By Robin Reardon
I admire the lengthy distance run, if you suppose like you are approximately to die. . .and then you definitely succeed in this position the place you are feeling like there aren't any barriers for you at any place. . .In many ways, Jason Peele is like every different teen. He hits the books, hangs together with his associates, flirts with ladies, and omits the total fact of his lifestyles from his Aunt Audrey and Uncle Steve, who've raised him considering the fact that his mom and dad died. yet there is a technique that Jason Peele is particularly diverse: while he desires at evening, it is not approximately women; it truly is approximately David Bowie. At sixteen-years-old, Jason is simply commencing to needless to say he can be gay.The one position Jason feels cozy is at the tune the place he can run speedy and difficult. He loves the texture of the wind at his again, of his legs propelling him furiously round, the roar of the group in his ears. yet now, even his sanctuary feels threatening. it is not simply the jerks who name him "faggot" within the locker room. a brand new man has joined the group, and every thing approximately him will problem the way in which Jason sees lifestyles. From late-night showings of "La Cage Aux Folles" to analyzing Gandhi, he is operating a brand new race on an doubtful direction, and just one thing's for sure--his senior 12 months goes to be unforgettable...With A mystery side, Robin Reardon provides a gorgeous, delicate coming-of-age novel approximately id and braveness, love and honor, anger and wish, and the numerous methods the reality can particularly set you free."As attractive because it is outstanding. A mystery facet is a fresh spin at the popping out tale in addition to a memorable new love tale for the hot millennium." --Brian Sloan, writer of A story of 2 Summers
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Plus, we'll have to act like we're nothing more to each other than classmates. He won't kiss me. We won't hold hands. Sometimes when I think about what we can't do, it makes me angry. ” But as it is... By the time I've washed the dinner dishes and packed up my books so that it looks like I'm doing my homework at the library, it's already seven o'clock. Raj is there, books spread out all over a large table. I stand across from him, holding my breath, until he looks up. He smiles. I beam, I'm sure of it.
Gay. Jason's gay. Jason's gay. Suddenly I'm leaning against a tree. Really, I sort of fall against it. My head spins, and I'm gasping so hard my breath feels like it's shredding my throat. Before I know it, I'm sinking, and then I'm on the ground. My head hits the rough bark behind me so hard it hurts. I can't see; why can't I see? Oh. My eyes are clenched shut. But I don't open them. I force myself to take a few deep breaths. Can you force calm? It's what I'm trying to do. And then something's on my hand.
Sometimes when I think about what we can't do, it makes me angry. ” But as it is... By the time I've washed the dinner dishes and packed up my books so that it looks like I'm doing my homework at the library, it's already seven o'clock. Raj is there, books spread out all over a large table. I stand across from him, holding my breath, until he looks up. He smiles. I beam, I'm sure of it. ” He indicates the chair beside him. This might be better than I'd thought. But our legs don't touch, our hands don't touch, nothing touches but our eyes.
A Secret Edge by Robin Reardon