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How It All Blew Up

How It All Blew Up authentically depicts the growing pains of a young queer person reconciling his sexual orientation with the expectations of two communities.

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Review of ‘How It All Blew Up’

The trope of a bully blackmailing a closeted queer person is well established in YA. Arvin Ahmadi’s How It All Blew Up makes an intriguing addition to the canon of such stories. We’re introduced to recent high school graduate Amir in an airport interrogation room, as he recounts the last year of his life to…

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