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The hookup artist
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2006
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Lucas, openly gay, adores his two best friends, Sonya and Cate, and delights in setting them up with boys. He, however, has difficulty finding a steady boyfriend for himself. Enter handsome Devin, a "hottie" new to their high school. Lucas decides he'll do his best to get Devin and Cate together, all the while fighting his own intense desire for Devin. Hoping against hope, he begins to see evidence that Devin might be gay. While the friends resolve their problems amid fights, partying and misunderstandings, Shaw never definitively resolves the central mystery of Devin's sexual orientation. Despite the exploration of homosexuality, this effort impresses as light fiction, with the thrust of the plot revolving around who will date whom. Shaw's writing, however, scores as above average. Many young readers will find the story funny and sweet. (Fiction. YA) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
Summary
In all my years of matchmaking it had taken me until then to realize: The trick was not to hope. Not for myself, anyway. I'd save my hope for the people I set up. Lucas is a genius matchmaker, a hook-up artist, and everyone at Thomas Jefferson High School seems to need his expertise. When it comes to finding his own true love, things aren't so easy. He's had his heart broken and the prospects aren't promising. But Lucas has bigger worries -- his best friend, Cate, has just been dumped, and he has to find her new Mr. Right. And right on schedule, a new guy shows up at TJHS. Derek is friendly, athletic, and the hottie of the century. As the matchmaker tries to work his magic, it seems like Derek is flirting with Lucas more than with Cate. Which makes everyone wonder -- who is Derek interested in, anyway?
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