One Man Guy

One Man GuyWhen Alek’s high-achieving, Armenian-American parents send him to summer school after his freshman year of high school, he thinks his summer is ruined. But then he meets Ethan, who opens his world in a series of truly unexpected ways.

I love reading girl meets boy romance stories but I like boy meets boy romances even better. Maybe it’s the added depth to the romance, with the combination of coming-out and coming-of-age stories. In One Man Guy, Alek is so focused on the family and cultural conflicts of his boyfriend not being Armenian than the fact that he has just realized he is gay is a side issue!

In the case of this romantic comedy, these two boys falling in serious “like” with each other is simply adorable.  With laugh-out-loud dialogue and adventures from suburban New Jersey into New York City, One Man Guy is perfect for readers who enjoyed David Levithan’s Boy meets Boy or movies like Latter Days,Get Real or Trick.

Warning: the title is a Rufus Wainwright song reference – you’ll want to check out his albums after reading this story!

Check out this brand new book at your library – One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Arts & Crafts Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, and frequent library customer, especially with her children. She reads a new book every few days, but recently loved Adorkable by Sarra Manning, Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman and Tin Star by Cecil Castellucchi.