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A Secret Edge by Robin Reardon PDF

By Robin Reardon

ISBN-10: 075821927X

ISBN-13: 9780758219275

I admire the lengthy distance run, in case you think like you are approximately to die. . .and then you definitely achieve this position the place you are feeling like there aren't any obstacles for you wherever. . .In many ways, Jason Peele is like every different teen. He hits the books, hangs along with his neighbors, flirts with ladies, and omits the total fact of his existence from his Aunt Audrey and Uncle Steve, who've raised him due to the fact that his mom and dad died. yet there is a technique that Jason Peele is particularly varied: while he goals at evening, it is not approximately ladies; it is approximately David Bowie. At sixteen-years-old, Jason is simply commencing to remember that he should be gay.The one position Jason feels cozy is at the tune the place he can run quickly and difficult. He loves the texture of the wind at his again, of his legs propelling him furiously round, the roar of the gang 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 workforce, and every little thing approximately him will problem the best way Jason sees lifestyles. From late-night showings of "La Cage Aux Folles" to studying Gandhi, he is operating a brand new race on an doubtful path, and just one thing's for sure--his senior 12 months goes to be unforgettable...With A mystery part, Robin Reardon grants a gorgeous, delicate coming-of-age novel approximately identification and braveness, love and honor, anger and wish, and the various methods the reality can relatively set you free."As attractive because it is astounding. A mystery aspect is a clean spin at the popping out tale in addition to a memorable new love tale for the recent millennium." --Brian Sloan, writer of A story of 2 Summers

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I might not be able to stop. ” Stop? I don't want him to stop. And then it hits me what he means. Okay, he's right. We can't do that. I can't do that. So I go back to where he's standing and hold him again. And, honest, we do spend some time on books and Gandhi. But I need to know more about being gay. Raj is the only gay person I know, and I have so many questions. I start with parents. “You said your folks aren't happy that you're gay. Are they angry? Do they try to convince you to go straight?

I pick up the nearest book. It's a biography of Mahatma Gandhi. So much for talking about homosexuality. ” Raj asks. “Of course. I mean, I don't know a lot about him, but I know about how he used pacifism for civil disobedience. ” “He was a man of God. A man of peace. A man of love. ” He looks hard at me, scowling. ” “I think so. ” Raj chuckles. ” I feel his hand on my thigh. “I like you. Very much. And I want you to know who I am, just as I want to know who you are. I'm taking this risk, showing you first.

This is a category into which ancient Hindus believed I would have fallen. It had subcategories, like men who are with men but take the active role, or the passive role, and women with women, and so on. ” “You mean it was okay to be gay back then? ” “Centuries ago. ” A kind of half laugh, half snort escapes me. “So why don't your parents—” “Ah, Jason, things have changed. The ancient texts are the same, but as with many things about my country, my culture, we have allowed Western attitudes to dictate what's 47 ROBIN REARDON – A Secret Edge appropriate.

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