Saturday, June 4, 2022

Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta

Only on the Weekends Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Happy #pridemonth, y’all! My next #queer read is ONLY ON THE WEEKENDS by @deanatta, from @balzerandbray & @epicreads. Told in verse, OOTW follows Mack, a hopeless romantic, as he navigates between the boyfriend he loves, K, who must be kept mostly secret because K is not out yet to his fellow basketball team, and his newfound romantic feelings for Finlay, the very out and trans actor in Mack’s father’s new movie. This is a charming coming of age story that deftly portrays the awkwardness and sometimes tumultuous emotions of young love. Woven through this is the idea of what it means to be masculine, something I think a lot of young queers can struggle with, but is an important conversation that needs to be discussed.

Like THE BLACK FLAMINGO, Atta is able to create a fully realized story using an almost minimalist approach by telling the story in verse, and like TBF, it works beautifully here. I’ll be honest, books told in verse don’t usually work for me, yet Atta’s storytelling keeps me engaged and I read this through in two sittings.

An excellent read if you’re looking for a coming of age queer love story this #pridemonth.

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