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First Time for Everything

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First Time for Everything by Henry Fry
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May 10, 2022 | ISBN 9780593358702

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“[There’s] a new wave of authors releasing uplifting queer literature that casts its characters as the heroes of their lives. . . . This summer, a host of LGBTQ+ romcom novels are coming out (excuse the pun), crammed with blossoming romances and glittery escapism.”The Guardian

“[An] LOL-worthy debut.”Cosmopolitan

“Big-hearted.”The Daily Beast

“A journey of self-discovery that encompasses the perils of dating, the slog of working, and the alarming outcomes of therapy, lots and lots of therapy . . . It all makes for a delightfully funny story populated by characters that readers will really grow to care about.”Manhattan Book Review

“Fry brings a refreshing voice to the queer coming-of-age novel with characters whose stories don’t revolve around trauma. Instead, everyday experiences are portrayed with drama and delight.”The Washington Post (New & Noteworthy)

“Remarkable . . . This is a devastating and authentic story of gay shame. Meanwhile, in from the side swings a hilarious and heartwarming tale of self-acceptance and friendship. This is the modern gay novel, with the sass of a drag queen and the wisdom of a queer elder. I’m telling all my friends to read it!”—Adam Zmith, author of Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures

First Time for Everything is a wild novel about rage and joy. Danny Scudd is a young Londoner trying to discern between his persona and his truth. His journey is hilarious, tender, raw, and heart-stoppingly moving. I adored this powerful, wonderful book.”—Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Jetsetters

“Properly laugh-out-loud, bitingly funny.”Laura Kay, author of Tell Me Everything

“This is a book for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider—for all of us who have gone through the joyful, excruciating, and necessary journey of discovering the people we were always meant to be.”—Grant Ginder, author of Let’s Not Do That Again and The People We Hate at the Wedding

“Reading this book felt like hanging out with one of my queer besties. I’d highly recommend it to anyone who’s ever felt like they didn’t belong.”—Celia Laskey, author of Under the Rainbow

“I love that this book exists! The characters were so real to me that I’m still thinking about them (and wishing we were friends). . . . A very relatable journey of self-discovery.”—Radhika Sanghani, author of 30 Things I Love About Myself
 
“Funny, touching, and fabulous . . . a little slice of queer joy.”—Julie Cohen, author of Together

“Tender and funny . . . Throughout, this effervescent chronicle rings true.”Publishers Weekly

“An entertaining, fast-paced read . . . a queer coming-of-adulthood story told with humor, tenderness, and quirk.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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