By Steve Kluger
A highschool jock and nerd fall in love senior yr, basically to half after an awesome summer season of discovery to wait their respective faculties. they retain in contact at the beginning, yet then slowly flow apart.
Flash ahead twenty years.
Travis and Craig either have nice lives, careers, and loves. yet whatever is lacking .... Travis is the 1st to determine it out. he is nonetheless in love with Craig, and are available what may perhaps, he is going after the boy who captured his center, no matter if it potential abandoning his activity, creating a idiot of himself, and coming into the good unknown. advised in narrative, letters, checklists, and extra, this is often the must-read novel for a person who is questioned what ever occurred to that first nice love.
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