Illustration: Jenn Woodall
Design: Trisha Previte
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Primary CWs: misgendering, underage drinking
Secondary CWs (minor references): biphobia, homophobia, substance addiction, eating disorders/body image
It Goes Like This
(Feiwel & Friends, 5/18/21)
In Miel Moreland's heartfelt young adult debut, four queer teens realize that sometimes you have to risk hitting repeat on heartbreak.
Eva, Celeste, Gina, and Steph used to think their friendship was unbreakable. After all, they've been though a lot together, including the astronomical rise of Moonlight Overthrow, the world-famous queer pop band they formed in middle school, never expecting to headline anything bigger than the county fair.
But after a sudden falling out leads to the dissolution of the teens' band, their friendship, and Eva and Celeste's starry-eyed romance, nothing is the same. Gina and Celeste step further into the spotlight, Steph disappears completely, and Eva, heartbroken, takes refuge as a songwriter and secret online fangirl...of her own band. That is, until a storm devastates their hometown, bringing the four ex-best-friends back together. As they prepare for one last show, they'll discover whether growing up always means growing apart.
"It Goes Like This is a touching and delightful exploration of queer friendship, love, and art. I want to live in this fun, heartfelt, and important book ‘til the moon crashes into the sea." — Auriane Desombre, author of I Think I Like You
"A moving story of friendship, love, and growing up. Like the best of melodies, it will stay with you long after it’s over." — Caleb Roehrig, author of Fell of Dark