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Rainbow Boys

Narrated by: Alston Brown
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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This Story Is Flirty

Publisher's Summary

Jason Carrillo is a jock with a steady girlfriend, but he can't stop dreaming about sex...with other guys.

Kyle Meeks doesn't look gay, but he is. And he hopes he never has to tell anyone - especially his parents.

Nelson Glassman is "out" to the entire world, but he can't tell the boy he loves that he wants to be more than just friends.

Three teenage boys, coming of age and out of the closet. In a revealing debut novel that percolates with passion and wit, Alex Sanchez follows these very different high-school seniors as their struggles with sexuality and intolerance draw them into a triangle of love, betrayal, and ultimately, friendship.

©2001 Alex Sanchez (P)2012 AudioGO

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I like this book

I love everything about this book and it's narrative. I read it before and listen to it twice. I think a lot of people should read or listen to this book, whether they are gay or not, and than ask themselves, "Is being gay a choice?". Who in their right mind will choose to be gay? Being gay isn't a chose.

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Mixed feelings

The characters were well-written, and their relationships with each other and their families felt real. The book feels like a morality play, to a certain extent. The moral was heavy-handed, although I appreciate that people are writing books about how hard life is for teens in general, and the added difficulty of being lgbtq.
The details, though... it felt like it was set in 1990. Tapes? A chain-smoking teen? The over-all homophobic atmosphere? Oof. Or the author hasn’t really paid attention to teen culture since 1990... this part made it pretty painful to get through, honestly. Of course, I say that, but at the same time, when it ended I burst out “Wait, that’s it?!” So... lol Yeah. 4 stars.

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My favorite book

I don't know how many times I've read this book growing up but it's fantastic!!!!!! It is a must-read and the audio is absolutely fantastic

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Beautiful like a rainbow

this was my coming out book so I love it. Alex Sanchez did a brilliant job. Highly recommend it.

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Good book.

Perhaps it was a bit predictable due to having lived a bit of it / seen it in other sources. Still worth the time.

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It was okay

Not all stories aimed at YA have a moral point of view, but this one does. Gay boys best be as chaste as possible and anything else will leave one traumatized, at the very least. It galls me that the act of intimacy that was most fully described was the one that was ... err... problematic.

It is a cute story and the three boys are suitably developed characters, but seem less adolescent than their years might indicate.

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coming of age

Loved this novel years back when I read it, love the audiobook. Great coming of age novel.