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Sara

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  22 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
For Tony Martin, being a senior means being a star on the football team, classes to get through, hanging out with his friends—and dating Candy Dixon. And once he graduates, he’s getting out of Kansas and never looking back. But his best friend Glenn’s decision to come out and be openly gay at their small rural high school creates a lot of problems for the two of them. But ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 17th 2012 by Bold Strokes Books (first published June 30th 2012)
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Anncleire
Jul 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, paranormal, ya
“Sara” è un libro che ho scelto a braccio, a scatola chiusa, senza stare tanto a chiedermi perché. Come sempre direte voi. Vero, ho la mania di farmi influenzare solo dal titolo e dalla copertina e credevo come al solito di averci capito tutto e invece non ci avevo capito niente. Come al solito, credevo di trovarmi una ya romance e mi sono ritrovata in un paranormal, per fortuna che Greg Herren è riuscito a farmi appassionare, sconvolgendo la trama e incuriosendomi.

Tony Martin sta iniziando il s
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Jennifer Lavoie
Are you one of those people who often can guess the endings of books or solve the mystery before everyone in the book even has all the clues? Because the book is often that predictable?

Fear not. This book will leave you guessing until the end, and when all is revealed, you will be blown away.

Sara by Greg Herren is the story of Tony and his friend, Glenn. When Glenn decides to come out during the summer before school starts, Tony stands by him, but finds it difficult to accept the change. Neverth
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Cay
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, glbt-ya
This was one hell of a scary story, and I enjoyed every minute of being scared.

The cover suggests teen soap opera with a dash of semi-nude modeling. I mean, just look at that guy in that weird pose. What's going on with him? After reading the book, I guess he's supposed to be Glenn, but I still think this wasn't a great cover choice.

In Sara many things are happening - football player's best friend comes out, mysterious new student arrives, teens start dying - and all these events are somehow c
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Christi Snow
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
My Review:

I read the story description, and even though it's accurate, I had no idea what this book was about. You remember those horror movies you watched in high school where everyone kept dying? This is the book version of that...definitely a horror, but it was an entertaining one. It kept me riveted the whole time I read it.

At the heart of it all is Tony and his best friend Glenn. The summer before their senior year in high school, Glenn comes out of the closet. It's a surprise for everyone,
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Heidi Gonzalez
Jun 14, 2012 rated it liked it
What starts off seeming like a coming of age story about Glenn coming out and how his best friend Tony and his football team mates handle it turns into a supernatural tale with a dark ending. When you first meet Sara you know there is something weird about her but you can't quite put your finger on it and when people start dying you start to wonder what she is up to. I really didn't expect the book to go where it did and I'm actually a little disappointed with the ending but the book kept me int ...more
Kathryn Wilson
May 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: it-was-ok
This was an ARC provided via NetGalley.

Tony is best friends with Glenn. And now, it turns out, Glenn is gay. That seems like enough to deal with, but then things get weird at school. First, there's Sara: the beautiful new girl. That, and the bad things that keep happening to their friends.

This was, to begin with at least, refreshing. It was clearly and authentically 'teenaged', with some real mystery that kept me guessing. Unfortunately, that wasn't sustained for the whole book. The resolution t
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Lydia
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
I ordered this book because it was one of Herren's first published works. I can se how he developed as writer. The problem was the with the ending. It felt like he had to pull something out of a hat n order to make the story work.
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Greg Herren is a New Orleans-based author and editor. Former editor of Lambda Book Report, he is also a co-founder of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, which takes place in New Orleans every May. He is the author of ten novels, including the Lambda Literary Award winning Murder in the Rue Chartres, called by the New Orleans Times-Picayune “the most honest depiction of life in post-Katrina ...more
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