Meet Cute Diary

Emery Lee

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ romance young adult
emotional reflective medium-paced

missing page info | first published 2021

Felix Ever After meets Becky Albertalli in this swoon-worthy, heartfelt rom-com about how a transgender teen's first love challenges his ideas about perfect relationships.

Noah Ramirez thinks he's an expert on romance. He has to be for his popular blog, the Meet Cute Diary, a collection of trans happily ever afters. There's just one problem--all the stories are fake. What started as the fantasies of a trans boy afraid to step out of the closet has grown into a beacon of hope for trans readers across the globe.

When a troll exposes the blog as fiction, Noah's world unravels. The only way to save the Diary is to convince everyone that the stories are true, but he doesn't have any proof. Then Drew walks into Noah's life, and the pieces fall into place: Drew is willing to fake-date Noah to save the Diary. But when Noah's feelings grow beyond their staged romance, he realizes that dating in real life isn't quite the same as finding love on the page.

In this charming novel by Emery Lee, Noah will have to choose between following his own rules for love or discovering that the most romantic endings are the ones that go off script.

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Moods

lighthearted 90%
hopeful 72%
emotional 63%
funny 63%
inspiring 54%
reflective 27%

Pace

medium 80%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Average rating

3.94