If you could change who you are, would you? Should you?
Fifteen-year-old Jamie Bates has a simple strategy for surviving high school: fit in, keep a low profile, and above all, protect his biggest secret--he's gay. But when a classmate discovers the truth, a terrified Jamie does all he can to change who he is. At first, it's easy. Everyone notices when he starts hanging out...more
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What did I really like? Klise gives an excellent portrayal of LGBT youth who are terrified to come out - feelings of fear and loathing and an overwhelming desire to do anything to be normal. It's easy to say that Jamie is making the wrong choice, taking a pill to "cure" his homosexuality - but at 15, I think...more
Jamie and Celia's relationship was sweet and believable. It was obvious he cared about her, and his want to be a good boyfriend and try to fix himself for that to happen was endearing. There comes a point wherein he isn't just taking these pills for himself, but for her, too.
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Jamie was terrified that one of the gay knows his secret—he’s gay too. In order to save himself, he tried to hook up with the hottest girl, Celia. Plus, her dad is a doctor who made pills. And one of the pills can make him lose his attraction in guys. Jamie stole the pills and continues to date Celia. As the pills begin to “work,” it also make him sick and he...more
We know about the pills early on, but then we spend around the first 100 pages getting to know Jamie, setting up his relationship with Celia before the pills are even introduced. And then when they are, they're still more a backstory than anything else. Mostly this is a book about Jamie t...more
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I like this interesting story line because it isn't all that far fetched; the boy just wants to be "normal" and would do almost anything. The end portion was definitely glossed over and I felt a little like the author had built up the plot an...more
An excellent read that any teenager struggling with finding their identity will relate to. Jamie is an average fifteen-year old who just wants to fit in, but he is also struggling with a secret: he’s gay. When he discovers there may be a drug that enables gay men to be straight, Jamie leaps at the chance, though this decision will have more consequences than Jamie could ever...more
Why I gave it three stars and not more is because the plot of the book was completely crazy. Not only do I believe it would never happen...more
This was not an easy read - I am not sure if it is because I started reading Loved Drugged so soon after the recent suicides of homosexual teens or because it was hard watching someone go to the brink of death to change who he is, maybe both.
Jamie's home life is unconventional, he lives with his grandparents while his parents run a packing business upstairs. Jamie is gay, but he doesn't plan on coming out anytime soon. How could he? When ever we want to insult someone we say "that's gay or fag...more
Klise has done an excellent job of writing a YA book about GLBT issues, without making it an issues book. You can't help but root for Jamie, while at the same time wanting to shove him in a locker. I look forward to mo...more
When I think about Love Drugged the first thing that comes to my mind is the word true. Then real. Because Love Drugged is both of these things and more. If asked, how many teenage (and even adu...more