Twelve Days in August by Liza Ketchum Murrow

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Twelve days in August change a sixteen-year-old soccer player's perceptions of himself, his family, girls, and gays.
 

About Liza Ketchum Murrow

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Liza Ketchum is the author of ORPHAN JOURNEY HOME (Avon Books) and several other books for middle graders and young adults. WHERE THE GREAT HAWK FLIES is based on her own ancestors. She lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by Holiday House, 1993. 202 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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With terrific pacing and a real sense of what makes people tick, Murrow translates current issues into a flesh-and-blood story of high-school sports, relationships, and homophobia.

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For 16-year-old Todd O'Conner, the summer has been relatively carefree, what with sexy Kai for a girlfriend and an auspicious year ahead playing varsity soccer. But upsets occur when Alex and his beau

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Randy says Alex is a ``faggot'' and that ``anyone who even looks at Alex is a fag.'' Todd, like the others on the team, follows Randy's lead, albeit with misgivings.

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