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Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva || Excerpt

Author Michael Barakiva
Title Hold My Hand
Genre romance, ya
Number of pages 272
Published May 21st, 2019 by Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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Alek Khederian thinks about his life B.E. and A.E.: Before Ethan and After Ethan. Before Ethan, Alek was just an average Armenian-American kid with a mess of curly dark hair, grades not nearly good enough for his parents, and no idea of who he was or what he wanted. After he got together with Ethan, Alek was a new man. Stylish. Confident. (And even if he wasn’t quite marching in LGBTQ parades), Gay and Out and Proud. 

With their six-month anniversary coming up, Alek and Ethan want to do something special to celebrate. Like, really special. Like, the most special thing two people in love can do with one another. But Alek’s not sure he’s ready for that. And then he learns something about Ethan that may not just change their relationship, but end it. 

Alek can’t bear the thought of finding out who he’d be P.E.: Post-Ethan. But…

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