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This was a nice afternoons' read. It reminded me of the Geography Club. Even though it was set in 1997, I think homophobia runs rampant in a lot of schools today ( I blame the Bible thumpers) so the story is still relevant. How can parents treat their child like Donns' did?
Too often, YA fiction makes the mistake of treating readers as either older or younger than they really are, especially when it comes to LGBT fiction. This book makes neither of these errors. What I love about Donn, and hope that other readers will too, is that he feels exactly right for a young man coming of age. He’s entirely likable even when he’s making mistakes. Donn feels real, especially when he’s fumbling over his words or getting ahead of himself in telling his story.
There are so many sweet, funny, and charming moments in the story. Donn has a lot on his plate, between coming out, having his first boyfriend, and balancing his budding activism with his relationships. There’s also a lot of heartache, and many serious issues come up in the book. The students at the core of the Acceptance Project bring to light more than just homophobia, but not in a heavy-handed way. This isn’t by any stretch an “educational” book, which I think would put readers off. Hopefully the understated, gentle way these issues are raised in the story will encourage readers to look into those things further.
Without giving spoilers, I will say that I was glad to see a bisexual character. That said, this read just a little to me like it wanted to be “gay for you” and ended up being a bisexual character instead. That reads a bit flat and like a throwaway line. However, having perfect representation is not possible, and it isn’t terrible By no means is it entirely bad characterization. It felt more like an incomplete understanding, and some of that is the result of first-person narration by someone other than the bi character.
There were two other things that made me pause. One is that I’m not sure if today’s youth will be able to entirely relate to it due to the setting. The story takes place 20 years ago, and there are some ways in which that shows. On the other hand, it does help for young people to understand our history and how things were for past generations. The other thing that I found puzzling was that in the club, which was about acceptance and various forms of discrimination, the club officers were all boys. There’s overt sexist language addressed in the story, but not the far more common ways girls are undermined (like not allowing them leadership).
I would feel comfortable giving this book to readers ages 13 and up. Although there is nothing I would label “mature content” in the story, I think the themes (in particular the couple of violent incidences, which are not described in detail) might be harder for younger readers to process through.
For likable characters, good work with social justice issues, and a compelling plot, this gets 4 stars.
It's warm outside and I'm sitting inside and can't put this story away even not to get a refreshment....I just can't...
The way of writing.....it swallowed me in.....a journal, a logbook..(just don't like the word diary)
When Donn opens up to Alex, more the way how he did, it made my blurry...
Everything he sees, observes, notices, this knowledge is amazing put down. To see everything through his eyes and mind....it's touching.
It was funny, heartbreaking, endearing, painful and revealing.
Donn member of the school Astronomy Club:
"Somehow looking at the stars just isn’t as interesting as it used to be before I discovered boys"
Isn't that just the sweetest line ever?
What a wonderful personality Donn has, the steadfastness omg that was amazing...
The thorough investigation about history of gay...his commitment with the Acceptance Project club....it's all powerful. His concerns and considerations....clear, honest and again powerful
Goshhh this read is a 'best, better, bestest'
This journal so real, even lines are strikethrough....talking about how not capable to write at some moments.....
In the beginning there are his parents, (there are family secrets)...., his outcoming, his friend Alex, his big crush Thad and the AP club.
Very important in this story is the AP club where beautiful things are blossom....and where students are more mature then most parents.
But to see him grow into a confident person, helping others and himself. Being flawed and
investigative and accepting with it... Reflecting and discussing his relationships with his boyfriend(s)....Going from almost none to a whole of bunch friends. To see his beautiful and explosive character To see how he handles all the problems To see him making the difference....and that a seventeen almost eighteen......
The Board meeting case chills you to the bone. Adults, lies, religion... all horrible
But the club is solid...
Fascinating way of writing....it captured me from the first line..How the personalities pictured out through Donn's voice is just extremely real and close to my heart, I wish I was that confident and open at that age.... but the lesson here is everyone is different and we have to accept ourselves and others and....you can't blame yourself for the past.
It's maybe exceptional to do but I want to say: another amazing read from my favorite Publishing House: Beaten Track Publishing
This review is published on Divine Magazine
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