• Book Review

    Read Me Like A Book – Liz Kessler

    “Where’s your best friend when you need her?  I mean, seriously.  It’s Saturday night and here I am in Luke’s front room with his sister, Zoe, and a bunch of his mates, listening to a rock band blaring about how we’re all going to die, and watching a couple of lads do something that I think is intended to be dancing but looks more like they’re being slowly electrocuted.  Oh, and did I mention? It’s my birthday.”  Ash’s 17th year is meant to be full of fun and laughter before she has to think about what the future holds and what to do with her life. But nothing is ever…

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    Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

    “When I was little, my dad used to tell me, “Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.” This seemed like a reasonably astute observation to me when I was eight, but it turns out to be incorrect on a few levels. To begin with, you cannot possibly pick your friends, or else I never would have ended up with Tony Cooper.”  Will Grayson’s best friend Tony Cooper is an easy character to hide behind, both literally and figuratively. He ends up dragging Will along into the craziest of situations and Will often wonders how he ended up there.…

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    This Book is Gay – James Dawson

    “Lesson one  Sometimes men fancy men  Sometimes women fancy women  Sometimes women fancy men and women  Sometimes men fancy women and men  Sometimes people don’t fancy anyone  Sometimes a man might want to be a woman Sometimes a woman might want to be a man Got that? It really is that simple.” This Book is Gay takes all the myths and prejudice surrounding the notion of gender identity and sexual orientation and tells it how it is. The Queen of Teen James Dawson shows how all human beings are confusing creatures and how not everyone wants, or needs, labels to be who they really are. This book will have you…

  • Movie Review,  Reviews

    Movie Review: G.B.F

    So I was approached by Egmont to review their book Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan and in association a movie from Peccadillo Pictures called G.B.F. I liked the sound of what they wanted to do, promote movies and books with LGBT themes in order to raise awareness and acceptance for LGBT individuals so I agreed to have a watch and a read.  First up was G.B.F, which if you haven’t guessed stands for Gay Best Friend. Its about Tanner, a seemingly average high school student who is well and truly in the closet, his best friend Brent who is quite stereotypically gay and is planning a full blown coming…

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    Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan

    “9.00 p.m. on a November Saturday, Joni, Tony and I are out on the town. Tony is from the next town over and he needs to get out. His parents are extremely religious. It doesn’t matter which religion – they’re all the same at a certain point and few of them want a gay boy cruising around with his friends on a Saturday night. So every week Tony feeds us bible stories, then on a Saturday we show up at his doorstep well versed in parables and earnestness, dazzling his parents with our blinding purity. They slip him a twenty and tell him to enjoy our study group.” Paul and…

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    Speechless – Hannah Harrington

    “Keeping Secrets isn’t my specialty  It never has been, ever since kindergarten when I found out Becky Swanson had a crush on Tommy Barnes, I managed to circulate that fact to the entire class, including Tommy himself, within our fifteen minute recess – a pretty impressive feat, in retrospect. That was ten years ago, and it still may hold the record for my personal best.” When Chelsea Knot see something juicy, she can’t help but spread the news, and fast. Unfortunately something she spreads gets the wrong response and a boy is beaten unconscious. Chelsea knows it was wrong for what happened to happen, and she knows she was at fault,…

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    From What I Remember – Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas

    “I am jolted awake by sunlight flooding the room. What time is it? Where am I?  Disoriented, I attempt to open my eyes. The light is stabbing. My head is throbbing, my throat is raw and my stomach is roiling. Is this what a hangover feels like?  I wouldn’t know. I’ve never had one. Until now.” Kylie Flores has never done a single spontaneous thing in her life. So when she wakes up in a bed she doesn’t know, in Mexico, with the hottest guy from school, and they are both wearing what look suspiciously like wedding bands, she freaks out. Especially when she’s meant to be giving her valedictorian…