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As natural disasters begin to befall them the closer they become, Milo and Marcos soon begin to wonder if the universe itself is plotting against them in this young adult debut by the playwright and creator of The Two Princes podcast, Kevin Christopher Snipes.

Milo Connolly has managed to survive most of high school without any major disasters, so by his calculations, he's well past due for some sort of Epic Teenage Catastrophe. Even so, all he wants his senior year is to fly under the radar.

Everything is going exactly as planned until the dreamy and charismatic Marcos Price saunters back into his life after a three-year absence and turns his world upside down. Suddenly Milo is forced to confront the long-buried feelings that he's kept hidden not only from himself but also from his deeply religious parents and community.

To make matters worse, strange things have been happening around his sleepy Florida town ever since Marcos's return--sinkholes, blackouts, hailstorms. Mother Nature is out of control, and the closer Milo and Marcos get, the more disasters seem to befall them. In fact, as more and more bizarre occurrences pile up, Milo and Marcos find themselves faced with the unthinkable: Is there a larger, unseen force at play, trying to keep them apart? And if so, is their love worth risking the end of the world?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Snipes' debut is a roller coaster of a contemporary romance as Marcos and Milo navigate their resurfaced feelings as well as a string of natural disasters that seem intent on keeping them apart. Fans of the author's podcast, The Two Princes, and those looking for a meaningful queer love story will delight in this high-stakes, energetically paced senior-year tale. When Marcos moves back to town after three years, Milo realizes it's time to face the truth about his feelings and stop hiding from his family and church community. Told from Milo's perspective, the story's voice and narrative are extremely relatable as he explores his identity and goes on a journey of self-love. As the two boys grow closer, a pattern of strange natural events rocks their small town, forcing Milo to confront his feelings and the possibility of supernatural forces at work, which coincidentally started when Marcos returned. In addition to their unearthed emotions, the question arises: Are they willing to let the world collapse for the sake of their love?"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Playwright and podcaster Snipes's debut--a tender romance with an engaging premise--is a sensitive portrayal of a Christian teenager grappling with his sexuality. Seventeen-year-old Milo Connolly's first day of senior year is derailed by a giant sinkhole appearing in front of his Port Orange, Fla., high school; it's further complicated when he realizes that 17-year-old Marcos Price, whom Milo crushed on at church camp three years before, has moved to town. Devout white Presbyterian Milo has spent their time apart trying to forget that summer, but when half-white, half-Cuban atheist Marcos reveals that he feels the same way, the boys attempt a tentative courtship that seems doomed from the start: Holding hands sparks a blackout, a day at the beach brings a hailstorm, and their first date ends with a meteor destroying Marco's car. After a kiss publicly outs them to a crowded stadium and lightning strikes the arena, the boys must face their conservative families as well as Milo's certainty that God is destroy-ing the world as Milo begins to reject his internalized homophobia. Snipes thoughtfully captures Milo's internal turmoil on his jour-ney to self-acceptance, and the teens' willingness to explore their relationship amid calamity offers an engaging image of headlong first love. Ages 13--up. Agent: Tanusri Prasanna, Foundry Literary + Media. (May)"
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Additional Information
Publisher [S.l.] :HARPERCOLLINS,2022
Language English
ISBN 0063062569
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