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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 660L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Flux (September 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738721751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738721750
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,226,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Terrified that his classmates will discover he is gay, high-school freshman Jamie decides his best cover is to start dating a girl. No sooner has he decided this than beautiful, wealthy Celia expresses an interest in him, but unfortunately, it evolves into a sexual interest that Jamie cannot reciprocate. But wait: Celia’s father is a doctor who develops behavior-modification drugs and is experimenting with one that will “cure” homosexuality. Still determined to change, Jamie begins stealing the untested meds. In an interesting parallel, his best friend, Wesley, simultaneously decides to take himself off the Ritalin that has helped control his hyperactivity. Things don’t work out as either expected. Though sometimes a bit clumsy and melodramatic in its execution, Klise’s first novel succeeds in capturing the terrible anxiety of a teen discovering the truth of his sexual identity while also offering a cautionary take on the sinister personal and social ramifications of medical technology’s attempt to change one’s sexual orientation. An excellent novel for both classroom and gay-straight alliance discussion. Grades 8-11. --Michael Cart

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"One of, to my mind, the finest young adult novels. Fabulous. I was charmed, delighted and enlightened."
--RICK KOGAN, HOST OF "THE SUNDAY PAPERS" ON WGN-AM IN CHICAGO --10/31/2010

"Klise has created an empathetic protagonist and a thoughtful story about identity, sexuality, and learning to accept oneself."
--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY --09/06/2010

"This coming-of-age gay novel includes the basics of learning to accept who you are and adds a touch of intrigue. This is a great choice for anyone questioning their sexuality or for teens who like a little twist in their mystery."
--VOYA --August 2010

"Klise's first novel succeeds in capturing the terrible anxiety of a teen discovering the truth of his sexual identity."
--BOOKLIST -- 11/01/10

"This book exemplifies the struggle young teens may feel with their sexuality and the decisions they make to repress their feelings. Jamie's experience is authentic, and his feelings are presented in a way that is relatable for teens."
--ALAN ONLINE -- 08/07/10

"The debate over a drug that could change sexual orientation is certainly a timely one, and readers seeking a quick read that can open this discussion may find this a useful starting point."
--THE BULLETIN FOR THE CENTER OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS --December 2010

"An intriguing, perceptive, and heartwarming novel, Love Drugged may seem like any other simple coming-of-age novel, but with its twists and page-turning effect, it will ultimately leave a lasting impression. 5 stars!"
--TEENSREADTOO.COM --September 2010

"Delightful...Klise simultaneously captures moments of possibility and angst in the story of a Chicago gay teenager in Love Drugged."
--TIME OUT CHICAGO --Sept. 16-22, 2010

"Wonderful...Sharp and funny and full of heart."
--STEPHEN MCCAULEY, AUTHOR OF THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION -- 11/29/10

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Klise made a fantastic debut that I enjoyed immensely.
Sarah Woodard
When all else fails, Jamie takes this second chance to live like every other guy, without knowing the side effects that will ensue.
TeensReadToo
I loved all the characters and they were all written really well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo on September 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
TAKE A DOSE OF "LOVE DRUGGED"! Side effects include: laughing out loud, insomnia (from wanting to finish), and being one step closer to finding your identity.

Jamie Bates may seem like any other teenage guy on the outside, but deep down he knows he is far from it. His constant attraction to other guys could be a huge hint that he's gay, yet Jamie does not want to come to this conclusion. In a world where phrases like "no homo" and the word "queer" can be thrown around jokingly, guys like Jamie fear it, understanding the torment and consequences that would result if their peers knew of their sexuality.

At first, Jamie finds solace with his homosexuality in an online forum, being able to discuss his interests without being ridiculed. Unfortunately, his one escape is nixed once he discovers a fellow user just so happens to go to the same school. Panicked, Jamie tries to find a way out of the island he and his online friends would be exiled to once everyone knew the truth.

Jamie's savior comes in the form of his fellow service club member, Celia Gamez. Extremely gorgeous, rich, and smart, Celia is the girl every guy would want. Jamie and Celia eventually are paired up to work on the Valentine's Day Carnation sale. With her flirtatious manner towards him, Jamie takes this as an opportunity to be put on the straight path. The idea seems to backfire in an instant though, as the physical attraction is absent, at least for Jamie.

Out of the blue, Jamie is introduced to a pill called Rehomoline, a drug that is meant to suppress the feelings one has for the same sex. When all else fails, Jamie takes this second chance to live like every other guy, without knowing the side effects that will ensue.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By BrooklynMom on September 1, 2010
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I got this book yesterday and stayed up most of the night reading it. If you're looking for a smart, insightful, suspenseful, funny/sad book, this is IT! The story centers on a gay teenager trying to pass for straight. But like any good book, LOVE DRUGGED is much more than what it's *about*. It's a touching and realistic look at what it feels like to be different--and the lengths we go to fit in. Every teenager should read it. And that goes double for parents and teachers. It's my pick of the year for teen book clubs. I look forward to more books by James Klise!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jen H on September 16, 2010
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I just received this book and cannot put it down. It is thoughtfully written by a talented author and can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Though this book is fiction, it is about an extremely important topic that is often swept under the rug. Gay teenagers can feel isolated and depressed -- which can lead to suicide. Kudos to Mr. Klise for bringing teen homosexuality into the light and making it something we can read about, talk about, and learn from. I have recommended this book to all of the other therapists I work with who might have clients struggling with their own sexuality. I look forward to future works from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Focus Evaluation on February 10, 2013
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Entertaining, keeps your attention. Not an intellectual book, but has potential for good group discussion, especially teenagers. It shows the pressure that society puts on teenagers to "fit in."
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Woodard on October 16, 2010
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Jamie was a very easy to relate to. He made me laugh a lot and showed the inner struggle that all teenagers have to fit in. The rest of the characters all had their quirks and continued to make me laugh. I wish that there had been more about a few of the characters or that they were in the book more. The plot was rather unique and I seriously can't compare it to any book that I have read. I found this book to be very funny, while having serious undertones about being an outcast while being a teen and unsure about who you are. Klise made a fantastic debut that I enjoyed immensely. I would recommend this book to anyone that has ever felt alone or like an outcast. Love Drugged is an authentic book that is sure to keep you thinking
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Consumer Ally on June 16, 2014
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This book was tested in a classroom of high schoolers at a prep school. They all wrote down their opinions and shared them in a group. I, a reviewer and consumer, was lucky enough to be present. The target audience of the novel found it boring and very poorly written. They said that "it's like the librarian thought, hey I could [write a book like those in my library]! And he failed. Epicly". This regards the fact that the author is a librarian at a public school.

To me, the book was a very sci-fi novel based on fairly recent (at the time) scientific discoveries. The plot is confusing yet basic and the author seems to have gone about writing the book in the following manner: he read an article in a scientific journal, he thought of an idea for a story (which would be good for a short, short story) and said to himself, 'hey, it can't be that hard to write a book, and the struggles of a teen male gay are popular right now, I could be rich!'. Then, he proceeded to throw ideas onto paper and struggled to come up with a way to move the plot along. It is an odd story in which a young male is "outed", anonymously, to a single student in his school on an online dating site which was accessed in the school on school computers. The student does not threaten to reveal the main character's sexual orientation, but the main character is still motivated to become the test subject of an older man and takes the man's pills without hesitation under the assumption that the pills will cause his sexual attraction to males to cease. (All very likely so far). Next, the young teen boy finds a beard in the unsuspecting daughter of the old "scientist".
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