Rounding Third (Rounding Third #1.0)
I talked to the author and he is working on a sequel that is close to being finished. He has a few chapters posted o ...more
To Explain, Firstly I loved this book from the start. A clever and thought provoking story with some great light hearted moments mixed with some extremely disturbing realities. Meyer tells the story of 2 lovable characters who are deeply in love with each other, however Josh comes from a family who is blinded by religion and Rob by his own prejudices and fears. Both work to overcome these challenges, however Josh is frequently distant with some obvious demons ...more
In a number of ways, I found myself identifying with Rob. While I was never on the baseball team or even that into ...more
There are some bright and loving spots (the family that takes their gay son's lover in) and even a few hard truths about gays not wanting to be around others deemed to be "too gay" and falling out of love in a gay ...more
I found myself clenching my fists, angry, all throughout the whole reading experience. I cannot seem to grasp the capability of man to harbor that much hate to last a lifetime and yet, there it is, slapped right in your face. I am just angry. No other word for it. Angry that these sort of things happen in the world right at this moment and here we are, doing nothing about it. I mean, sure, things have changed over time, but still to see bigots, ignorants, and bullies get what they want is depres...more
The hatred out there against LGBTQ kids (and adults for that matter) is still so strong and omnipresent that it had to be put into writing and Walter deserves credit for writing this story, no matter how painful it is to read.
Having said so, the book is very well written, very plausible and I was quickly drawn into the plot and read it in less than one day (I had to, I was feeling so depressed half-way throu ...more
The many baseball references and terminologies really threw me off. The midpoint of the book was fantastic but the ending was so abrupt that I thought I was missing some pages. I've been torn over this book since page one. But I feel comfortable leaving it with three stars.
Lots of reviews kvetch about the ending and as a story goes or a movie it wasn't a great ending. But as real life endings go... it wasn't bad.
The book is a based on life story about two gay teens and their coming to terms with, and their families coming to terms with their being gay in a small town.
I don't want to spoil it, part of the good part of the book was discovering how people would react, but it wasn't an episode of GLEE at all.
If you like this sort of boo ...more
I think this book will go down better with others, and I know there's a free sequel for anyone ...more
New Review:: You just have to get past one very descriptive scene, then it turns into a very very very good book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I even cried while reading it because bad things happen to Josh. You will just have to read it.
I wasn't crazy about the ending but definitely a page turner for me.