Category: Homosexuality

We the Animals by Justin Torres

Justin Torres’ We the Animals is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novella about a young boy and his two brothers, growing up mixed-race (their father is Puerto Rican and their mother is Caucasian) in New York. Though the book is rather short, at just under 130…

Guest Post: Joel Derfner, Lawfully Wedded Husband

Dear Readers, Today, I am pleased to welcome Joel Derfner, author of Lawfully Wedded Husband and Swish, to the blog! After weeks of trying to figure out what to write my guest post about, I take Roof Beam Reader’s recent post about Arthur Conan Doyle…

Thoughts: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD:  51 When you look at the cover for Two Boys Kissing, you get a pretty good idea of what this book will be about.  Then you read the synopsis on the…

Thoughts: Gods and Monsters by Christopher Bram

Gods and Monsters by Christopher Bram Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 34 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Gods and Monsters, originally published under the title Father of Frankenstein is a creative retelling of the life of…

Thoughts: Shine by Lauren Myracle

Shine by Lauren Myracle Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 31 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Cat and Patrick are best of friends.  Cat is a tomboy who doesn’t mind getting a bit dirty and who doesn’t…

Thoughts: Sodom on the Thames by Morris B. Kaplan

Sodom on the Thames: Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times by Morris B. Kaplan Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 20 Sodom on the Thames is a descriptive and argumentative essay divided into four chapters, each of which focuses on one element…

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