Straight Expectations


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SKU: 9780241551141 Category: Tag: Author: Calum McSwigganPublication Date: 4th May 2023Format: Paperback / softbackPages: 336Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK


‘I want what the straight kids have. Even just for a couple of days . . .’

Seventeen-year-old Max might be out and proud but he’s usually too busy checking his nail polish to check his privilege.

So when he says he wishes he could have the ‘easy’ life straight kids enjoy, Max gets more than he bargained for. He wakes up to find his wish has come true – not only have his feelings for boys vanished, so has his lifelong best friend Dean.

With his world turned upside down and relationships in tatters, can Max find his way back to the life he took for granted, and maybe even win the heart of the guy he thought could never be his . . . ?

What If It’s Us meets One Last Stop in this deliciously swoony queer romance.

‘Outrageous, heartfelt, funny and tender, Straight Expectations is a thought provoking exploration of identity and what makes us who we are’ Simon James Green, author of Gay Club.

‘A refreshingly unique, beautifully queer take on a familiar trope, packed with endless adorable moments, sugar sweetness and laugh-out-loud hilarity. Don’t miss out on this utterly charming, heart-melting rom-com from a new voice to watch in the queer YA world!’ Sophie Gonzales, co-author of If This Gets Out.

Straight Expectations blends classic rom-com with a heartfelt examination of what it is to be queer, and how it’s so much more than just a matter of attraction’ LC Rosen, author of Camp.

Straight Expectations