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It all begins at the carnival...
A chain reaction of hope begins to build, giving one boy the courage to confess his feelings and another to make a wish on a wishing machine. By the time the carnival is over, fate will take a hand in the future of a group of young men who fight fear, bullies, their own insecurities, and events that could change the course of their lives for
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Kindle Edition, 377 pages
Published February 22nd 2019 by Encompass Ink
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L. Layale
ARC provided via author for an honest review.

I think what I like the most about this book is how simplistically real it is. And when I say simplistic, I mean that in a very, very good way. 1st person, and alternating 1st povs are the new thing for any kind of teen and/or lgbt book. I'm sick of it, because I feel it's harder to write in 3rd. You need to really feel and experience what the characters are doing in the story, not feel as if you are detached watching in from the outside. You need to
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Angelica Primm
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unexpectedly I found this story was a collection of interconnected short stories with the common theme of young men exploring their gay identities in their teens. Each story is a sensitive betrayal of the emotional turmoil of the different characters as each story delves into each theme which covers the injustices foisted on young men because they aren't cisgender. Curl up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate as you read.
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
The Bright Side Brigade is a set of interconnecting stories, all related to each other, but with different people in the starring roles for each one. What this means is you keep up to date on all of the people here, but not in the way you were expecting.

What was I expecting when I agreed to review this? I'll be honest, not this!!! I read a hard-hitting, emotional, full of impact story that shows you that sometimes, you actually need something you didn't think you did. This school had a Zero Tole
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Faye K
4.5 stars.🌟 A great book for a Young Adult storyline from a great writer. The cover of this book got my attention and I had to look at it further, I'm glad I did. A base of stories centred around a carnival at first and their friends. Beautifully written in each POV with characters finding love.

Includes scary tunnel rides, love triangles, first kisses, interracial couples, to name a few that's included and heeps more.

At 15 Alvin had feelings for Tracy and wanted to tell him. His brother, Javon
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Elaine White is the author of multi-genre MM romance, celebrating 'love is love' and offering diversity in both genre and character within her stories.
Growing up in a small town and fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. She lives vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, exploring all possibilities within the romanti
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