Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez audiobook

Rainbow Boys

By Alex Sanchez
Read by Alston Brown

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Rainbow Trilogy: Book 1

7.13 Hours Unabridged
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JasonCarrillo is a jock with a steady girlfriend, but he can’t stop dreaming aboutsex—with other guys. Kyle Meeks doesn’t look gay, but he is. And he hopes henever has to tell anyone—especially his parents. Nelson Glassman is “out” tothe entire world, but he can’t tell the boy he loves that he wants to be morethan just friends.Three teenage boys, coming of age and out of the closet. In arevealing debut novel that percolates with passion and wit, Alex Sanchezfollows these very different high school seniors as their struggles withsexuality and intolerance draw them into a triangle of love, betrayal, and,ultimately, friendship.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

JasonCarrillo is a jock with a steady girlfriend, but he can’t stop dreaming aboutsex—with other guys. Kyle Meeks doesn’t look gay, but he is. And he hopes henever has to tell anyone—especially his parents. Nelson Glassman is “out” tothe entire world, but he can’t tell the boy he loves that he wants to be morethan just friends.Three teenage boys, coming of age and out of the closet.

In arevealing debut novel that percolates with passion and wit, Alex Sanchezfollows these very different high school seniors as their struggles withsexuality and intolerance draw them into a triangle of love, betrayal, and,ultimately, friendship.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Groundbreaking.” Time Out New York
“A forthright portrayal of growing up gay.” USA Today
“Realistic and remarkably honest.” Lambda Book Report
“When a work of fiction embodies such accuracy and emotional complexity, there is but one word to describe it: true.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“First-novelist Sanchez writes with passion and understanding as well as some welcome humor, but it’s issues, not characters, that drive this novel…[with] sympathetic characters who rise above the stereotypical and—most important—its focus on love as the heart of homosexuality. Ultimately, the author demonstrates, coming out is really coming in—entering a circle of support and self-acceptance that may lead to a more universal community of acceptance and tolerance.” Booklist
“This gutsy, in-your-face debut novel speaks the language of real life for gay teens, that of the ecstasy, heartache, and humor of first love (and sex), that of daily harassment and fear, that of having what it takes to stand up and be proud of who you are. There will no doubt be challenges to Rainbow Boys, much like the challenges of Judy Blume’s Forever when it was published in the 1970s. But please, have the courage to make it available to those who need it—it can open eyes and change lives.” School Library Journal
“The characters’ complicated feelings are well drawn, and readers will find themselves interested in each of the protagonists’ lives. Sanchez creates modern situations that speak to contemporary teens…Some of the language and sexual situations may be too mature for some readers, but overall there’s enough conflict, humor, and tenderness to make this story believable—and touching.” Publishers Weekly
“Thought-provoking and informative for all young adults.” Kirkus Reviews

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Alex Sanchez

Author Bio: Alex Sanchez

Alex Sanchez spent almost fifteen years working with youth. He is the author of the teen novels Boyfriends with Girlfriends, Bait, The God Box, Getting It, Rainbow Boys, Rainbow High, and Rainbow Road, as well as the Lambda Award–winning middle-grade novel So Hard to Say. Lambda Literary Foundation honored Alex with an Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize. He lives in Thailand and Hollywood, Florida.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.13
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English