A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)
Navigating through an intolerant world and their own insecurities, three teenage boys find each other and the confidence to come out of the closet.
Three teenage boys, coming of age and out of the closet. Jason Carrillo is a jock with a steady girlfriend, but he can't stop dreaming about sex...with other guys. Kyle Meeks doesn't look gay, but he is. And he hopes he never has to tell anyone—especially his parents. Nelson Glassman is "out" to the entire world, but he can't tell the boy he loves that he wants to be more than just friends...
In a revealing debut novel that percolates with passion and wit, Alex Sanchez follows these very different high-school seniors as their struggles with sexuality and intolerance draw them into a triangle of love, betrayal, and ultimately, friendship.
PW called this story about the senior year of three gay teens struggling with issues ranging from coming out to first love to an HIV scare "believable and touching." Ages 12-up.
I love this book I'm actually 20 years old and still in the closet, this book describes most of the feelings a Gay person could possibly have. Would recommend it to anyone. I wish I could find the second one I books tho.
Great for a youthful audience
I bought this book back in high school, while still in the closet. For many years it stayed in a shoebox where I kept "all my secrets"
I think I must have read this a good 50 times by the time I graduated.
It is an extreme,y well written and well directed book towards youth. It covers a lot of bases: the out gay, the geeky shy gay, and the closeted jock gay. From amazing parents, to terrible parents, from love to anger.
It touches many bases that were foreign to me at the time, and the story was wonderful. A true tale of friendship and discovery of one's self. Definitely recommended