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Publisher's Summary

From the author of Drag Teen, a startling novel about the complexities of identity - and of truth.

Marley doesn't just want to be labeled The Gay Kid, but he doesn't have much else going on. He doesn't have any hobbies. Or interests. He's the only kid he knows without a passion...until Christopher comes to town. He's smart, cute, gay, and...the son of the country's most famous, most bigoted television evangelist.

Marley and Christopher immediately spark - and become inseparable. For a month, it's heaven. Then Christopher's parents send him to a Pray Away the Gay program, which leads to even worse things. Hurt and outraged, Marley tells a very big lie - and then has to navigate its repercussions.

©2017 Jeffery Self (P)2017 Scholastic, Inc.

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Amazing book first book that ever made me cry

I love the fact that I can relate to this my parents are hard core catholic when I came out to them my freshman yeah I really did try to kill my self because they kicked me out right away I only wish I had some one to love me like that ❤️

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A Very, Very Good Read

I was intrigued with the story line of Christian and Gay. While the story was a little heavy on the anti-Christian leaning, it was tempered with love and compassion for at least one of the antagonists. It also offered a case for truth in situations where truth might not seem to be the best choice. It was well written from the point of teenage angst and then switching to what is more than just a coming of age story.
Really sweet, sad, inspirational, and just a very, very good read.

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Bury Your Gays

I could not finish this book. The reader was fine. I felt blindsided by this book. I did not expect to encounter the "bury your gays" trope in a YA book from Audible's pride month page. The trope is over done and harmful to the LGBT community, especially younger people.

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Perfect book for teens

This book is an extremely authentic story, and it’s also a page turner! It has funny moments and legitimate tragedy both, just like real life sometimes is when you are in high school, like the main characters are here.

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Perfect, short book

This book is an extremely authentic story, and it’s also a page turner! It has funny moments and legitimate tragedy both, just like real life sometimes is when you are in high school, like the main characters are here. I would recommend this book to not only GLBT teenagers who are potential he coming out or coming to terms with identity, but also parents who are watching their kids do the same because that’s a very real part of the struggle this book illustrates, not only allies, but to anyone who is open to reading about the GLBT adolescent experience and just wants a great summer listen!