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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.

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James Howeauthor of The Watcher An important, groundbreaking book, Rainbow Boys takes an honest look at gay teen life today. The characters are enormously appealing and the situations as contemporary as the evening news. This is a book that could change thinking — and could very well change lives.

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Nancy Garden is the author of Annie on My Mind and Good Moon Rising. There are still woefully few books for young adults that explore in depth the coming-out process of young gay men. Alex Sanchez touches on nearly all the issues involved, taking his readers on a journey through the world of three gay teenagers as they struggle with virginity, sex, body image, denial, support groups, homophobia, activism, gay bashing, parental and peer reactions, Internet predators, HIV — and love.

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Patricia Nell Warrenauthor of The Front RunnerRainbow Boys may do for high-schoolers what Heather Has Two Mommies did for grade-schoolers — inspire acceptance of gayness in both straight students and about-to-come-out students.

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Three high school seniors, a jock with a girlfriend and an alcoholic father, a closeted gay, and a flamboyant gay rights advocate, struggle with family issues, gay bashers, first sex, and conflicting feelings about each other.

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This ALA Best Book for Young Adults and Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2002 introduces Jason Carillo, a popular high school jock with a secret. When he musters up the courage to attend a nearby meeting for gay teens, he runs into two of his classmates.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Alex Sanchez received his master's degree in guidance and counseling from Old Dominion University. For many years he worked as a youth and family counselor. His novels include the Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say, the Rainbow Boys trilogy, and Bait. When not writing, Alex tours the country talking with teens, librarians, and educators about the importance of teaching tolerance and self-acceptance. Originally from Mexico, Alex now lives in Thailand and Hollywood, Florida. Visit Alex at AlexSanchez.com.

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emmejo, April 25, 2013 (view all comments by emmejo)
Jason is a well-liked basketball player with an equally popular girlfriend, but he can't seem to stop himself thinking about guys. He can't be gay, can he?

Kyle knows he's gay, he just doesn't want anyone else to know about it, particularly since he's crushing on apparently straight-as-an-arrow Jason.

Nelson is out and flamboyantly proud of it, but his confidence in his sexuality doesn't extend to telling one of his best friends that he feels something more for him.

This book follows the interwoven story of these three teens as they explore their sexuality and friendships and the odd places where those two elements cross.

This is a light read, easily finished in a few hours. Despite the high levels of teen angst and heartfelt, confessional tone, it never really engaged me with the characters. They were each modeled on one stereotype of a gay guy and although the author tried to add enough non-traditional traits, in the end, they never really escaped the role they had been cast in. I can see that it might be appealing to gay teens who feel like they want affirmation that others have the same thoughts as they do, but this story was just too teen-soap-opera-esqe for me.
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jessyd, November 15, 2006 (view all comments by jessyd)
I LOVE this book. Everytime i go to the library i always rent it. I recommend it to all type of of sexuality gays and straights. If your straight it gives you an idea of what gay teenagers are going through. If your gay it'll give you excitment to know that your not the only one who goes through rough roads about your sexuality.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689857706
Author:
Sanchez, Alex
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
Louth, Jack
Location:
New York
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Social Situations - Dating & Sex
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Alcoholism
Subject:
Social Situations - Homosexuality
Subject:
Homosexuality
Subject:
Coming out
Subject:
Situations / Homosexuality
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Homosexuality
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Homosexuality
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Simon Pulse ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
760
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8.085 oz
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 272 pages Simon Pulse - English 9780689857706 Reviews:
"Review" by , James Howeauthor of The Watcher An important, groundbreaking book, Rainbow Boys takes an honest look at gay teen life today. The characters are enormously appealing and the situations as contemporary as the evening news. This is a book that could change thinking — and could very well change lives.
"Review" by , Nancy Garden is the author of Annie on My Mind and Good Moon Rising. There are still woefully few books for young adults that explore in depth the coming-out process of young gay men. Alex Sanchez touches on nearly all the issues involved, taking his readers on a journey through the world of three gay teenagers as they struggle with virginity, sex, body image, denial, support groups, homophobia, activism, gay bashing, parental and peer reactions, Internet predators, HIV — and love.
"Review" by , Patricia Nell Warrenauthor of The Front RunnerRainbow Boys may do for high-schoolers what Heather Has Two Mommies did for grade-schoolers — inspire acceptance of gayness in both straight students and about-to-come-out students.
"Synopsis" by , Three high school seniors, a jock with a girlfriend and an alcoholic father, a closeted gay, and a flamboyant gay rights advocate, struggle with family issues, gay bashers, first sex, and conflicting feelings about each other.
"Synopsis" by , This ALA Best Book for Young Adults and Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2002 introduces Jason Carillo, a popular high school jock with a secret. When he musters up the courage to attend a nearby meeting for gay teens, he runs into two of his classmates.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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