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The Borrow a Boyfriend Club

a hilarious and heartwarming queer YA rom-com

Page Powars



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Hodder Children's Books
12 September 2023
"A heartwarming and hilarious YA rom-com about a trans boy who concocts the perfect plan to ensure his new school sees his true gender, by joining the secret 'Borrow a Boyfriend Club.' The first rule: don't fall in love. Perfect for fans of Only Mostly Devastated and Red White and Royal Blue.

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When sixteen-year-old Noah starts at a new school, he has a plan to ensure the students see him as his true gender: join the school's secretive Borrow a Boyfriend Club, where members rent themselves out to their classmates for dates. The endless ""accidental slip-ups"" that plagued him at his last school will be a thing of the past once he joins the club; after all, it has ""boy"" right in the title.

But he fails the audition. Desperate, he strikes a deal with the club's prickly president, Asher: he'll help lead the nearly-bankrupt club to victory at the school's fundraising dance competition, and in exchange Asher will allow Noah to prove his skills as a boyfriend in a series of tests that include romancing Asher himself.

As Noah passes test after test, his fake romance with Asher starts to feel surprisingly real, and Noah is faced with a dilemma. If he fails to win the dance fundraiser the club will go bankrupt, and he'll not only lose the new friends he's made - the whole school will know he isn't ""boy enough"". But if Noah succeeds in securing the club their victory, he'll have to follow the most important, unbreakable rule of the Borrow a Boyfriend Club: no real girlfriends (or boyfriends) allowed.

Will Noah risk breaking the rules for a chance at love?"

Imprint:   Hodder Children's Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 202mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9781444968354
ISBN 10:   1444968351
Pages:   288
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 13 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Page Powars is a graduate student of the NYU MS in Publishing program and currently resides in New York. Growing up transgender, he wanted to read more books where the characters were like him, so now he writes his own. When not doing that, he can be found crying over masterpieces like Banana Fish and The Untamed. Read more on his website:

Reviews for The Borrow a Boyfriend Club: a hilarious and heartwarming queer YA rom-com

'An unmissable debut' * Sophie Gonzales, co-author of If This Gets Out *

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