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Rainbow Road by Alex   Sanchez
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Aug 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: gay-fiction

The Rainbow Trilogy is simply an accurate account of being a Gay teen in the Noughties. Three young, Gay males deal with the common issues of coming out and surviving: Nelson, flamboyant and out since grade school; Kyle his best friend, shy, smart and out only to Nelson as the series begins; and Jason a closeted, hot jock whose forced to become a "role model" as he becomes Kyle's boyfriend. The three friends are real, flawed and help each other deal with their particular issues.

Reading these as a senior reminds me of my youth and how different things could have been, if only. But, it also makes clear that many of the issues are simply those all humans face growing up: does he really love me, my nose is too big, why don't my parents understand me... They also make clear the added burdens being different from the norm add to a teen's life and to that of many adults.

Why is being different so scary to the 'normals'?

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