Anything Could Happen (Hardcover)

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Once in a blue moon, along will come a book that I wish my younger self could read. Will Walton's ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN perfectly captures the sometimes soaring, sometimes heart-crushing nature of unrequited adolescent love. His prose is sophisticated but accessible, and the relationships in Tretch's life are presented in this nuanced but beautiful way, allowing us to see how this really special protagonist engages with those most important to him. Because of Walton's timeless style and deftly written characters, even adults who "don't do YA" will love this book. And honest-to-goodness teenagers will love it too, and I bet they'll get some of the cultural references more readily than I did! Hands down my most anticipated book of 2015. I'm beyond thrilled that the world will soon be introduced to the writing of Will Walton. — From Janet Geddis

The reason books like this need to be written is to remind us that everyone deserves to be loved unconditionally. The character of Tretch is your brother, your son, your favorite co-worker, your nephew. He is one of the most true, kind, genuine teenage boys you'll ever meet. It takes great courage to be honest. Walton's main character realizes that truly being honest opens you up to be loved. When you read ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN, you'll hold your breath, your heart will break, you'll wish you could see Tretch's dance moves. Guess what? In your mind's eye, you do.

— From Rachel Watkins


Tretch lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his straight best friend. For his part, Matt is completely oblivious to the way Tretch feels - and Tretch can't tell whether that makes it better or worse.The problem with living a lie is that the lie can slowly become your life. For Tretch, the problem isn't just with Matt. His family has no idea who he really is and what he's really thinking. The girl at the local bookstore has no clue how off-base her crush on him is. And the guy at school who's a thorn in Tretch's side doesn't realize how close to the truth he's hitting.Tretch has spent a lot of time dancing alone in his room, but now he's got to step outside his comfort zone and into the wider world. Because like love, a true self can rarely be contained.

About the Author

Will Walton is an indie bookseller in Athens, Georgia. Anything Could Happen was his first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545709545
ISBN-10: 0545709547
Publisher: Push
Publication Date: May 26th, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English