Jason Carrillo, the best-looking athlete in school, has had his eyes on the prize from day one: a scholarship for college.
But then his eyes turn to love -- and Kyle.
Kyle Meeks, swim team star and all-around good guy, is finally in the relationship he wanted. Being in love feels so good, in fact, that he can't imagine giving it up to go to Princeton.
Something he's worke...more
Hope for everyone hiding in the closet that it's okay to come out and be you. I really love Nelson and Kyle and Jason and this trilogy is one of the best summer reads out there I swear!
I'm jus ...more
My biggest quibble with the book is its treatment of a secondary character, Jeremy, who is HIV positive. Nelson, one of the three main characters, dates this character and not a single character in the novel is supportive. Everybody keeps insisting that Nelson should remain friends with Jeremy, but not date him. So...does this mean that nobody should ever date or fall ...more
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Notes While Listening:
>>>Senior Yr. Starts with Nelson writing paper about what ...more
The three boys, Nelson Glassman, Kyle Meeks, and Jason Carrillo are completing their senior year of high school and continue to deal with homophobia coming out and the threat of HIV.
Nelson is anxious to have a relationship, a little too anxious, and puts himself at risk at the end of Rainbow Boys. Now he must deal with the ...more
It's not as good as the first one, and the conflicts seem much more single-minded in this book. Each of the three characters has a big decision between two things, and spends the entire book stressing over which decision they're going to make. For Jason it's publicly coming out or not, for Kyle it's Princeton without Jason or Tech with him, and for Nelson it's staying with Jeremy and risking HIV, or breaking up with him. These are all valid ...more
I discovered this book a few months ago while I was reading a lot of LGBTQ stuff. This book was published in 2005 so I figured the gay community wasn't that hyped like it is now. I love the story of these boys - Jason, Kyle and Nelson and also the secondary character Jeremy who's an HIV positive.
I have to say that Kyle's parents were the coolest. They were trying to understand Kyle for being a gay son and the way they spoke to him and giving good advice and a ...more
It was uncomfortable, but I guess that was a different culture, but still not Great, y'know.
idk, it's complicated because I get that was the prevailing attitude + certainly medication and such was different.
But I guess it can't be perfect.
I did massively appreciate Jason's w ...more
And I love a book that tells young people to put their education first, before their relation ...more
I got through it very quickly, since it really is easy to read. Still like the characters and how they make stupid decisions sometimes. I also liked how different the adults in this book dealt with the situations, and also how some of them slowly changed. (Plus, a quick shoutout to Jason's coach!)
Now all that's left is the third book.
I loved it even more than the first time and it was actually unexpected, how they ended up after all. A cute quick reading, about three cute guys, dealing with heavy themes in life, telling in a charming way. Can't way getting a hold to on book three.
I loved this one the most, due to the slight realism of this novel. The first was realistic too, but this one actually made me short breathed at one part by the tension of the chapter.
Highly recommend the three books and they are easy to read through.