Synopses & Reviews
How could I choose betwen my sexuality and my spirituality, two of themost important parts that made me whole?
High school senior Paul has dated Angie since middle school, and they're good together. They have a lot of the same interests, like singing in their church choir and being active in Bible club. But when Manuel transfers to their school, Paul has to rethink his life. Manuel is the first openly gay teen anyone in their small town has ever met, and yet he says he's also a committed Christian. Talking to Manuel makes Paul reconsider thoughts he has kept hidden, and listening to Manuel's interpretation of Biblical passages on homosexuality causes Paul to reevaluate everything he believed. Manuel's outspokenness triggers dramatic consequences at school, culminating in a terrifying situation that leads Paul to take a stand.
Lambda Literary Award-winning author Alex Sanchez tackles a subject ripped from the headlines in this exciting and thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be both religious and gay.
In an unforgettable novel, a Lambda Award-winning author tells the story of Paul, a religious high-school senior whose life is turned upside-down when he meets Manuel, who says he's both Christian and gay — two things Paul didn't think could coexist.
Paul, a religious teen living in a small conservative town, finds his world turned upside down when he meets Manueland#8212;a young man who says heand#8217;s both Christian and gay, two things that Paul didnand#8217;t think could coexist in one person. Doesnand#8217;t the Bible forbid homosexuality? As Paul struggles with Manueland#8217;s interpretation of the Bible, thoughts that Paul has long tried to bury begin to surface, and he finds himself re-examining his whole life. This is an unforgettable book on an extremely timely topic that strives to open minds on both ends of the spectrum.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Alex Sanchezandlt;/Bandgt; spent almost fifteen years working with youth. He is the author of the teen novels andlt;Iandgt;Boyfriends with Girlfriendsandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Baitandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The God Boxandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Getting Itandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Rainbow Boysandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Rainbow Highandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;Rainbow Roadandlt;/Iandgt;, as well as the Lambda Awardand#8211;winning middle-grade novel andlt;Iandgt;So Hard to Sayandlt;/Iandgt;. Lambda Literary Foundation honored Alex with an Outstanding Mid-Career Novelistsand#8217; Prize. He lives in Thailand and Hollywood, Florida. Visit him at AlexSanchez.com.