Title: When I was three
Genre:Young love/first love/coming out
When Billy was three, Xander was his best friend. And we all need our friends.
This is sweet and angsty, and we meet two young and interesting young men at troubled times in their lives. It’s literate, it’s well-characterised and it feels very real. I would have liked it to be slower, longer and for the author to trust the readers to want to spend more time with the boys, but she gets the emotions very right, and avoids cliche even in a cliched set-up. Lovely, and well worth a read.