Books On Our Radar: Anything But Fine by Tobias Madden
Anything But Fine by Tobias Madden should be on your radar for the early reviews talk about how fresh and full of heart this story is, about what happens when life interrupts your passions, coming of age, and coming out. This is the debut full length novel from Tobias Madden, who has a strong voice in the Australia YA market and is definitely an author to watch! Be sure to add this one to your January TBR for the 25th release date.
Thank you to Page Street YA for sending me an advance copy for my consideration.
Anything But Fineby Tobias Madden
Published by: Page Street Kids
on January 25, 2022
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Young Adult
All it takes is one missed step for your life to change forever.
Luca Mason knows exactly who he is and what he wants: In six months, he’s going to be accepted into the Australian Ballet School, leave his fancy private high school, and live his life as a star of the stage—at least that’s the plan until he falls down a flight of stairs and breaks his foot in a way he can never recover from.
With his dancing dreams dead on their feet, Luca loses his performing arts scholarship and transfers to the local public school, leaving behind all his ballet friends and his whole future on stage.
The only bright side is that he strikes up unlikely friendships with the nicest (and nerdiest) girl at his new school, Amina, and the gorgeous, popular, and (reportedly) straight school captain, Jordan Tanaka-Jones.
As Luca’s bond with Jordan grows stronger, he starts to wonder: who is he without ballet? And is he setting himself up for another heartbreak?