Tuesday, August 18, 2009

what they always tell us by martin wilson

Yes, the lack of caps is intentional!

17 year old Alex started out his junior year with a suicide attempt; he drank pinesol during a friend's party and was rushed to the hospital. He survived, but his friends treat him like an outcast and his family walks on eggshells around him. His brother, James, is distant and avoids him like the plague. When Alex meets Nathen, things start to change: he joins the cross-country team and discovers a side of himself he didn't know he had. This book deals with anti-gay sentiment in the south without making generalizations. James and Alex tell the story in alternating chapters.