Monday, August 9, 2010

Great novels with gay male characters

Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a novel written by John Green and David Levithan, with each chapter focusing on a different Will Grayson. One Will is a closet gay teen with an anger problem, while the other Will Grayson is straight, but has the gayest best friend in history. One night, Will meets Will, and their lives are forever changed. The book is sincere and hilarious in ways only Green and Levithan could do. In the end, a very honest book that looks at the difficulties of being gay in two totally different ways.

King of the Screwups by KL Going is about a guy who is too perfect and thus can never live up to the expectations of his father. Sent to live with his gay uncle, in the middle of nowhere, Liam attempts to improve himself by being someone else. But no matter how hard he tries to not screw up, things continue to domino. A novel that is ultimately about finding out who you are and accepting your faults.

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