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Nothing pink

by Mark Hardy

  Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school

A nice addition to any library.   (2009-12-22)


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by AnchorageSchools

     Vincent has been raised in a deeply religious family. His father is the pastor of the church and during every service he calls his congregation to come to the altar and pray for the forgiveness of their sins. However, Vincent doesn't know what to do, because no matter how hard he prays, he can't stop being gay. Then a new boy arrives in town. Robert is obviously gay and Vincent isn't sure how to proceed. He has spent so much of his life hiding from everyone that Robert is both a breath of fresh air and a danger. Despite the book not having a timeframe clearly established, references to Linda Ronstadt, 8-track tapes, and AquaNet seriously date the book. In addition, the resolution of Vincent?s religious conflict is superficial at best. What does ring true is the conflicted feelings of first love and the gentle romance that develops between the two boys. It is never graphic although there are references to masturbation and sex. Overall, I don't think that this book will have the reader appeal of "The God Box" by Sanchez.

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