Something Like Summer began life as a novel back in 2011. Originally envisioned as a standalone release, it soon grew into series of eleven full-length books. Since then it has gone on to win awards and has even been adapted for film by Blue Seraph Productions. Much like the web comics, Something Like Summer tells the story of Benjamin Bentley, a gay teenager whose greatest problem isn’t coming out—as is so often portrayed in mainstream stories. Instead, his conflict is finding someone to love who is willing to love him back. That’s something we can all relate to, isn’t it? While the web comic draws heavily from the novels, it doesn’t follow the same plot exactly. After all, what’s life without a few surprises? If you’re curious about the book, you can get started with free chapters to the left, or listen to the narrated audiobook below. More information on the book series can be found on the official site.