatable novel! I can relate all too well with the anxiety and many other emotions that Kai feels, even at 31. The characters are relatable and likable, and the
Gina Adams
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-faves
e-arc provided for me by the publisher and netgalley

So to address the issue that's been raised about this book: it apparently draws heavy inspiration from a manga called Seven Days. I'm hoping there will be blatant credit for that given in the final copy because passing this off as an original idea does not sit well with me. However I don't see anything wrong with a retelling/reimagining as long as creators are credited appropriately.

Now, beyond the moral and legal issues of inspiration vs
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

A fluffy, fun rom-com that handles sexuality and coming out wonderfully. In some ways, it was a bit like insta-love but the characters were so well written that I didn't really care. Some parts of the ending conflict also felt a bit rushed and unearned. Overall a really fun read!
Danielle Chambers
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbt, ebooks, arc, may-20
I demand a movie based on this book!
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Kevin van Whye is a writer born and raised in South Africa, where his love for storytelling started at a young age. At four years old, he quit preschool because his teacher couldnt tell a story. Kevins love affair with stories led him to film school to study script writing. Kevin currently lives in Johannesburg. Find him at: ...more

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