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Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg
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Sep 11, 2009

bookshelves: liminalfiction, gayreadinggroup
Read in September, 2009

A YA book about a gay football player in high school. This read like an after school special: small town upper middle class family, heroic protaganist, and challenging personal issues. Altogether the story about the high school quarterback, Bobby, coming out was touching. There were a lot of valuable lessons about how to be supportive in the coming-out process (through a variety of positive reactions from various people in Bobby's life) and a pinch about the adversity. This put a relevant twist on the classic American high school hero.
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