Tips on Having a Gay Boyfriend by Carrie Jones
Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend

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Winner of the 2008 Maine Literary Award

Dylan is Belle's true love-maybe even her soulmate. Until one day when Dylan drops the ultimate bomb: he's gay. Where, Belle wonders, does that leave her? And how will the rest of their small town deal with an openly gay Homecoming King? This beautifully written debut explores what happens when you are suddenly forced to see someone in a new light, and what that can teach you about yourself.

"Provocative . . . The author's poetic prose ably captures her heroine's emotional upheavals." -Publishers Weekly"It's good to have [Carrie Jones'] talent in the field." -KLIATT"Jones offers an atypical perspective of the coming-out story by legitimizing the love that is not lost, but changed, when young people grow up and apart." -School Library Journal"From the first sentence of Carrie Jones' novel I could tell that here was a bright new writer who was going to set the world of young adult letters af lame." -Kathi Appelt, award-winning poet and author

 

About Carrie Jones

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Carrie Jones is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Need series, as well as After Obsession with Steven E. Wedel. She is a distinguished alum of Vermont College's MFA Program, and a part-time police dispatcher in Maine because she likes cop stories. Really. She blogs about her dogs, cops, and a bit about writing too at www.carriejonesbooks.com.
 
Published May 8, 2008 by Flux. 288 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This touching tale about a teenage girl whose boyfriend turns out to be gay is marred by prose that is seemingly unedited.

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An array of major plotlines—Belle's heartbreak, her and Dylan's new relationships, a thug that threatens both Dylan and Belle and the former couple's attempt to salvage their friendship, among others—can make it difficult to know where to focus.

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Common Sense Media

Belle is an honest character and her unique story will make teens think about tolerance and love -- and the challenges that exist for gay people and those who support them.

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