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A Secret Edge by Robin Reardon
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Mar 30, 09

Read in March, 2009

this book was a very quick and enjoyable read. i picked it up during my half price books days after judging it on its cover and finding out that it's about a gay teen. the characters are likeable and a bit stereotypical (but in a good way). the main guy is the recently realized that he's gay, he gets with the slightly older but more experienced homo, he has an encounter with the super closet case, deals with the homophobic classmates, and has the too-cool-for-school aunt who totally accepts him and has no character flaws and the uncle who doesn't know how to deal with his nephew's being gay. but yeah, put all these cliches together and you get a fun easy read. i didn't like, however, how the protagonist fell in love with his love interest so soon, as in after only a couple dates/days. then again, i didn't act on or acknowledge my gayness til i was halfway through college, so i never got to go through the super young and naive gay puppy love or whatever you want to call it. anyway, if you're a fan of gay teen fiction (and who isn't!?), give this book a shot. if anything, it's such an easy read, if you don't like it, you won't feel like you wasted too much of your life. :-)

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