Autoboyography

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 12 Sep 2017

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My heart has been stolen by this book!  From the moment I read the description, I knew I was going to love it.  The journey between Sebastian & Tanner was one filled with soo much emotion and had my emotions all over the place.
This book made me love, cry, my heart race and my heart break for these characters.  Their journey of wanting to feel and be accepted by each other as well as themselves and those around them was beautifully executed in this story.
A Must read!
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Imagine when a book touches on something that is personal to you. A character in which you can relate to. A story line that has a lasting impression on you Imagine a book that makes you feel like you are seeing your life told through the words on the page. Has that ever happened for you. For me, it has. In this case Autoboyography is the story that has a left a mark on me.

Following Tanner, dared by his best friend, Autumn, to take a seminar class where you write a book in four months, he does it in hopes of coming out with a book. However, after his first class and seeing Sebastian Brother, his mentor, he knows he might be coming out with a lot more. Over the next four months, Tanner must...

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Autoboyography is the newest work from the dynamic writing duo of Christina Lauren and it’s pretty much a given that I will read anything these ladies put out. This, of course, was no exception. I was so happy and so lucky to have gotten an early copy of a book that truly is a book everyone should read. For so many reasons this book is hugely important and is so relevant in today’s world. Touching on many important things including sexual identity, religion, societal issues, family dynamic, and so many more, this book touched me on a level that will stay with me forever.
Tanner and Sebastian’s relationship starts out as an innocent mentor situation in a senior year advance writing...

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4.5 beautiful stars

‘I’m just a bisexual half-Jewish kid who’s falling in love with an LDS guy. The path for me isn’t as clear.’

This is our first book by Christina Lauren and we loved their flawless and stunning writing style. We were captivated by the storyline which was written with such intelligence and passion whilst having incredible depth. The struggles our characters face are quite apt in a society that has progressed immensely yet still has pockets of societal beliefs -be they religion based or not as the case may be- where acceptance comes with conditions and is dependent of a will bent to shape or fit a mould. For us it was difficult to come to terms with the fundamental...

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This was just absolutely AMAZING. SUCH a great narrative on queer issues as well as the Mormon culture. Loved the author's writing and just can't say enough great things about this novels.
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“Are you willing to be a secret?”

One of the most outstanding and truly unforgettable books I’ve ever read, this tender coming of age tale took my breath away, and to say I loved it would be a gross understatement. Exquisitely written, and laced with immeasurable amounts of heart and truth, this book perfectly captures the intensity and angst of teenage love, while relaying a message that is so powerful and relevant, it moved me to tears too many times to count. A genuine masterpiece that should be read by absolutely everyone.

“My family is very adamant that I don’t come out to anyone here, not unless I really trust the person.”

When eighteen-year-old Tanner Scott and his family moved...

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Review by DMAC

(You don’t know how many times I typed the title as Auyobotography. The struggle is real….)

I know this is about the fifth book in a row I rated fives stars but it’s only because I lucked out picking five great books. I’m incredibly picky about what I give five star books to because it has to pass the threshold of “oh hey this book is great” to “I would read this 80 more times and yell at people about it.” Does that make sense?

This book was an emotional yo-yo because of teenagers, but mostly because of someone’s religion not being into the whole homosexuality thing. Which stressed me out a lot, but the book was really well written and I think that it gives a realistic...

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Erica – ☆☆☆☆
4.5 Stars.

I need to preface this review with how I struggled at the beginning of Autoboyography. I also need to add I received an advanced copy, so I cannot comment on whether or not this is present in the published version.

I was close to DNFing the novel several times over during the beginning, which would have been a shame. The premise kept me reading – a bisexual writer in this coming-of-age tale. Truly, I’m thankful I kept reading, as I enjoyed the story immensely. To be honest, there was a different feel to the first three chapters versus chapter four and beyond. The pacing, flow of information, and scene structure, the...

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I'm attaching a link to my complete review but I will say, this book is beautiful and honestly, should be required reading for all humans! The tone and style make for easy reading for such a deep and profoundly important topic.
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LGBT romance is not usually by cup of tea but the synopsis as well as the author captured my attention. I am a big fan of YA romance and am the mother of two teenagers. I felt like I had an understanding of the maturity level as well as thought process in the teenage world. What I didn’t know much about was the religious aspect of this book.

This book was an eye opener because it gave me a better understanding of what many gay young people deal with on a daily basis within their families, among their peers, and society as a whole. Geographical locations do make a difference in how society accepts the gay community. In this case it was in Utah where the Mormon religion dominates the...

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4.5 Stars

“I’m curious whether you could ever like me, whether someone like you could be friends with someone like me.”

Sweet and lovely and important and fresh. Love the message of this book!

Autoboyography is a beautifully written and very poignant M/M story with a MESSAGE. On the one hand is Tanner, a bisexual teen whose family accepts him and loves him for who he is, On the other hand is Sebastian, a devoted member of the Church of LDS whose rigid and intensely religious family strictly follows the doctrines of the church. Where homosexuality is forbidden.

Tanner moved from California to Provo, Utah with his family when his mother accepted a wonderful job there. Although “out” to...

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Oh boy! This book has sneaked its way to my heart. I knew I’d like it (or I was hoping I would) but, oh my god, I wasn’t ready for this much perfection, Christina Lauren has written a true masterpiece. I’m still on the hype of this book and I just have no words, it’s incredibly cute, funny and relatable and I know a lot of kids out there might need a book like this for a little support.



Autoboyography is the story of, our very cute, full of hormones, and high school senior, Tanner, who moved from California to Utah three years ago which pushed him to wiggle his bi-sexuality back into the darkness… until he meets Sebastian Brother, the cutest, most untouchable, Mormon kid in town, but that...

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Pro: Tanner had the most awesome family ever. They were able to be open and honest and it was quite a lovely thing to see. #FamilyGoals

Pro: Tanner is awesome. I totally fell in love with him myself. He was funny, witty, and intelligent. This made for some great banter in this book, and also made the time spent inside his head quite enjoyable.

Pro: This book is not just about sexual identity. It's about identity in general, being your true self and doing things that are fulfilling and make you happy. I think a wide audience would be able to relate to this story on that level.

Pro: The authors did such a fantastic job making me understand Sebastian's inner struggle. My heart...

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‘I’m just a bisexual half-Jewish kid who’s falling in love with an LDS guy. The path for me isn’t as clear.’

This is our first book by Christina Lauren and we loved their flawless and stunning writing style. We were captivated by the storyline which was written with such intelligence and passion whilst having incredible depth. The struggles our characters face are quite apt in a society that has progressed immensely yet still has pockets of societal beliefs -be they religion based or not as the case may be- where acceptance comes with conditions and is dependent of a will bent to shape or fit a mould. For us it was difficult to come to terms with the fundamental ideologies that shaped the...

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A beautiful love story you will want to read over and over again!

Do you have tissues? No? Then put this book down and get some, you are going to need them! This book tore out my heart, then healed it, then broke it again. Honestly it’s just one viscous cycle of emotions, I felt so much! Two boys, two wildly different backgrounds and a love that can never be allowed to happen? Like I said, grab those tissues!

Autoboyography is about Tanner Scott and how his life is turned upside down and inside out in the space of a few weeks. In his final year of college he decides to take a seminar class were he’s expected to write a book in four months. It’s in his seminar class that he meets...

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Such a great story! A MUST read for EVERYONE. Even if you don't read contemporary YA you still NEED to read this one. This should be added to reading lists for high schools across the country!



I was so blown away by Christina Lauren’s Autoboyography that I emailed two of my former English professors to recommend the book to them for their YA Lit classes they have for teaching majors. I believe this book should be added to all high school reading lists across the world!!

Why was I blown away?

Book Hangover: Autoboyography is one of those novels I will be thinking about weeks after listening to it. This rarely happens to me. Sure I stay stuck on a book for a day or two maybe but...

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"It’s just one guy’s story, the lamest autobiography ever of falling in love. Love fails for a million reasons— distance, infidelity, pride, religion, money, illness. Why is this story any more worthy?"

Autoboyography is more worthy. Christina Lauren delivers a beautifully poignant story of two teenage boys, brought together by the written word, facing all that lies between them in a community where everything is stacked against them. I absolutely love a good Christina Lauren romance but there's something especially captivating about young love, something profoundly important about THIS love. This YA love story is as thought-provoking and hopeful as it is emotional and...

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I’ll admit that it was the synopsis of this book that grabbed me. The first chapter captivated me. The story. The words? Absolutely blew me away.

Eighteen year old Tanner Scott is quite comfortable with who he is. But his move to conservative Utah has him back in the shadows. That is until his move out of state for college. He decides on a dare to take class where he must write a book in a semester his senior year. Easy right? Four months is no time at all. But in those four months he falls in love with Sebastian. And his life is never the same.

Autoboyography is an experience. One told in truth, with grace, and powerful poise. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, but I am one...

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