At First Glance is a novel about two teenagers who meet at summer camp and fall in love. But their relationship is difficult because they both come from different worlds. Troy is the popular jock from the suburbs, while Mira comes from a poor inner-city neighborhood. They must overcome the prejudices of their families and friends in order to be together. At First Glance explores issues of class, race, and sexuality in a relatable and heartfelt way.
For who is this book for ?
- The story is told from two different perspectives, giving the reader a well-rounded view of the characters and their relationship.
- The author does a good job of portraying the difficulties that teenagers face when trying to come out and be themselves.
- The book is full of romance, adventure, and suspense.
- The author might be too emotionally attached to the story and might not be able to see it objectively.
- The characters seem very one-dimensional and stereotypical.
- It is likely that the plot will follow a predictable trajectory.
Learn more about the author
Melissa Tereze is a queer writer and teacher from Philadelphia. She has been published in various literary journals, such as The Offing, Cleaver Magazine, and South Loop Review. At First Glance is her first novel.
“This is an amazing book! It’s so real and heartfelt. I loved it!”
“I loved this book! It’s the perfect romance for anyone who loves a good Cinderella story.”
“This book is amazing! It’s one of the best LGBTQ+ I’ve read in a while. The characters are so well developed and you really feel for them when they go through tough times. Highly recommend!”