Kiss & Tell

Kiss & Tell

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A smart, sexy YA novel about a boy band star, his first breakup, his first rebound, and what it means to be queer in the public eye, from award-winning author Adib Khorram

Hunter never expected to be a boy band star, but, well, here he is. He and his band Kiss & Tell are on their first major tour of North America, playing arenas all over the United States and Canada (and getting covered by the gossipy press all over North America as well). Hunter is the only gay member of the band, and he just had a very painful breakup with his first boyfriend–leaked sexts, public heartbreak, and all–and now everyone expects him to play the perfect queer role model for teens.

But Hunter isn’t really sure what being the perfect queer kid even means. Does it mean dressing up in whatever The Label tells him to wear for photo shoots and pretending never to have sex? (Unfortunately, yes.) Does it mean finding community among the queer kids at the meet-and-greets after K&T’s shows? (Fortunately, yes.) Does it include a new relationship with Kaivan, the star of the band opening for K&T on tour? (He hopes so.) But when The Label finds out about Hunter and Kaivan, it spells trouble—for their relationship, for the perfect gay boy Hunter plays for the cameras, and, most importantly, for Hunter himself.

Title:Kiss & Tell
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593463116
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    Kiss & Tell Reviews

  • Shannon

    I will read anything this man writes. And I will always hope for a third Darius the Great. ...

  • Marieke (mariekes_mesmerizing_books)

    This is not Darius, I repeat: this is not Darius. Not because Darius is better but because Kiss and Tell is different!It’s impossible to compare the books. While Darius is like a rippling stream, Ki...

  • Charlie

    Kiss & Tell has been on my TBR since before it even had a cover. I cannot express enough how excited I was to finally read this. I was counting down the days in March and got it as soon as it dropped....

  • Bryce Rocks My Socks

    if a member from One Direction dated a member from 5SOS...

  • roma

    3.5ish stars I really like the themes explored in this book especially with respect to boy bands and cultural shifts, which is one of the reasons this book doesn't work well as a romance. What I liked...

  • booksandzoe

    This is one of the rare reviews where my enjoyment and objective quality don't have the same rating--my enjoyment is 5 stars, the objective quality IMO is 3 stars. Average the two.. around 4 :)While t...

  • Jenny

    THERE’S A VIETNAMESE-CANADIAN BOY IN THIS I REPEAT A VIET-CANADIAN CHARACTER AAAAH...

  • Alec Ashlark

    Kiss & Tell talks about a lot of relevant issues, from white supremacy to sex positivity and many others in between. But basically it’s a story about a gay musician who’s suffocating inside this h...

  • Meags

    4 StarsAdib Khorram’s voice in queer YA fiction is top tier and not to be missed. His writing is effortless; his diverse characters and their stories are always engaging, thought-provoking and relev...

  • micah ? canonicallychaotic

    boy bands. and another one. and another one. AND AH NOTHER ONE...