The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart

The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart

Readers of Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) and Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X) will pull out the tissues for this tender, quirky story of one seventeen-year-old boy's journey through first love and first heartbreak, guided by his personal hero, Oscar Wilde.

Words have always been more than enough for Ken Z, but when he meets Ran at the mall food court, everything changes. Beautiful, mysterious Ran opens the door to a number of firsts for Ken: first kiss, first love. But as quickly as he enters Ken's life, Ran disappears, and Ken Z is left wondering: Why love at all, if this is where it leads?

Letting it end there would be tragic. So, with the help of his best friends, the comfort of his haikus and lists, and even strange, surreal appearances by his hero, Oscar Wilde, Ken will find that love is worth more than the price of heartbreak.

Title:The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
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    The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart Reviews

  • Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader

    3.5/5 Rounded up to 4.I adored this book. It was so quirky and wonderful and at the heart so very, very, Wilde-esque. Ken is a young man who loves Oscar Wilde, lists, Haikus, his mom and his friends. ...

  • Michael

    Well it certainly was different. Stocked with poetry and dystopian prophecy. The first half had meet cute, romance, intrigue. The second had despair and longing and oppression. The concluding half had...

  • Kelly

    What I thought might be a "wrong side of the tracks" story actually had nothing to do with their classism keeping them apart. Ran just... ran. I thought that was a little disappointing. What would bec...

  • Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader

    3.5/5 I adored this book. It was so quirky and wonderful and at the heart so very, very, Wilde-esque. Ken is a young man who loves Oscar Wilde, lists, Haikus, his mom and his friends. But is there mor...

  • Ceillie Simkiss

    FRTC....

  • Mari Johnston

    This review and many others can also be found at Musings of a (Book) Girl.I’m not entirely sure what I just read. The synopsis for The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart makes the bold claim that th...

  • Brenna Clark

    This novel was a harrowing account of first love; something that changes your life and opens your eyes to the world around you. We go through life feeding off of love from our parents, our friends, an...

  • yvee

    thank you to netgalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!3 starsI absolutely loved the writing style of this story and I think that was the only thing that I love...

  • Colline Vinay Kook-Chun

    Fans of Oscar Wilde will love this novel because of all the Wilde references in the story. The main character, Ken Z, is a Wilde fan and meets another while bunburying (i.e., taking on another identit...

  • Anna Sward

    The Importance of Being Wilde at HeartI started this book thinking it was going to be a cutesty YA book with some Oscar Wilde references. I actually almost DNF because of just how cute and happy it is...