Mason Deaver presents I Wish You All the Best, in conversation with Becky Albertalli

At turns heartbreaking and joyous, this YA novel is a celebration of life, friendship, and love—a shining example of hope in the face of adversity. When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parent's rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school. But Ben's attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.

Mason Deaver is a non-binary author and librarian from a small town in North Carolina where the word "y' all" is used in abundance. When they aren't writing or working, they're typically found in their kitchen baking something that's bad for them or out in their garden complaining about the toad that likes to dig holes around their hydrangeas. I Wish You All the Best is their debut novel. You can find them online at masondeaverwrites.com and on Twitter @masondeaver.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
I Wish You All the Best Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338306125
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Push - May 14th, 2019