Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year

Shortlisted 2021

What Love Looks Like

By Jarlath Gregory

Sometimes love turns up where you least expect it

Ben is 17, gay, and happy most of the time. He’s finished school and is on track to a great career – all that’s missing is falling in love. But the guy of his dreams is still in the closet, his pal Soda is suddenly more interested in nights in than nights out, and his old school bully seems determined to ruin his life. Then, on top of everything else, his best friend, Chelsea, goes AWOL – just when he needs her most. Everything is changing and Ben’s not sure what to do. But change brings all kinds of possibilities. You just have to be ready to see them.

About Jarlath Gregory...

JARLATH GREGORY is from Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh, and lives in Dublin. He is the author of Snapshots, G.A.A.Y, and The Organised Criminal. He worked as a bookseller in Chapters Bookstore, and has written for Attitude, Esquire and GCN magazines. He recently completed the M.Phil in Creative Writing in Trinity College Dublin and currently works as a freelance copywriter. What Love Looks Like is his YA fiction debut.

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