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What If It's Us

What If It's Us

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Nick
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What If It's Us

by Albertalli, Becky/ Silvera, Adam
YA LGBTQ Romance That We Need

With Becky Albertalli's comedic quirkiness in her words mixing with Adam Silvera's great talent, both created a heartwarming YA gay romance that is absolutely perfect for today's youth. The book stars two guys, Arthur and Ben. Arthur is all about the dramatics, has big dreams and believes in fate and the universe, Ben does not. he's much more straightforward and casual about everything. They meet at a post office in NYC and it's instant attraction for both, despite the fact that Ben was actually there to mail his ex a box of his belongings. Before they can exchange numbers or find out more about each other, they're separated. Determined to find each other, they set out on a mission, using sources like Craigslist and sleuthing on Instagram, and the authors showcase this aspect so well, its hilarious because the youth generation are SOOO guilty of this. They captured it perfectly. The book is so cute, and you fall in love with Arthur and Ben as their relationship develops, and as many of us can relate, its like Murphy's Law when it comes to dating nowadays...The story not only teaches readers about LOVE, but another huge aspect is friendship between them and their friends. new friends, old friends, rekindling, etc. it feels lie it has it all, and both authors do such a great job at making the story feel so relatable to just about anyone this day and age that reads it. And of course, just the fact that its a gay romance is great because like her movie "Love, Simon" it normalizes being different and helps make it feel like its ok and not a big deal, because it isn't. Love who you want to love, and be who you want to be!

 
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The award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and the best-selling author of They Both Die in the End present the story of two very different boys who cannot decide if the universe is pushing them together or pulling them apart. 15, first printing. Simultaneous eBook.



  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
    • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
    • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sold by: HPB Stone Ridge Market
  • Seller rating:
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harperteen
  • ISBN-13: 9780062795250
  • ISBN: 0062795252
  • Publication Year: 2018



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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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