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Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye
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it was amazing

Hi everyone! This is my book. Yes, I did just 5-star my own book because I’m just so so super excited for everyone to read it! This has seriously been a dream come true for me! Anyway, I’m working hard with my editor to whip "Date Me, Bryson Keller!" into shape! In the mean time I thought I’d 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 explore in a western setting and as an own voices writer. These were born from my own critique of the work with respect to actual and realistic LGBT culture, people and issues. I wanted to write a story for the LGBT reader, as told by my own lived experience. Though the set-up is similar, I can assure you that the two works are very much different. More so than just being of different mediums, the two works also set out to do/accomplish two very different things. "Date Me, Bryson Keller!" follows 17-year-old, gay but not out, Kai Sheridan as he navigates high school, his family and being closeted all while fake-dating another boy. The romance and set up are background to the two characters’ coming out narratives.

These are two links that really informed my writing process and choices:

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...

https://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/...

Thank you for reading this! And thank you to everyone who has added my book already (and all those who will hopefully add it in the future!) I can’t wait for you all to find out more about this book and this story and my two boys who really just want to be happy despite what society has to say!
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February 8, 2019 – Shelved

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Randall Just added it, can't wait to read it... May 2020?? Really?? hehehe...


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ivy Looking forward to this!


message 3: by Star Reads (new)

Star Reads ooh, intresting!


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