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Thank you to Penguin Teen for sending me an eARC of this!

Eighteen-year-old Amir Azadi doesn't want to come out hi Muslim family, and when pressured with an ultimatium by a fellow classmate, Amir hops on a plane to Rome to avoid the mess of coming out. Amir falls into a supportive group in Rome where he learns Italian, but he's lying about why he came to Rome.

I haven't read anything by Arvin Ahmadi, but I've heard wonderful things, and I was lucky enough to be a part of the cover reveal on Instagram for How It All Blew Up! I love the rep, the book is absolutely necessary for LGBTQIA+ representation.

I will say, I wasn't a fan of the writing style. The timeline skips between an interrogation room and his time in Rome, and I personally didn't like it, but I think part of the problem was because of the bad formatting on Kindle. Overall rating it 3.5 stars, but rounding up to 4.