It’s been a long while since I’ve posted a book review, so I have a long list of reviews to write and post. So is Monday book review day back? I hope so! Today I will talk about Autoboyography by Christina Lauren, a book I read the Dutch translation of.

First, the blurb from Goodreads: Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.

It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

Also read: my review of Only Mostly Devestated

My thoughts on Autoboyography

I fell head over heels in love with this book. I will try to tell more about why, but honestly I don’t even know where to begin.

The fact that he follows a writing class got me really excited. I guess a book that is about books or writing one is just something I really like.

I loved the friend relationship between Autumn and Tanner. The banter in the beginning of the book, and the troubles they later on get. You can just feel that it’s a great relationship and I was rooting for it to stay strong.

The family relationships are amazing. The parents are funny, and pretty cool, but they are also from time to time real parents and I really liked the difference. The little sister is a bit of a pain, but in a way little sisters are supposed to be. Overall, you can’t help but want to have a family like that.

And then Sebastian… I was a bit sceptical at first, but later he totally won me over.

The book focusses on Tanner and Sebastian and the problems that they have and those are some serious things to handle as a teenager. There a big focus on religion and although I don’t usually like that, it really gave this book depth.

Other than the story, characters and relationships, the writing was great and easy. I flew through this book.

I don’t know if I can say anything else that is really valuable, except that I loved this book, you should all read it.

Final rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.