Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fan Art by Sarah Tregay ARC Book Review~

Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Published Date: June 17th, 2014
eBook, 256 pages
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss


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.

 A lighthearted tale of coming out and falling in love. 

Jamie is a senior in high school and he's fallen for his best friend. The same kid he's known forever. He vows to keep their relationship strictly platonic, no fangirling, no fawning over his tanned body, no nothing, and he fails epically. No matter how hard he tries he just can't give over the crush, and the girls in his art class aren't helping. Everything's threatening to spill over and he's about to yanked out of the closet.

Fan Art is an exploration of high school life, friendships and most of all self discovery. Jamie is no more sure of his future then he is of this thing that's happening inside of him towards his best friend. 

I think what I liked most about Fan Art was how close it stayed to reality. The picture the author painted seemed pretty realistic down to the very last page. It's a lighthearted read even though it deals with heavy issues. 

All of the characters are relative and easy to like, even when they act like silly teenagers. There were times I wanted to knock some sense into Jamie but it all came full circle by the end. It even left me feeling sort of gooey in a good way. 

I'd recommend it to anyone who's looking to find him or herself and wouldn't mind a little romance on the way.


  1. I've been seeing this one around a lot so thank you for sharing your review! I'm definitely really intrigued now. :D