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Boys on the Rock

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2003

    Fantastic!!

    The only word to discribe this book is Oustanding, it draws you in from start to finish.It gives u an understanding of what it is like to grow up gay and then sum. I loved it!!!:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2002

    Brilliant!

    This is a story that will keep you reading from dtart to finish. It's powerful and gut-wrenching at times. If you like a story that reads true to life- read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2001

    I laughed, I cried, I remembered my first love!

    This book was sensational! So much of what the main character went through reminds me of my first true love. All I can say is, grab a blanket and snuggle down on the couch and settle in for an amazing tell of love and letting go. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves a great story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2001

    Great Book...

    I found this book to be one of the very best I've read in a long time. The only problem I have with it was that it was too short! I only wished that it was longer. I could certainly relate on certain issues with Billy Conners. This book will certainly be going on my favorite list. I found it to be hurmurous, honest, and real. I highly recommend this book to readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2001

    AN ABSORBING READ

    Like others, I read this novel when it was first published and I was younger. I have come back to it many times to read favorite chapters. I shall always remember the main character's aunt and her sly way of simply accepting him as he he was. I have never found another book quite like this. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2000

    I'm straight and I loved this book!

    I've only just begun to delve into the world of homosexual fiction. I had several gay friends in high school and I wondered about what their experience of coming out of the closet might have been like. John Fox does an amazing job with this topic in The Boys on the Rock. I think what I liked most about it was how it was a coming of age story as well as a coming out story. Billy learns that homosexual relationships are, at their core, very similar to heterosexual ones, whether he likes it or not. Love is a complex emotion and it exists in all romantic relationships-- heterosexual or homosexual. I read this book in 3 hours. It was gripping, funny, sad and. . .well, amazing. You really feel for Billy throughout the book. I did!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2000

    One of the Best Gay Novels Ever

    This is one of my favorites. I've given away copies in each edition. Short yet profoundly sexy and moving. John Fox unfortunately died of AIDs, so his legacy is slim yet graceful. Buy this book now! One of the classics in the growing gay/lesbian sports ficion genre.

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