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This Is Why They Hate Us
Enrique “Quique” Luna has one goal this summer—get over his crush on Saleem Kanazi by pursuing his other romantic prospects. Never mind that he’s only out to his best friend, Fabiola. Never mind that he has absolutely zero game. And definitely forget the fact that good and kind and, not to mention, beautiful Saleem is leaving L.A. for the summer to meet a girl his parents ...more
Expected publication: March 29th 2022 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
(first published 2022)
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im super interested in this book, but a little apprehensive at the same time. as a bi person i just hope this book doesn't fall into the bi-person-only-shows-attraction-to-one-gender trope i see literally all the time in the few pieces of media that include bi people. i have hope though. ...more
Jun 17, 2021 afternoonsunjeans marked it as to-read
combining queer chaos with teeny confusion and binding it up in a beautiful little bow that is the dysfunctional, anxiety-ridden lush mental landscape of a closeted qpoc kid in denial,,,, and the cover is like a translation of vibrating, quiet summer evenings. sigh. i really wanna read this rn.
Aaron H. Aceves is a Mexican-American writer born and raised in East L.A. He graduated in 2015 from Harvard, where he received the Le Baron Russell Briggs Award after being nominated by Jamaica Kincaid. His work has appeared in Germ Magazine, Raspa Magazine, Queen Mob's Teahouse, New Pop Lit, and The Acentos Review. He currently lives in New York, where he is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at ...more