This is an award winning book, but the narration is so bad I cannot even tell if the book is any good. Michael Urie's narration is worse than those pretentious British narrators who think they are part of the Royal Acting Company. I am gay, so I am not being homophobic when I say the narrator's constant lisping and gay queen voice has no place in the context of this story. Unbelievably bad. I hope the book can be redone with a real actor--someone who'll understand no high school jock talks like a drama queen.
I loved this book and the narration is excellent. The story allows us to simply join the lives of two boys as they fall in love. The story line isn't too over the top and the gay kids are not forced by the author to face the worst that the world has to offer. Instead, it is a sweet story of love, family connections and facing our prejudices, not fleeing from them. This kind of story is a rare find---I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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