Been Here All Along: He's In Love With The Boy Next Door by Sandy HallBeen Here All Along: He's In Love With The Boy Next Door by Sandy Hall

Been Here All Along: He's In Love With The Boy Next Door

bySandy Hall

Paperback | August 30, 2016

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From the author of A Little Something Different comes a quirky, heartfelt novel about high school, first love, and what happens when the plans you make for yourself go just a little bit awry.

Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, leading the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do not include falling head over heels for his best friend and next-door neighbor, Kyle. It's a distraction. It's pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon doesn't know what to do...

Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. Then both Ruby and Gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, and Kyle can't quite figure out what he did wrong.

Author Sandy Hall's signature wit and charm is back with Been Here All Along, an LGBT young adult romance from Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads.

Praise for Been Here All Along:

"It really was everything I had hoped it would be. . . If you need a cute romance to end your summer with, read this. It's sweet. It's adorable. It's full of emotions. It's one of the best romances I've ever read, and I'll be reading this one again multiple times." -Here's to Happy Endings

"This book is sweet and fun and all sorts of adorable. It was a typical, simple high school romance, but it was kind of nice to see one of those with LGBT characters-without a lot of angsty complications. . . If you're a fan of cute YA romance, this book will hit the spot." -Feed Your Fiction Addiction

"Such a fun, adorable read . . . another fun addition to Hall's repertoire of swoonworthy reads." -Good Books & Good Wine

"Atmospheric and heart-warming . . . [Kyle and Gideon] have the kind of friendship we all wish we had. They know one another to the core of their beings. I have some real friendship goals right now, because of the two of them." -Hit Or Miss Books

Sandy Hall is the author of A Little Something Different and Signs Point to Yes. She is a teen librarian from New Jersey, where she was born and raised, and has a BA in communication and a master's degree in library and information science from Rutgers University. When she isn't writing or teen librarian-ing, she enjoys reading, marath...
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Title:Been Here All Along: He's In Love With The Boy Next DoorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.18 × 5.52 × 0.64 inPublished:August 30, 2016Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250100658

ISBN - 13:9781250100658

Customer Reviews of Been Here All Along: He's In Love With The Boy Next Door

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is extremely cute and fluffy! Been Here All Along explores a friend-to-couple romance, that throws away the cheesy, predictable instalove romance that don't really end up swoon-worthy in the end. I hated Gideon, but loved Kyle and the rest of the side characters who made this quick, enjoyable story up. Most of all, Hall, as always, explores some themes that many authors never choose to touch on—like learning disabilities, perfectionism and LGBT romances with your best friend. This is so, so real and I could just picture Kyle and Gideon in their New Jersey town right now, speaking Elvish and watching Lord of the Rings.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cliché, much? On the bright side, this probably took a total of an hour and a half to read. Mostly because I had to keep re-reading scenes to figure out what the hell was going on because nothing was actually described. This is another case of horrendous writing within the LGBT+ genre, which is very disheartening. I wanted this to be good. I thought it would be good. Reading the summary, I actually thought it would be amazing. Amazing it was not. Sure, it kept my attention, but it was also very clear that it was something someone had thrown together without putting much effort into it or having developed their writing at all. The plot is so unoriginal and over-played that it was very evident the novel had been dredged up from the flowery side of the internet, where the masses all flock towards bad writing and cliches because they enjoy not having to think while they're reading and revisiting the same things over and over again. Kyle's character and the OCD aspects of Gideon's (which were never called such, but that seemed to have something to do with the author's being uneducated around most things) are what bumps this up to two stars. I appreciated the mention of the learning disability, as that's something that's not talked about enough in most literature. I did not appreciate how much of it was skirted over or avoided all together. Ruby was a gross mess of tropes and inconsistency, as were the brief appearances made by the L-squad (Lilah and Lauren and that other guy or something. Seriously? Did no one ever tell Hall not to start every character's name with the same letter?). Still, it was a quick read that required absolutely no thought. If you're looking for something mindless to get a kick out of, this is your book.
Date published: 2016-11-10

Editorial Reviews

"It really was everything I had hoped it would be. . . If you need a cute romance to end your summer with, read this. It's sweet. It's adorable. It's full of emotions. It's one of the best romances I've ever read, and I'll be reading this one again multiple times." -Here's to Happy Endings"This book is sweet and fun and all sorts of adorable. It was a typical, simple high school romance, but it was kind of nice to see one of those with LGBT characters-without a lot of angsty complications. . . If you're a fan of cute YA romance, this book will hit the spot." -Feed Your Fiction Addiction"Such a fun, adorable read . . . another fun addition to Hall's repertoire of swoonworthy reads." -Good Books & Good Wine"Atmospheric and heart-warming . . . [Kyle and Gideon] have the kind of friendship we all wish we had. They know one another to the core of their beings. I have some real friendship goals right now, because of the two of them." -Hit Or Miss Books