Daniel, Deconstructed (Hardcover)

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DANIEL, DECONSTUCTED is a heart filled novel for the artsy, quirky, neurodivergent, nerdy kids (myself among them). Daniel is the kid with a camera at every function, that everyone at the school knows, who LARPS on the weekend, who the drummer of the local band falls for, who everyone thinks is dating everyone he talks to..... basically he doesn't realize he's the main character of this story. James Ramos has written a story that is earnest, kind, hilarious, and reads like teen rom com, the cast of which features an autistic MC and a nonbinary love interest.
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A nerdy high schooler learns to embrace his main-character energy in this witty and heart-healing ode to movie tropes, meet-cutes, and LGBTQ+ love.

Photographer and film buff Daniel Sanchez learned a long time ago that the only way to get by in an allistic world is to mask his autism and follow the script. Which means he knows that boisterous, buff, and beautiful soccer superstars like his best friend, Mona Sinclair, shouldn't be wasting time hanging out with introverts who prefer being behind the camera.

So when Daniel meets a new classmate, Gabe Mendes, who is tall, mysterious, nonbinary, and--somehow--as cool as Mona, Daniel knows exactly how this is going to play out. Mona and Gabe will meet cute, win their nominations for Homecoming Court, and ride off into the sunset together. Daniel just needs to do a little behind-the-scenes directing.

But matchmaking means stepping into the mystifying and illogical world of love, dating, and relationships, where nothing is as it seems and no one knows their lines. And when Daniel finds himself playing a starring role in this romance, he'll question everything he thought he knew about himself and his place in the world.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781335010025
ISBN-10: 1335010025
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English