Sometimes you don’t know who you love, until they love you ...
Unassuming outcast Elliot Goldman is just trying to get through his final year of high school--until he meets his new lab partner, Jordan Hughes. Sweet, charming, and charismatic, Jordan opens Elliot's eyes to the possibilities around him, and gives him butterflies like nobody's business. Together they fight high school scrutiny, repel bullies with punk rock, and celebrate who they are in this heartwarming exploration of what it means to fall in love for the very first time.
When Jordan Hughes arrives at Pinecrest High School, Elliot Goldman’s graduating year suddenly gets a lot more interesting. Smart, good looking and charming, Jordan isn’t exactly the kind of person Elliot’s used to having as a lab partner. But when they start acing their assignments, life is suddenly about more than boring lectures, bad cafeteria nachos, or relentless bullying, and for the first time ever, Elliot can’t wait to get to chemistry class.
As they start spending more time together outside of school, Elliot realizes he’s never met anyone quite like Jordan. And then everything changes one night when Jordan kisses him, making Elliot question everything about their relationship and about himself. The butterflies start to make sense—the trouble is, right now, nothing else does.
Love was the last thing on Elliot’s mind. But as he begins to figure out how he really feels about Jordan, he realizes that sometimes the last thing you are looking for is the one thing you need the most.
The Evolution of Lab Partners
Start of Draft
October 9th, 2017
End of Draft
December 25th, 2017
End of Edits
March 10th, 2020