This is the kind of book you'll read in one sitting and hug to your chest upon turning the last page. Felipe is the kind of lead character I adore in a YA story. He's smart and sarcastic, funny and vulnerable, self-aware and self-deprecating. I loved this glimpse into life in modern-day Brazil, the authentic and loving portrayal of LGBTQ relationships, the intimate look at family life (especially the relationship between Felipe and his mom), the honest insight into body image struggles, and the unrequited love story at the big, beating heart of this book. I fell head over heels for Felipe and Caio and laughed, cried and cheered for them all the way to the sweetly satisfying end.— Nicole
"I read this in one sitting, laughing out loud and cheering for Felipe to follow his heart. I love this book!" --Rainbow Rowell, New York Times bestselling author of Carry On and Wayward Son
Felipe can't wait for winter break: Finally, he'll get some time away from the classmates who tease him incessantly about his weight.
But Felipe's plan turns upside down when he learns that Caio, his neighbor from apartment 57, will be staying with him for fifteen days. Which is a problem because (a) Felipe has had a crush on Caio since, well, forever; and (b) Felipe has a list of body image insecurities and absolutely NO idea how he's going to handle them while sharing a room with his lifelong crush.
Suddenly, the days that once promised rest and relaxation (not to mention some epic Netflix bingeing) are a gauntlet of every unresolved issue in Felipe's life. But if he can overcome his insecurities, then maybe -- just maybe -- this break won't turn out to be such a disaster after all . . .