Saturday, July 18, 2009
Boy Meets Boy
This is one of those books I've meaning to read for a long time, but the GLBT challenge made it the perfect time to pick it up. In a way this book reads like wish fulfillment. It is a simplified world that Paul lives in. He announced when he was 5 that he was gay after seeing it on his kindergarten teacher's report and he knew it to be true. His parents seem to have adjusted to it well and his life is not challenged in anyway. His whole town is accepting of the GLBT lifestyle. The school quarterback is a drag-queen. On the other hand, Paul's friend Tony lives in a different town with very religious families who don't approve of his lifestyle and won't let him hang out unless there are girls there. It's an interesting contrast between the two guys and provides Paul with some insight later in the book.
I liked the relationship between Noah and Paul. It was sweet and a typical "chic lit" plot except with two boys. Boy finds boy, boy likes boy, something comes between boys, well you know the rest. But the relationship I liked best was Paul and Tony's. It was so real and so right. That is probably what I'll remember most. Well, that and Infinite Darlene cause who can forget her.
Labels: boy lit, GLBT, GLBT challenge, relationships, reviews, young adult
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Infinite Darlene really annoyed me at first, but then ended up breaking out of her stereotype by the end. I guess that's what I liked about this book - despite the simplified environment, everyone ended up being more real than I expected. The scene with Paul and Tony when Tony confronts his parents is just heartbreaking. I loved it.ReplyDelete