The Art Of Blending In

Hardcover | January 30, 2018

byAngelo Surmelis

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Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend Henry has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer.

Tired, isolated, scared—Evan’s only escape is drawing in an abandoned church that feels as lonely as he is. And, yes, he kissed one guy over the summer. But it’s his best friend Henry who’s now proving to be irresistible. It’s Henry who suddenly seems interested in being more than friends. And it’s Henry who makes him believe that he’s more than his mother’s harsh words and terrifying abuse. But as things with Henry heat up, and his mother’s abuse escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by avoiding attention at all costs.

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Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend Henry has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer. Tired, isolated, scared—Eva...

Angelo Surmelis was raised in Greece until he immigrated to Illinois at the age of five. He currently lives in Los Angeles. An award-winning designer, Surmelis has been featured on over 50 television shows, including The Today Show, Extra, as well as in magazines such as InStyle, TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly. He has worked as a ho...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:January 30, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062659006

ISBN - 13:9780062659002

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“The Art of Blending In is at once timely and timeless. I may not be a seventeen-year-old immigrant trying to come to terms with my sexuality and a troubling home life, but I can still relate to every word and every worry Evan faces on the pages of Angelo’s funny/wise/poignant triumph of a debut.”