I Wish You All the Best

Mason Deaver

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult
emotional slow-paced

329 pages | first published 2019

Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.

But Ben's attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.

At turns heartbreaking and joyous, I Wish You All the Best is both a celebration of life, friendship, and love, and a shining example of hope in the face of adversity.

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emotional 91%
hopeful 70%
inspiring 45%
reflective 36%
sad 30%
funny 20%
lighthearted 20%
informative 18%
challenging 11%
tense 9%
relaxing 2%
dark 0%


medium 64%
slow 18%
fast 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 1% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 10% | N/A: 4%

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