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|Age Level: 12 - 99|
|Grade Level: 7 - 12|
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Patricia Nell Warren author of The Front Runner Rainbow Boys may do for high-schoolers what Heather Has Two Mommies did for grade-schoolers -- inspire acceptance of gayness in both straight students and about-to-come-out students.
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- File Size : 579 KB
- Publication Date : March 1, 2011
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 266 pages
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint Edition (March 1, 2011)
- ASIN : B004IK9CIE
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #681,372 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Book arrived quickly in like-new condition.
As for the actual content I loved it! The fact that it was told in the different points of view really was enjoyable and it wasn't difficult to follow at all.
The boys diversity and unique home life made them feel real and relatable I definitely recommend this for anyone whose finding themselves or anyone in search for a good read
This is a sweet story about friendship, family, and self-discovery. Sanchez does a great job showing how each coming out experience is different and how the first stages of gay relationships can be tricky because of the lack of traditional roles and rules.
Top reviews from other countries
Authenticity was something the book seemed to aim for and there weren't any groundbreaking events or huge plot twists, instead the story focuses more on relationships and decisions.
The characters were likeable and individual, the narrative alternates perspectives between the three main characters: Jason the unsatisfied jock who has a girlfriend but lusts after men, Kyle the easygoing swim team star who is hopelessly in love with Jason & Nelson the out and proud opinionated best friend of Kyle.
Kyle and Nelson's friendship dynamic was fun and light even though they go through some crap throughout the book.
I wasn't overly keen on Jason if I'm honest. I know he was in a weird place where he's confused about who he is and what he wants and he does have some other issues going on at home but he was just too hot and cold for me. He seemed to mess people around a bit too much and was very indecisive which was pretty frustrating. Then again, Kyle's endless hopefulness and Nelson's desperation got a little tiring too so they were all as bad as each other! But i did still enjoy the book and it touched on some very difficult and sensitive issues.
This is the first in a trilogy I believe so I think I'll pick up the next one - Rainbow High - and see how their stories develop further.
Definitely worth a read for fans of LGBT fiction.
It's a good book but it is very quick and abrupt in places you can't really tell where the story goes very easily but it does have a lot of HIV reference and it petrified me so much I'm going to have a test done and the guy doesn't even have the virus! This book really scared me if you don't like being frightened of things like that then please don't read.
However the book is good a bit predictable and the 'scenes' are not too powerfully written. For a first novel it's alright, I was expecting better after reading the reviews but I can't complain it's an entertaining read about some very silly high school boys.
I was shocked at how much homophobia really goes on I hope life isn't really like this.
This story rang so many bells with me and the characters are hugely real and likeable.
However, if you read this book then you'll have to follow it through to its conclusion in Rainbow Road so, if buying, may I suggest that you purchase all three in the series at once and save yourself the delay in delivery!!
A++ EXCELLENT BOOK, CAN'T RECOMMEND ENOUGH!!!!