A radiant story of first love and self-acceptance for fans of John Green, Jandy Nelson, and Rainbow Rowell
“Maybe we weren’t meant to collide. Maybe we were meant to explode.”
As a closeted teenager in the Deep South with a holy-roller father and the scars to prove it, bookworm Cole Furman has resigned himself to experiencing life and love only within the pages of his favorite novels. But after Nick Flores seems to walk off a page and starts to rewrite his story, Cole finds his dreams spinning into a dazzling – and complicated – reality.
If you have ever found yourself on the wild breathless thriller ride that is young love, Honesty will rip you back again in screaming color.
What is love… Is it the hand you hold so tightly and don’t want to let go? Is it in just one look, one that holds that power to lift you up so high that you feel you’re touching the stars? Is it the feeling of falling, soaring, flying—that feeling that can take your breath away with just one touch? Love. Just four letters, but one of the most powerful emotions humans experience. If you’re lucky, you find it, hold it as tightly as you can and never let go. But sometimes it’s not yours to keep and the pain is unbearable—like someone ripped out your heart and left you with a big gaping hole in your chest.
You never forget your first love. The first kiss, the first look, the first flutter. If you close your eyes, you can feel the way the person’s eyes held yours, the warm squeeze of their hand holding yours and the way you held your breathe when you shared your first kiss. Your first love molds you, transforms you, changes you—sometimes making you wish you could go back in time and relive it all over again. Your first love is never forgotten. So many of us always wonder “what if”, imagining how your life would have turned out had you would up with that particular person.
In Seth’s new novel, he takes you on the first love journey of a lifetime. You witness every first. First smile, first touch, first kiss, first laugh—so many firsts. You will fall head first, heart beating so rapidly, palms sweating, heart squeezing and aching all at once.
I cried, I laughed and my heart shattered. Once I finished and I had no words to describe to you how much this book touched me. And there’s always a lesson—always a message that you should carry with you, live by and follow.
“Don’t settle for the fear. Choose the hard thing. Choose the love. Always. Go redo your life. Redecorate your whole ecosystem. Create a world inside your head that is exactly as colorful as you want it to be, and then make it real. Now. While you still can.”
The writing, the story, the emotions. Seth captured my heart and held it till the very last word. His writing is just out of this world and he by far one of the most talented authors out there. I can’t begin to describe how I felt once I finished. Every time I think Seth can’t possible top what he wrote last, he does. Seth has proven to me that he is a MUST READ author and this story will pull at your heartstrings. Incredible!!
“Life could be so beautiful, after all, if you let it be…”
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About Seth King
Seth King is a twenty-five-year-old author and artist.