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Anything could happen

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A phenomenal debut about a gay Southern boy in love with his straight best friend.

Tretch Farm lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his best friend, Matt Gooby. Matt has two gay dads, but isn't all that gay himself . . . which doesn't stop Tretch from loving him anyway.

Things get even more complicated when a girl falls for Tretch, and Tretch doesn't know how to put her off without revealing everything to everyone. Meanwhile, his family is facing some challenges of its own, and it's going to take Tretch coming out and coming to peace with his situation for his life to move forward.

Anything Could Happen is a poignant, hard-hitting exploration of love and friendship, a provocative debut that shows that sometimes we have to let things fall apart before we can make them whole again.

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Grouping Title anything could happen
Grouping Author walton will
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-21 22:53:23PM
Last Indexed 2018-08-20 23:59:09PM

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display_description Tretch lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his straight best friend. For his part, Matt is completely oblivious to the way Tretch feels -- and Tretch can't tell whether that makes it better or worse. The problem with living a lie is that the lie can slowly become your life. For Tretch, the problem isn't just with Matt. His family has no idea who he really is and what he's really thinking. The girl at the local bookstore has no clue how off-base her crush on him is. And the guy at school who's a thorn in Tretch's side doesn't realize how close to the truth he's hitting. Tretch has spent a lot of time dancing alone in his room, but now he's got to step outside his comfort zone and into the wider world. Because like love, a true self can rarely be contained.
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subject_facet Closeted gays -- Fiction, Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship in adolescence -- Fiction, Gay teenagers -- Fiction, Identity (Psychology) in adolescence -- Fiction, Male friendship -- Fiction, Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence -- Fiction, Teenage boys -- Fiction, Young adult fiction, Young gay men -- Fiction
title_display Anything could happen
title_full Anything Could Happen, Anything could happen / Will Walton
title_short Anything could happen
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