We’re here is a powerful reminder. These two words burned like a fire inside me as I wrote The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge. This story of queer teens in rural Alabama began as them seeking revenge for their heartbreak; however, while writing my heart was broken as Florida House Bill 1557, the infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill, began targeting my community. I cried tears of anger as events unfolded and turned to the document that would become this book to do the only thing I could: keep hope alive.
The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge has been my story for so long, but now it’s our story. Together we’ll learn to believe in ourselves—that is the best revenge, after all. With great pride, I welcome you to join the fight and promise you that you aren’t alone. We are here together.
The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge
This YA debut is Heartstopper meets The First Wives Club, featuring three queer teenage boys in small-town Alabama who set out to get revenge on their ex-boyfriends and end up fighting their school's anti-LGBTQ+ initiatives.