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Keeper of Secrets (Gay Youth Chronicles Complete Chronology #24)
Sixteen year old Avery is in trouble, yet again, but this time hes in over his head. On the run, Avery is faced with hardships and fear. He must become what hes always hated, just to survive. He discovers new reasons to hate, until fate brings him to Graymoor Mansion and he uncovers a disturbing connection to the past. Through the eyes of a boy, murdered more than a centur ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by iUniverse
(first published 2002)
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Mar 13, 2008 Stephen rated it it was amazing
When sixteen year old homophobic bully Avery's latest victim stops breathing following a pummeling, Avery realizes that he may have gone too far and killed his victim! Panicking he flees his hometown only to fall prey to exactly the types of people he most fears. Then through a trick of fate he finds himself staying with his cousin's family in a great old haunted house that holds it's own secrets of a homophobic crime long past. Can Avery learn fast enough from history or is he doomed to repeat ...more
Part of the 90's generation Gay Youth Chronicles, it furthers the story of the Graymoor Manor's history with a tale of a contemporary young man coming to grips with his illusions and confusions. Unusual in the GYC series in having a straight protagonist, the new point of view makes total sense.
Captivating read. I enjoyed this book a great deal. The weaving of this story is intricate in its simplicity. Having not read the book that comes before - YET - I am happy that this book stand entirely on its own. One thing I can say about reading his books is that Roeder has a knack for introducing a character, situation, or theme briefly that make you want to keep reading more of his books to discover it. I have to say that, I know there is a suggested reading order of his books, but I think I ...more
Mark A. Roeder grew up in southern Indiana - near a small town similar to those that appear in his novels.More about Mark A. Roeder...
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