Howie gets a job at a hokey arts ‘n crafts store to meet girls. Instead, he meets Arthur. Sure, Arthur is smart and charming and has distractingly magnificent eyelashes, but there’s no getting away from one troublesome fact: he’s a dude. And Howie, who’s spent the past twenty-two years being strictly unexceptional, isn’t about to shake up his whole (mediocre) existence now. … Right?
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT KNOW NOT WHY?
(Just, you know, in case you were wondering.)
This book is fantastic. And, after reading the whole thing, it’s clear why the author chose self-publishing. Know Not Why is a delightful 112,000 word long novel that defies genre. It’s a coming of age story about people in their early 20s, who come to the realization that they don’t have the slightest clue what they’re doing in life. It’s an LGBT romance, but it’s very PG-13. Everything is about relationships and banter, with no graphic sex scenes in sight. Until the bookstores develop a section for twenty-something YA, I’m not sure where this book would fit. And it deserves to be read.
-Rhiannon / Feminist Fiction
I can’t even begin to describe my emotions while reading this book. It hurt so fucking good. The main character is such a jerk. He’s nothing short of awful. You want to hate him for all that he does. And you just. CAN’T. Because, really, he’s just a guy that doesn’t know what he wants yet. He’s just human.
-diddlyhiddles / Tumblr
This is a great LGBT novel, mostly because it does what a lot of David Levithan’s novels do- it’s a love story, and there is a little tension over the LGBT-ness of the relationship, but it’s not the point of the novel, which I love. It’s a great feel good story, despite the fact that it’s not 100% smooth sailing. I finished this book in just a couple hours and when I was finished with it, I just felt content, which I think is the best way to feel when finishing a book.
-Jenn / Goodreads
The pacing is good. The wording is fun. There’s plenty of humor. And best of all, plenty of love. Which is what this story is. A story of love, done well.
-J. Hernandez / Amazon
The next JK Rowling-right here. So not exaggerating.
-anoel / Tumblr
I’m behind them like…
But when I pass the accident I’m like…