Been Here All Along
Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQIA, YA
Publication date: August 30th, 2016
by Swoon Reads
Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend and next door neighbor, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon doesn’t know what to do.
Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. Then, both Ruby and Gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, and Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong…
-A copy was provided by Swoon Reads for review-
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I sometimes struggled with Been Here All Along because the writing style was a little clunky but overall, it was so adorable and gave me so many warm, mushy, feels. I love the two main characters and I love the ways in which they come together. Plus bffs to lovers is one of my fav tropes so YAY!
Song I associate with the book: You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift.
I mean the title of the book is a reference to the song and the book is basically the music video in book format. Also all of T. Swift’s old songs would go perfectly with this book if anyone needed a playlist to listen to while reading.
Foods that remind me of this book: Fairy Bread
It’s an Aussie snack and also basically this book in food version. Would recommend the snack and the book.
Beverage I associate with the book: Cinnamon Chai Latte
Because cinnamon-y warmth is a good way to describe this book.
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