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* {{Yandere}}: In adulthood, Tim becomes something of this when beginning to pursuit, actually saying that "[he] will stop at nothing to get [Ben] back," and going so far as to get another student to leave a letter at Jace's apartment for Ben to see to make it look like Jace was cheating on Ben.
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Ben, while still at that point in a relationship with Jace, ends up kissing Tim behind the waterfall during Marcello's birthday party at the waterpark, only to be caught by Jace.]]

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* {{Yandere}}: In adulthood, Tim becomes something of this when beginning to pursuit, actually saying that "[he] will stop at nothing to get [Ben] back," and going so far as to get another student to leave a letter at Jace's apartment for Ben to see to make it look like Jace was cheating on Ben.
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Ben, while still at that point in a relationship with Jace, ends up kissing Tim behind the waterfall during Marcello's birthday party at the waterpark, only to be caught by Jace.]]
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: A "school edition" was released removing the descriptions of sex.


Something like Summer is a 2011 novel by Jay Bell. It follows Benjamin Bentley, an openly gay youth from Houston, Texas, and follows his life over the years between 1996 and 2008, as well as his relationships with Tim Wyman and Jace Holden. It is the first novel in the Something Like... series and had a film adaptation released in 2017.

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Something like Summer is a 2011 novel by Jay Bell. It follows Benjamin Bentley, an openly gay youth from Houston, Texas, and follows his life over the years between 1996 and 2008, as well as his relationships with Tim Wyman and Jace Holden. It is the first novel in the Something Like... ''Something Like...'' series and had a film adaptation released in 2017.


* GayGuySeeksPopularJock: Ben, the lone gay guy at his high school, attempts to go after Tim, the fairly athletic, good-looking, and already popular new guy.

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* GayGuySeeksPopularJock: Ben, the lone openly gay guy at his high school, attempts to go after Tim, the fairly athletic, good-looking, and already popular new guy.



* StraightGay: Tim even after coming out doesn't present really any stereotypically gay characteristics.
* Yandere: In adulthood, Tim becomes something of this when beginning to pursuit, actually saying that "[he] will stop at nothing to get [Ben] back," and going so far as to get another student to leave a letter at Jace's apartment for Ben to see to make it look like Jace was cheating on Ben.

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* StraightGay: Tim Tim, even after coming out out, doesn't present really any stereotypically gay characteristics.
* Yandere: {{Yandere}}: In adulthood, Tim becomes something of this when beginning to pursuit, actually saying that "[he] will stop at nothing to get [Ben] back," and going so far as to get another student to leave a letter at Jace's apartment for Ben to see to make it look like Jace was cheating on Ben.


* MainYandere: In adulthood, Tim becomes something of this when beginning to pursuit, actually saying that "[he] will stop at nothing to get [Ben] back," and going so far as to get another student to leave a letter at Jace's apartment for Ben to see to make it look like Jace was cheating on Ben.

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* MainYandere: Yandere: In adulthood, Tim becomes something of this when beginning to pursuit, actually saying that "[he] will stop at nothing to get [Ben] back," and going so far as to get another student to leave a letter at Jace's apartment for Ben to see to make it look like Jace was cheating on Ben.


* Yandere: In adulthood, Tim becomes something of this when beginning to pursuit, actually saying that "[he] will stop at nothing to get [Ben] back," and going so far as to get another student to leave a letter at Jace's apartment for Ben to see to make it look like Jace was cheating on Ben.

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* Yandere: MainYandere: In adulthood, Tim becomes something of this when beginning to pursuit, actually saying that "[he] will stop at nothing to get [Ben] back," and going so far as to get another student to leave a letter at Jace's apartment for Ben to see to make it look like Jace was cheating on Ben.


* PerformanceArtist: Ben can be considered this.

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* PerformanceArtist: Ben can be considered this.this, and this is played up in the film adaptation.


* ArmoredClosetGay: Tim is portrayed as this.

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* ArmoredClosetGay: ArmouredClosetGay: Tim is portrayed as this.

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* Yandere: In adulthood, Tim becomes something of this when beginning to pursuit, actually saying that "[he] will stop at nothing to get [Ben] back," and going so far as to get another student to leave a letter at Jace's apartment for Ben to see to make it look like Jace was cheating on Ben.


* [[spoiler:FirstGuyWins: About a year after Jace passes away, Allison takes Ben to Tim's art show, and afterwards they tentatively begin a relationship again.

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* [[spoiler:FirstGuyWins: About a year after Jace passes away, Allison takes Ben to Tim's art show, and afterwards they tentatively begin a relationship again.]]


* [[spoiler:FirstGuyWins: About a year after Jace passes away, Allison takes Ben to Tim's art show, and afterwards they tentatively begin a relationship again.



* LastHetRomance: Between Tim and Krista Norman

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* LastHetRomance: Between Tim and Krista NormanNorman.

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* ArmoredClosetGay: Tim is portrayed as this.
* ClosetKey: Ben turns out to be this for Tim.
* GayGuySeeksPopularJock: Ben, the lone gay guy at his high school, attempts to go after Tim, the fairly athletic, good-looking, and already popular new guy.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: During their high school years, Ben seems to be this for Tim. [[spoiler:It later turns out that Tim is gay and was always in love with Ben.]]
* LastHetRomance: Between Tim and Krista Norman
* PerformanceArtist: Ben can be considered this.
* StraightGay: Tim even after coming out doesn't present really any stereotypically gay characteristics.


* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler]] Ben, while still at that point in a relationship with Jace, ends up kissing Tim behind the waterfall during Marcello's birthday party at the waterpark, only to be caught by Jace.

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler]] Ben, [[spoiler:Ben, while still at that point in a relationship with Jace, ends up kissing Tim behind the waterfall during Marcello's birthday party at the waterpark, only to be caught by Jace.]]


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!!This work provides examples of:of:
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler]] Ben, while still at that point in a relationship with Jace, ends up kissing Tim behind the waterfall during Marcello's birthday party at the waterpark, only to be caught by Jace.

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