LGBT+ books: Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour
When you first fall in love, it’s a dream, it’s perfection, it’s the movies. But, I suppose in the end it’s rarely real, or at least not as perfect as you imagined. Distance and time make you see the holes in it… the imperfections. Reflecting back on your first love can feel like rewatching a movie you loved as a child only to find it was nothing like you remembered. The dialogue seems forced and dumb, the setting seems dated, the plot has giant holes. But you still love it because it meant something to you at the time. That feels a lot like first love to me.