Queerceañera (Hardcover)

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This irresistible and hilarious rom-com from acclaimed author Alex Crespo is a whirlwind of telenovela-level drama and hijinks when Joaquin Zoido finds himself fake-dating his childhood crush and newly minted date to his queerceañera.

Joaquin Zoido is out and proud of it. And while he knew his dad and sister, Carmen, would be super supportive, he wasn’t quite ready for them to surprise him with a queerceañera, a coming out party to celebrate him. Between all the talks of tastings and venues, and the chirping of his family’s RSVP texts, the question of who will be his chambelán is on everyone’s minds.

What Joaquin is decidedly trying to not think about is whether his mom is going attend or if she’s finally replaced him with her favorite godson, Felix—the boy who made Joaquin realize he was gay and who was his first kiss. But when an impromptu lie snowballs into a full-fledged family-group-chat rumor, every Zoido from Texas to Mexico starts believing that Felix is not only Joaquin’s chambelán but also his brand-new boyfriend.

To avoid the pity and sympathies of an ill-timed breakup, Joaquin and Felix strike a deal—they’ll stay fake boyfriends until the party. Yet, as the day draws nearer and old feelings spark anew, Joaquin will have to decide whether a picture-perfect queerceañera with a fake boyfriend is worth giving up the chance of something real.

About the Author

Born and raised by the Great Lakes, Alex Crespo writes about queer love, magic, and all the ways they intersect. When not writing, you can find him making art or daydreaming about the Mothman. He currently lives in Chicago with an endless anime watchlist and his black cat, Hex.

Praise For…

"A coming of age in the wake of the coming-of-age party. Impossible to put down." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An absolute romp.” — Aiden Thomas, New York Times Bestselling author of Cemetery Boys

“Simmering with romantic yearnings and pulse-racing flirtations, Queerceañera is a delightful romcom. Like all great parties, you won’t want this joyful celebration to end.” — Brian D. Kennedy, author of A Little Bit Country and My Fair Brady

“Made even richer by humor, sweet friendships, and an adorable romance, this is a delightfully charming story that encourages readers to join in on the party.” — Racquel Marie, author of Ophelia After All 

“Filled with gossipy family, loyal friends, and a splash of fake-dating charm, Queerceañera is funny, heartfelt, and very, very gay.”  — Edward Underhill, author of This Day Changes Everything and Always the Almost

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063257405
ISBN-10: 0063257408
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English