Review: Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

Book Title: Fan Art
Author: Sarah Tregay
Published Date: June 17th, 2014
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: YA Contemporary
Book Link: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads:
When the picture tells the story…

Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem. Not college—that’s all set. Not prom—he’ll find a date somehow. No, it’s the worst problem of all: he’s fallen for his best friend.

As much as Jamie tries to keep it under wraps, everyone seems to know where his affections lie, and the giggling girls in art class are determined to help Jamie get together with Mason. But Jamie isn’t sure if that’s what he wants—because as much as Jamie would like to come clean to Mason, what if the truth ruins everything? What if there are no more road trips, taco dinners, or movie nights? Does he dare risk a childhood friendship for romance?

This book is about what happens when a picture reveals what we can’t say, when art is truer than life, and how falling in love is easy, except when it’s not. Fan Art explores the joys and pains of friendship, of pressing boundaries, and how facing our worst fears can sometimes lead us to what we want most.

Disclaimer: I got this book from Katherine Tegen via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.

Oh man, I was so excited about this book and for the first about 20% of it I was actually enjoying it. But everything took a downward turn and I started to feel really bored while reading this book. 

I was so excited about the possibility of Jamie and Mason getting together as best friend romances are some of my favorite things in the world. Add on the LGBT aspect of it and that would ordinarily excite me so much that I’d devour the book at lightening speed. I am not really the artsy type but I was hoping that the slow burn romance would allow me to overlook the artsy parts of the book.

But not with this couple. I really felt like Jamie and Mason would be much better as friends and that a romance would really ruin the friendship. I wanted to root for them to get together, but I didn’t feel “it” between them so I didn’t root for them because I didn’t feel any chemistry. It was awful feeling like this and feeling like there was no character development for either of them, which was definitely something I was looking for.

It kills me to admit this, but this book really disappointed me and I was so bored while reading the book. So I’ll be giving it 2 stars. It had a lot of potential, but it wasn’t executed all that well and it felt like a chore to pick this book up every single time.

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