Designed by Erin Fitzsimmons. Illustrated by Mariana Ramírez / @motekill.

Sixteen-year-old Noah Ramirez loves love, but as a trans boy at a conservative school, he never had much hope for an epic romance of his own. To combat the loneliness, Noah created the Meet Cute Diary, a blog dedicated to documenting trans meet cutes across the globe to give his fellow trans people a new hope for love. Only, the Diary’s entirely fiction, inspired by near-meet cutes Noah stumbled into and rewrote happy endings for. 

When a twist of fate brings Noah to Denver for the summer, he sees this as the perfect opportunity for his own meet cute. But when the Diary is exposed as a fraud, Noah has to put his love story on hold to save the Diary, and the hope it gives his trans readers—unless he can use his own staged romance as evidence of the Diary’s credibility. And really, as a boy who’s spent the last year doing nothing but writing fake romances, building his own should be easy. 

But as Noah’s feelings spiral past the realm of fake dating, and he begins to see his own dream romance come to life before his eyes, he starts to have his doubts. Turns out dating in real life isn’t quite the same as dating on the page, and with the Meet Cute Diary hanging in the balance, Noah will have to decide what he’s willing to sacrifice for the ultimate happily ever after.

Available May 4, 2021

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