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A Secret Edge by Robin Reardon
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May 02, 2008

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it was amazing
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Read in January, 2007

On the surface, this looks like a coming-out book for a gay 16-year-old track star, a runner, who falls for a high-jumper on his team. But the high-jumper is from India and is obsessed with Ghandi, while the runner carries a switchblade. The story explores the concepts of honesty, violence vs. non-voilence, and includes a smattering of Hindu philosophy. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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message 1: by Noj (new)

Noj Yes, but you're the author :)


Robin Noj wrote: "Yes, but you're the author :)"

I am! And if I don't like my books, why write them?




message 3: by Noj (last edited Jan 15, 2009 02:54AM) (new)

Noj I just passed on my copy to a young indian friend, who is enjoying reading it very much. I've read other gay male fiction by female writers where i thought they did not get the dynamics of the male/male relationship right, by which i mean i couldn't lose myself in their relationships and believe enough in them to live them vicariously, but with yours i did. i'm not saying the relationships felt "real" ... they seemed idealized and naive, but that fits with the young adult audience as well as with we older romantics trying to recapture a bit of what it felt like when it was all new to us.


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