We Could Be Something

Will Kostakis

An emotional, romantic, rollercoaster of a novel about two young men who are each on a journey of discovery. Warm, funny and genuinely moving, We Could Be Something is a contemporary queer dual-narrative YA with terrific voices and a huge heart. It’s part coming-out story, part falling-in-love story, part relationship breakdown story, part extended-family story, all underpinned by love.

Seventeen-year-old Harvey dreams of escaping his life. But when his fathers’ marriage implodes, he’s hauled across Australia on a red-eye flight to live on top of a Sydney café with the extended Greek family he barely knows – a family who are about to get some very sad news.

Sotiris has achieved his dream. He’s a published author at seventeen. But in reality, the dream … kind of sucks. When he meets a cute, wise-cracking bookseller named Jeremy, however, he discovers a new and unexpected dream. One he’s not sure he’s
prepared for.

Harvey’s and Sotiris’s stories converge on the same street in Darlinghurst, in this beautifully heartfelt novel about how our dreams shape us, and what they cost us.

Young Adult Fiction

Will Kostakis

Will Kostakis is best known for his award-winning contemporary YA novels. His first, Loathing Lola, was published when he was just nineteen. The First Third won the 2014 Gold Inky Award and was shortlisted for the CBCA and the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, among others. The Sidekicks, his US debut, won the IBBY Australia Ena Noel Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, among others. Will has also contributed to numerous anthologies, including the ABIA Award-winning Begin, End, Begin and Out Now: Queer We Go Again! published in the US. He was awarded the 2020 Maurice Saxby Award by the School Library Association of NSW for service to children’s and young adult literature and is an ambassador for the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge.

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We Could Be Something
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