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In 16-year-old Mike Hernandez's life, only one thing is clear: Gay is not okay. His family's life revolves around the church, a church run by the vocally intolerant Pastor Myers, so Mike has resolved to spend his life in the closet. His only escape - besides the occasional, anonymous gay make-out session - is his art. He pours his complicated emotions into risque drawings he keeps in a secret sketchbook. A sketchbook he carries everywhere.

When his sketchbook goes missing in the middle of Sunday school, Mike is sure his life is over. He's going to be outed, ostracized by their community, condemned by the pastor, maybe even homeless. What's worse, the pastor's son, Chris, suddenly seems hell-bent on adopting Mike and his friends, and he has no idea why.

When an awkward confrontation with Chris leads to an unexpected kiss instead of a much-expected punch, Mike's world is turned upside down. As their friendship grows and faith is questioned, Mike may be forced to choose between the comfortable life he's always lived and a chance at the love he never thought he deserved.

©2018 Alexander C. Eberhart (P)2020 Tantor

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beautiful book!

this book has the ring of authenticity to it. A coming of age story that touches on very real conflicts and the journey taken to find one's self and place in the world. there's humor and pain in this story and it is well worth exploring. joel Leslie does a remarkable job bringing the characters to life. his interpretation and presentation make "There Goes Sunday School" a pleasure to listen to, and impossible to put down.

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Heart hurting in a good way

Having read Eberhart’s other story I went into this one with some serious trepidation. The other story was unexpectedly heavy and not at all what I was anticipating. This one the other hand was wonderful. It’s absolutely a high school drama with teenage angst and suffering. Given the topic the suffering is real and could have life changing consequences. The characters are like-able especially Chris. I spent my time rooting for him and his evolution and bravery. The end broke my heart but was completely true to life in high school. This isn’t a true romance in the classic hea given the age of the characters but you’re left with hope.