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Kiss & Tell

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Edgy gay romcom takes on serious issues.

Book Adib Khorram Romance 2022
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On the surface, this story seems like a sigh-worthy romance set in the world of boy bands that promises to be a light and entertaining read. And Kiss & Tell is very successful on that level. But fans of author Adib Khorram will be looking for something more than just that, and Khorram doesn't disappoint.

Amid the fun, humor, and excitement of romance and fame, it quickly becomes obvious that Khorram is also seriously exploring issues like stereotyping, exploiting talent, friendship, loyalty, identity, and being true to yourself. Mature teens who can handle the frank sexuality and strong language will relate to all this, and have fun rooting for Hunter and (no spoilers!) along the way.

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