Teen boys find love when their parents' NASA mission uproots their lives in this sweet debut perfect for Adam Silvera fans.
As a successful social media journalist with half a million followers, seventeen-year-old Cal is used to sharing his life online. But when his pilot father is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocate from Brooklyn to Houston and are thrust into a media circus.
Amidst the chaos, Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon, another "Astrokid," and finds himself falling head over heels--fast. As the frenzy around the mission grows, so does their connection. But when secrets about the program are uncovered, Cal must find a way to reveal the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.
Expertly capturing the thrill of first love and the self-doubt all teens feel, debut author Phil Stamper is a new talent to watch.---from the publisher
320 pages 978-1547600144 Ages 13 and up
Keywords: first love, romance, LGBTQ, LGBTQ romance, social media, fitting in, social class, belonging, NASA, mission, secrets, coming of age, new experiences, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old, family