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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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    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,…