It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publishing Date: May 18, 2021
Content Warnings: primary trigger warning – Misgendering and none of it is done maliciously (although it’s still obviously harmful to the non-binary character) and hospitals / Minor mentions of: biphobia, homophobia, substance addiction, eating disorders/body image, grief/loss of a parent.
In Miel Moreland’s heartfelt young adult debut, It Goes Like This, four queer teens realize that sometimes you have to risk hitting repeat on heartbreak.
Eva, Celeste, Gina, and Steph used to think their friendship was unbreakable. After all, they’ve been though a lot together, including the astronomical rise of Moonlight Overthrow, the world-famous queer pop band they formed in middle school, never expecting to headline anything bigger than the county fair.
But after a sudden falling out leads to the dissolution of the teens’ band, their friendship, and Eva and Celeste’s starry-eyed romance, nothing is the same. Gina and Celeste step further into the spotlight, Steph disappears completely, and Eva, heartbroken, takes refuge as a songwriter and secret online fangirl…of her own band. That is, until a storm devastates their hometown, bringing the four ex-best-friends back together. As they prepare for one last show, they’ll discover whether growing up always means growing apart.
Let us all take a moment to look at the beautiful cover the book has! It is queer-ly beautiful and I love it! As the Pride Month goes on, i have been picking more queer books to read and put infront of the world and have come across some of the most beautiful books. One of them was this one.
I have never read a book on fandom, why? I am not sure! But, this was upfront a new experience for me. I enjoy reading books which happen to go through various phases of friendship, it always hits the heart and Miel did a great job and putting all the beautiful feeling in my heart through this book. Who does not love ex-best friends to bestfriends again?
The book has various queer characters where Celesta and Eva are lesbians, Steph is a non-binary + pansexual character and Gina is shown bisexual. (I told you! Perfect read for any day of the year.) The characters are so different yet so together and I love that about this book.
I have been into Sapphic and queer books recently and I have no books to compare this one to but I am very sure it is one of the best. The plot is very character-driven and you will be able to know different perspectives and it is written in Multi-POV way. It is good to understand characters and the plot from all the sides so that you do not sit thinking, “Oh! What would have happened?”.
I love it overall!
5/5 stars for me!
About The Author
Miel Moreland writes character-driven contemporary Young Adult novels. Born and raised in Minneapolis, she has a Midwestern heart but wandering feet. When not making pop music references and celebrating fandom, she is likely to be found drinking hot chocolate and making spreadsheets. She currently resides in Boston.
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