Autoboyography by Christina Lauren


Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligent...

Details Autoboyography

Release DateSep 12th, 2017
PublisherSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Lgbt, Romance

Reviews Autoboyography

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    This was such a touching love story. There were so many obstacles along the way due to the very religious town Tanner and Sebastian were living in and I worried for them the entire time but it was a great read. I loved how it featured a bisexual main character and examined what bisexuality means, tackling some common misconceptions, and showed how difficult it can be for a gay boy who has grown up in the Mormon church. Overall, such a great book!
  • Lola Reviewer
    His smile ruins me. Watching Tanner and Sebastian fall in love felt like privilege. Mostly because they were so beautiful together I couldn’t shake the feeling that I should consider myself lucky to be able to witness such magic. My goodness... romance stories turn me to mush. Though I’m surprised I managed to enjoy—love, actually—this book. After all, I will answer to anyone who asks that no, I in no way find insta-love realistic. And ye...
  • C.G. Drews
    I HAVE SO MANY EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW AND I FREAKING TEARED UP. Who am I. I am not a tearer. Look I honestly found this book really...hard to read at times. It's beautiful and it's honest and it's about love is love, no matter who you are or who you love. But it's set really heavily against a backdrop of religion and that's HARD. So it was hard to read, I felt, and I honestly absolutely ache right now. BUT AT THE SAME TIME THIS BOOK ---> AN ABSOLUTE ...
  • softlykaz (on hiatus)
    *drops sandwich to clap*Reading this book felt like having your own personal cheer squad. I really did not expect to love it this much but now I can't seem to get rid of these....emotions.... like, goddamn it! if my heart won’t start working for the good of the team, at least I should get to exchange it for a loaf of bread fresh out of the oven just for that warm homey smell!!I mean sure, it was kinda.. sorta.. definitely insta-lovey and I’d ...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    ”This is how we reveal ourselves: these tiny flashes of discomfort, the reactions we can’t hide.”“Autoboyography” was one of those books I wanted to read ever since I read the blurb. I mean there was the mention of a bisexual character that’s forced to stay in the closet because he moved to Utha and truth be told that alone was already enough to pique my interest! *lol*Still, when I picked up the book I didn’t expect to go through s...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    I don't know how to talk about this book. I don't know if I'll ever be able to explain my feelings on this book and how it got to me in so many specific ways. This book felt like a book about home. It was a story about people I grew up with, it was a story about myself and my connection to my sexuality and the religion I grew up being a part of. I saw my high school friends in character after character. I saw a boy I went to school with who grew ...
  • emma
    Okay. I want to start out by saying that I know this book has been veryyyy important for a lot of people, and that's rad. But I had a lot of problems with it and it wasn't for me. If this resonated with ya or anything, maybe just don't read this review? It's not going to make you happy my friend I promise ya that.So now that we have that out of the way. (I say as if there's any way on god's great green earth I'm not going to still get someone com...
  • shady boots | #20gayteen
    I'M GAY I'M GAY I'M GAY I'M GAAAAAAAAAAYMan, it always feels good to say it out loud. Though I have to remain closeted in my real life for my own safety and well-being, thank god for the internet. I can be as unabashedly, unequivocally and unapologetically gay as I want and it's such a liberating thing.I guess that's why I harbored a lot of envy towards Tanner and also related very much to Sebastian. Here is Tanner; a bisexual boy who has very li...
  • emi
    3.5/5 stars"I don’t actually care if you break my heart, Sebastian. I went into this knowing it could happen and I gave it to you anyway. But I don’t want you to break your own. You have so much space in your heart for your church, but does it have space for you?" Let's just start this review with a disclosure, shall we? A main theme of this book is the Mormon/LDS religion. Now I am a very proud, tapir-loving exmormon, meaning I was raised an...
  • Larry H
    Yes, Leo, me, too. All the feels.I couldn't love Christina Lauren's Autoboyography any more if I tried. As I've said so many times, I am so happy that young adult books like this exist and are readily available in today's world, to help this generation realize that whatever their problem is, they will be able to overcome it, and thrive. But at the same time, I can't help but be perhaps a tad bitter that not one book like this existed when I was g...
  • Clau R.
    MY PRECIOUS BABIES. Sebastian, let me adopt you.
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    ”A God worthy of your eternal love wouldn’t judge you for who you love while you’re here.” Wow, this was unexpectedly sad.What makes this book succeed is the weird tonal mix of cutesy romance and somewhat sad character development. It’s a mix that works very well, leading the reader to both suspend their disbelief around tropes AND emotionally connect to the story. Basically, there is drama. There are things that Bugged Me. There were ...
  • Joce (squibblesreads)
    FULL VIDEO REVIEW AT THIS LINK!I’m SCREAMING. I’m destroyed. Granted, I have a major weak spot and see through rose colored glasses because of my personal history when I read books that involve romance + writing but omg.
  • Christy
    4 stars!!! Autoboyography is a great coming of age/YA story. This was much different than what I’m used to when I pick up a Christina Lauren novel, but I was pleasantly surprised with how well written it was! Tanner is a high-school senior who is half-jewish and bisexual. He lives in the mormon capital of the US. Tanner takes a writing class his last year of school and Sebastian, who previously graduated is helping out. Tanner and Sebastian ha...
  • may ➹ (semi hiatus)
    SOMEONE HOLD ME LOVE IS TRUE LOVE IS REAL AND I’LL NEVER ACHIEVE LOVE LIKE THE LOVE TANNER AND SEBASTIAN HAVE FOR EACH OTHER\I just... god. this book is, objectively speaking, not perfect. it has flaws, and it even has insta-love, which if you know me is one of my most hated book tropes ever. but oh my GOD the way it was written kept me so engaged and I was so invested in this story that I literally didn’t realize it was insta-love halfway th...
  • Manju
    Light bursts behind my closed eyes, so intensely I nearly hear the popping sound. It's my brain melting, or my world ending, or maybe we've just been hit by a meteor and this is the rapture and I'm given one last perfect moment before I'm sent to purgatory and he’s sent somewhere much, much better. Tanner has moved to this small town with his family recently. His family knows that he is bisexual and very supportive of him. But this town strictl...
  • Gabby
    My review:"His smile ruins me."Holy shit, you guys. Autoboyography is my favorite book from Christina Lauren thus far, and that says a lot considering they are one of my all time favorite authors. I have read several male/male romances, but this one is different from the rest. I have been hyping this book all year long and it's my most anticipated book of 2017, and I'm happy to say it lives up to the hype....
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Contemporary-A-Thon challenge #2: read your most recently acquired contemporary - COMPLETE!Christina Lauren has done it again! This is one of the best YA books I’ve ever read, and I’m SO impressed that it came from two authors that normally write new adult. This was just incredible. Like I said with Roomies, I am SO happy to have read this.
  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    ➳A story line that will have you hooked with not only the religious aspects of an individual with very little opportunities in expansion, but also with the knowledge of knowing what strengthens him and the ones he cares... ➳This was my very first M-M contemporary romance, and I am beyond glad I read it from one of my two favorite duet authors, Christina Lauren since these two ladies never seem to disappoint when it comes down to a good, down...
  • Vir
    This is the beautiful story of a boy writing a book about himself. About falling in love. About kissing, blushing and hiding. About support and be loved.Autoboygraphy is the story of Tanner, a bisexual 18 years old who moves from a more liberal Cali to a Mormon community in Utah. There, in a writing seminar, he meets Sebastian (19), member of a church Tanner's family have motives to despise. This is not a steamy book with tons of hot sex. This is...
    Perfect LGBT + Religion + Family + Friendship i really enjoyed such amazing book absolutely my favorite 💜💜✨'
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4 stars! “His smile ruins me.” This book follows Tanner, an eighteen year old bisexual Jewish kid who moves from liberal Palo Alto to the mormon town Provo, Utah when he was fifteen. His parents ask him to go back into the closet fearing the community won't accept him. And he does, for three years. But then he meets his new TA Sebastian, the son of the local Bishop. And it doesn't take long for him to fall completely in love. “Love fai...
  • Elsa Bravante
    No sé qué escribir. Cuando he leído la última página he llorado como un bebé después del último tercio del libro. La historia de amor, y de otras muchas cosas, entre Tanner, el chico bisexual de California, y Sebastian, el chico gay mormón, en una ciudad de Utah ha sido tan real que después de horas siguen inundando mi mente.Podría hablar sobre el terrible confilicto interno cuando una religión y su doctrina, en este caso la mormona, ...
  • Natasha is a Book Junkie
    “Are you willing to be a secret?” One of the most outstanding and truly unforgettable books I’ve ever read, this tender coming of age tale took my breath away, and to say I loved it would be a gross understatement. Exquisitely written, and laced with immeasurable amounts of heart and truth, this book perfectly captures the intensity and angst of teenage love, while relaying a message that is so powerful and relevant, it moved me to tears t...
  • Cheri
    4.5 Stars“How well I rememberThe look that was in his eyesStealin' kisses from me on the slyTakin' time to make timeTellin' me that he's all mineLearnin' from each other's knowin'Lookin' to see how much we've grown and“The only one who could ever reach meWas the son of a preacher manThe only boy who could ever teach meWas the son of a preacher manYes he was, he was, oh yes he was” -- Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield, Songwriters:...
  • Stacee
    I have loved everything Lo and C put out, but I was exceptionally excited for this book.I loved loved loved Tanner and his family. His parents are so delightful, adorable, and supportive. I loved seeing their openness and the bickering with Hailey. It made them feel real to me. Sebastian was sweet and unsure and it really worked. And because it's a CLo book, you could cut the UST with a knife.Plot wise, it was exactly what I was expecting. This s...
  • Lia
    Autoboyography was so incredibly cute! Autoboyography follows Tanner, who is bisexual and not religious, while he falls in love with a very religious Mormon boy. I loved how the story didn’t avoid the topic of religion, because that is often not discussed in YA books. It also didn’t stay clear of discussing sexuality. I loved reading from the pov of a bisexual boy, which I have never done before. I just loved how diverse this book was and how...
  • Becky
    This book was really lovely and sad to read.Seeing the relationship develop between Tanner and Sebastian was so lovely. It just was so sad that they had to face all these barriers due to the unacceptance of same sex relationships. It’s so sad that in the 21st century people saying that same-sex relationships is wrong is still a thing. Everyone should be allowed to be happy and accepted for who they and who they love 💗 This was a really lovel...
  • prag ✨
    OK IT WAS GOOD I WANT TO GIVE THE AUTHORS A VERY BIG HUG• buddy read with the simon ditcher
  • Vitor Martins
    "His smile ruins me." Eu me interesso muito por livros sobre personagens LGBTQ lidando com religião. É um tema que eu consigo me relacionar profundamente e cada leitura sobre o assunto faz a minha mente se expandir um pouco mais.Em livros como It Looks Like This, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, A Very, Very Bad Thing e Boy Erased: A Memoir eu encontrei histórias de jovens lutando contra a religião para serem eles mesmos. Mas em Autoboyograp...