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Having read a lot more LGBT fiction as well as having written my own full length novel I must say the trope of the friend of the straight acting love interest raping the more obviously gay character usually the narrator is overused. I recommend this book to anyone who loves literature.

My preferred take is the one I’m going to try and take with me.

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It seems to be clinical, Just finished it and am trying to determine what I think. Why did the father turn from normal to brutal at some point in the boy’s life? I remember feeling how great it would feel to be able to just run away and leave it goy behind.


And then the open endedness of the story did not allow for resolution and peace. Griksley it is the end of the story is the most uplifting part of the story because it is left to the reader’s mind, and heart. The writing is excellent, well worth five stars or more, but I just didn’t enjoy the story so I couldn’t give it more stars. Thank you for your insight. This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat However, I feel so strongly about this book that I am compelled to contribute my opinion anyway.

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Pages About Recent Tweets Editing is the hardest part of writing for me. September 5, at 6: Especially b someone who survived so much, it seems particularly odd to kill him. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

It’s a decent outline. Okay, let’s start with the exposition, and the writing style was totally off.

Page 29, Roy said: Nathan does not actually survive, he just becomes a ghost. I read some comments complaining about the ending being confusing. A dream at the moment of death? I guess as a reader I am left to draw my own conclusion. I wish I had the words to explain in ful There is something that renders me in awe, sometimes: Yes, when I fangirl I let people think that I’m being harassed.


Just read it yourself and decide.


Preview — Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley. It certainly would noy a great book if it had a less insane ending. Roy and Nathan attend the same high school where Roy is a senior and Nathan is a sophomore.

The movie is beautiful. January 28, at 6: The younger boy caught between the grip of his first love for another boy and the oppressive grip of his abuser of a father.

They are secretive and tentative about their relationship but it is intense and astonishing in its power.

I am perturbed that the character dreeam “died” was somehow “alive” and that they ran away. It is the story of two high school boys who fall in love.

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