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The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge

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A queer coming-of-age about three teenage boys in small town Alabama who set out to get revenge on their ex-boyfriends and end up starting a student rebellion. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jason June!

Ezra Hayes has always felt like a background character compared to BFFs Lucas and Finley. He would do anything to be seen as a romantic lead, even if it means keeping his boyfriend, Presley, a secret. But when he discovers that Presley is a lying cheater, and his best friends are having boy problems of their own, they want revenge.

Their plans to get even involve sabotaging the largest party of the year, entering a drag competition, and even having Ezra run against his ex for Winter Formal King. Then the school district starts to actively censor queer voices with their Watch What You Say initiative. Taking to TikTok to vent frustrations, Ezra begins “The Last Boyfriends Student Rebellion.”

Between ex-boyfriend drama and navigating viral TikTok fame, Ezra realizes this rebellion is about something more important than revenge. It’s a battle cry to fight back against outdated opinions and redefine what it means to be queer in small town Alabama.

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Praise for this book

"Brave, bighearted, and searingly relevant with an ending that gave me chills - a glitter-dusted revolution of a book." - Becky Albertalli

"Heartfelt and harrowing - a clever coming-of-age tale that expertly explores the challenges of being a young queer person in today's America. I'm certain Hubbard's poignant debut will stick with readers for years to come." - Robbie Couch

"A fun, fabulous, and fierce story that proves you can find the best parts of yourself after someone's done you wrong, and there's often no better revenge than doing just that. These Last Boyfriends will leave a lasting impression!" - Jason June

"A triumphant, inspiring novel about finding your voice and standing up for the voices of others. Filled with a swoony love story and friendships (and dads!) that will bring you to tears, every page rings with an empowering, heartfelt message for queer people of all ages: We are here." - Rachael Lippincott

"Deeply emotional, empowering, and poignant, LAST BOYFRIENDS is a glitter bomb of hope and optimism." - Steven Salvatore

"Rom Com vengeance is back, baby! This debut is just the kind of (justified) hate-fest we need right now. Last Boyfriends is a delicious helping of gay rights - and gay wrongs!" - Adam Sass

"With a cast of authentically messy teens and a timely message, Last Boyfriends is the hopeful, empowering novel the world needs right now. Get ready to join the revolution!" - Phil Stamper

"Fiercely witty and empowering, Last Boyfriends explores identity, heartbreak, friendships, and existing on your own terms with a dynamic, relatable cast. A fiery, showstopping debut." - Julian Winters

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