The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge (Hardcover)

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Description


A queer coming-of-age about three teenage boys in small town Alabama who set out to get revenge on their ex-boyfriends and end up starting a student rebellion. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jason June!

Ezra Hayes has always felt like a background character compared to BFFs Lucas and Finley. He would do anything to be seen as a romantic lead, even if it means keeping his boyfriend, Presley, a secret. But when he discovers that Presley is a lying cheater, and his best friends are having boy problems of their own, they want revenge.

Their plans to get even involve sabotaging the largest party of the year, entering a drag competition, and even having Ezra run against his ex for Winter Formal King. Then the school district starts to actively censor queer voices with their Watch What You Say initiative. Taking to TikTok to vent frustrations, Ezra begins “The Last Boyfriends Student Rebellion.”

Between ex-boyfriend drama and navigating viral TikTok fame, Ezra realizes this rebellion is about something more important than revenge. It’s a battle cry to fight back against outdated opinions and redefine what it means to be queer in small town Alabama.

About the Author


Matthew Hubbard writes the kind of stories he wished he’d had as a teen in rural Alabama. He grew up on a mountaintop farm and knows more than he is willing to admit about small towns. He studied English, marketing, and psychology in college. When he isn’t writing, Matthew can be found on a hike in search of breathtaking views, reading as many books as he can get his hands on, and cheering for his favorite hockey team. He lives in Chattanooga with his husband, their dogs Layla and Phillip, and Jay Gatsby the cat. Last Boyfriends is his first novel.

Praise For…


Praise for The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge

★ "The messages within this lovely, powerful novel will give courage to teens to believe in themselves no matter what path in life they follow."—SLJ, starred review

"A pride-filled story complete with sass, love, and a timely message."—Kirkus Reviews

"Hubbard’s first novel is an agreeable success...it is well plotted, and inspirational in the boys’ idealized fight for visibility."—Booklist

"[An] inspiring and uplifting story."—The Bulletin

"A delightful YA romp."—Paste

"This book is funny, bright, and a fiery push toward revolution."—Southern Review of Books

"Brave, bighearted, and searingly relevant with an ending that gave me chills—a glitter-dusted revolution of a book."—Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

"A triumphant, inspiring novel about finding your voice and standing up for the voices of others. Filled with a swoony love story and friendships (and dads!) that will bring you to tears, every page rings with an empowering, heartfelt message for queer people of all ages: We are here."—Rachael Lippincott, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart and She Gets the Girl

"A fun, fabulous, and fierce story that proves you can find the best parts of yourself after someone's done you wrong, and there's often no better revenge than doing just that. These Last Boyfriends will leave a lasting impression!"—Jason June, New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Blue and Jay's Gay Agenda

"Heartfelt and harrowing—a clever coming-of-age tale that expertly explores the challenges of being a young queer person in today's America. I'm certain Hubbard's poignant debut will stick with readers for years to come."—Robbie Couch, New York Times bestselling author of If I See You Again Tomorrow

Fiercely witty and empowering, Last Boyfriends explores identity, heartbreak, friendships, and existing on your own terms with a dynamic, relatable cast. A fiery, showstopping debut.”—Julian Winters, award-winning author of Right Where I Left You

Rom Com vengeance is back, baby! This debut is just the kind of (justified) hate-fest we need right now. Last Boyfriends is a delicious helping of gay rights—and gay wrongs!”—Adam Sass, award-winning author of The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers

“With a cast of authentically messy teens and a timely message, Last Boyfriends is the hopeful, empowering novel the world needs right now. Get ready to join the revolution!”—Phil Stamper, bestselling author of The Gravity of Us

"Deeply emotional, empowering, and poignant, LAST BOYFRIENDS is a glitter bomb of hope and optimism."Steven Salvatore, author of And They Lived...


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593707173
ISBN-10: 0593707176
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English