Monday, February 7, 2011

Love Drugged

Problem: Fifteen year old Jamie is gay and he doesn't want to be. 
Solution: "Date" one of the hottest, richest girls at school whose dad happens to invent pharmaceuticals, one of which happens to be a drug that suppresses homosexual tendencies just like an allergy pill.
Result: Kind of a lame and definitely not-believable story.  Jamie is actually just afraid to tell his parents, which is probably one of the hardest things for a gay person to do so I'm not making fun of that.  The emotions and motivations of the Jamie are completely realistic, but every other character is so incredibly under-developed it just doesn't work as a story.

Or maybe I shouldn't have read Will Grayson, Will Grayson before I read this.  Sorry James Klise - you get an A for effort and honesty, but nothing else.  I know this is a short review but there's really not much else to say. 

Note: This book was read for possible inclusion on the 2011/2012 YARP list.

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