I Wish You all the Best by Mason DeaverI Wish You all the Best by Mason Deaver

I Wish You all the Best

byMason Deaver

Hardcover | May 14, 2019

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When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.

But Ben's attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.

At turns heartbreaking and joyous, I Wish You All the Best is both a celebration of life, friendship, and love, and a shining example of hope in the face of adversity.
Mason Deaver is a non-binary author and librarian from a small town in North Carolina where the word "y'all" is used in abundance. When they aren't writing or working, they're typically found in their kitchen baking something that's bad for them or out in their garden complaining about the toad that likes to dig holes around their hydr...
Title:I Wish You all the BestFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.54 × 5.78 × 1.06 inPublished:May 14, 2019Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:133830612X

ISBN - 13:9781338306125

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"I . . ." I can do this. Just keep breathing.There's that tightness in my stomach, like something is just twisting and twisting and it wonâ??t let go until the moment is over. And everything will unravel, and I'll feel free."I wanted to tell you two something."Dad looks at me now.This is it.It's kinda funny actually; the script I wrote for myself, the one I typed in Word so I'd cover everything I wanted to, it's just totally gone from my memory now. Like someone zapped it all away.Maybe that's for the best; maybe this is how I'll be the most honest with them.If it just comes from me and not some rehearsed version of myself, maybe that will help; maybe that'll be better?I tell them. Slowly.At first, relief floods over me. I think I can actually feel myself relax.I just wish that feeling could've lasted longer.

Editorial Reviews

"Heartfelt, romantic, and quietly groundbreaking. This book will save lives." -- Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda"Both a window into a deeply human and beautifully complex experience, and a mirror reflecting some of the simplest, yet most powerful desires of the heart, I Wish You All the Best is a beacon of hope in a broken world. We all need this book." -- Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin"A truly unique and beautiful debut." -- Adi Alsaid, author of Let's Get Lost"Profoundly poignant and often swoon-worthy... a stunning gift to the world." -- Jay Coles, author of Tyler Johnson Was Here"Mason Deaver's debut is an important and inspiring novel about identity, acceptance, friendship, familial relationships, and the people who become your family." -- Sabina Khan, author of The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali