Title: It Goes Like This
Author: Miel Moreland
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publishing date: 18th May 2021
Rating: 4/5 stars
Content Warnings: primary trigger warning – Misgendering and none of it is done maliciously (although it’s still obviously harmful to the non-binary character) and hospitals / Minor mentions of: biphobia, homophobia, substance addiction, eating disorders/body image, grief/loss of a parent.
In Miel Moreland’s heartfelt young adult debut, It Goes Like This, four queer teens realize that sometimes you have to risk hitting repeat on heartbreak.
Eva, Celeste, Gina, and Steph used to think their friendship was unbreakable. After all, they’ve been though a lot together, including the astronomical rise of Moonlight Overthrow, the world-famous queer pop band they formed in middle school, never expecting to headline anything bigger than the county fair. But after a sudden falling out leads to the dissolution of the teens’ band, their friendship, and Eva and Celeste’s starry-eyed romance, nothing is the same. Gina and Celeste step further into the spotlight, Steph disappears completely, and Eva, heartbroken, takes refuge as a songwriter and secret online fangirl… of her own band. That is, until a storm devastates their hometown, bringing the four ex-best-friends back together. As they prepare for one last show, they’ll discover whether growing up always means growing apart.
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It Goes Like This is a wonderfully queer, beautiful, wholesome story about love, friendship, fame and second chances. It follows Eva, Celeste, Gina, and Steph after their world-famous queer pop band, Moonlight Overthrow, has broken up. After a terrible storm brings devastation to their hometown, the band reunites to perform a charity concert. But a lot has changed since they last saw each other.
I fell completely in love with these characters. They are all so unique and different but such close friends that come together beautifully. I really enjoyed the different points of view in this book and I loved getting to know each character individually.
The relationship between Celeste and Eva was so cute! I loved reading about them and learning their history through flashbacks along the way, and finding out why their relationship didn’t really work in the past. The author did an amazing job writing this!
I absolutely loved the LGBTQ+ representation in this book! It is an amazing read and I would definitely recommend. It’s the perfect read too especially with it being Pride Month! 🌈
Hope you all enjoyed my review! ❤️ I really enjoyed reading this one! Have you guys read It Goes Like This? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Bye guys, happy reading! x
About the Author
Miel Moreland writes character-driven contemporary Young Adult novels. Born and raised in Minneapolis, she has a Midwestern heart but wandering feet. When not making pop music references and celebrating fandom, she is likely to be found drinking hot chocolate and making spreadsheets. She currently resides in Boston.