Everyone around Alvin seems to be obsessed with one thing — sex. Alvin finds it uncomfortable to think and talk about it and he knows he isn't ready and may never be. His friends, however, think that all Alvin needs is to hook up with the right guy, so they identify three of the most eligible guys in school and start a plan to set Alvin up with each one. First there's Allistair, a boy with strong ambitions to become a gay leader in politics. Second is Rowan, a trans boy who mysteriously misses classes. Third is Jesse, the popular rich kid known for wild parties and breaking hearts. But the closer Alvin gets to being physical with someone, the more he's uncertain that this is for him and he begins to wonder if he's asexual. Can Alvin find the love that's right for him?
MYRIAD AUGUSTINE is a queer, non-binary, intersectional feminist. They founded and co-run the Wheelhouse, a nonprofit designed to be a supporting resource for people facing barriers of accessibility. This is their first teen novel. Myriad lives in Toronto, Ontario.
"Seamlessly includes helpful real-life resources."
"A valuable and gentle introduction to the world of homoromantic asexuality and its place in queer
culture and community."
"The fast-moving YA romantic plots will keep readers engaged."
"[The Real Love books] stand out for their authentic depictions of LGBTQ+ teens; recommended for high school collections."