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  • Posted August 29, 2010

    Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

    Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez was a very touching book about Jason Carrillo, Kyle Meeks, and Nelson Glassman; three seniors in high school who start having contradicting feelings about each other and who they truly are. It was unbelievably realistic mostly because of the modern slang he incorporated into it and how the story is about teenagers finding out who they really are; a topic most teenagers would find relatable. I liked how Sanchez added his own unique and witty humor into the story. The plot was clear and easy to follow without being too predictable. Sanchez expresses the characters and their personality traits through their actions instead of just telling you all at once. I couldn't put it down, and when I finally did I couldn't stop wondering what was to come next. The novel has many great morals including, be yourself, don't judge a book by its cover, think about your actions and their consequences, and with friendship and self-acceptance you can get through even the toughest obstacles. I hope to read another book by this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    The Strange Kit: Chapter Three

    Rainbowpaw trotted happily into camp, two voles and a sparrow in her jaws. She has been an apprentice for four moons now, and her mentor thinks she's more than ready to become a warrior. There's only one thing blocking her path. "Great job today, Rainbowpaw," Lightningbolt praised her apprentice. "You can go change the elder's bedding, then you can rest for the day. Tomorrow I'll give you your warrior assessment." "Ok!" Rainbowpaw dropped her freshkill into the pile and padded up to the elders' den. The clan's only elder, Brokenwing, lifted his head as she walked in. "Yay now i can have a clean nest for once," he grumbled and moved aside to let her get to work. As she was sorting the bedding into good usage and musty, old stuff, Softfeather came in and dropped a wad of moss next to Rainbowpaw. "Here," she said, "bedding for Brokenwing." "Thanks," Rainbowpaw replied, and applied the bedding to the nest. When she was done, she walked out of the den and up to the freshkill pile. It was nearly dusk, and it was time for the clan to share togues. Rainbowpaw took a sparrow from the pile and sat on the mossy spot where the apprentices usually sit. Shadowpaw, a newly made apprentice just a moon ago, was there. "Hey Shadowpaw," Rainbowpaw said. "Hi Rainbowpaw," Shadowpaw whispered. She was very shy and did't like talking to people much. The two shecats ate in silence. Then, Rainbowpaw decided she was gonna turn in for the night. My last night in the apprentices' den, she thought as she curled up in her nest and instantly fell asleep. •••••••• "C'mon Rainbowpaw! Time for your assessment!" Rainbowpaw drowsily heard her mentor calling her for her assessment. "Coming!" she shouted. She gave her fur a couple of licks and walked out of the den. "We're joining the border patrol right now," Lightningbolt meowed. She led Rainbowpaw over to Softwing, a newly made warrior along with her brother Brackenheart a moon ago, Thorntooth, Featherleaf, and Flutterstar herself. "Lets go check the Lightclan border," Flutterstar said, and bounded in the direction of the border. The others followed her at a quick pace. When they got there, Lightningbolt turned to her apprentice. "What do you smell," she asked. Rainbowpaw took a deep breath. "Vole, some squirrel, fresh border marks, and some foul stench that doesn't smell like anything I know of," Rainbowpaw replied confidently. The others follow Rainbowpaw as she follows the scent. Then, Rainbowpaw steps in a strange, fizzy liquid. "Oh yuck!" she exclaims and rubs her paws on a leaf. "We'd better put a bramble barrier around it just in case," Flutterstar said. "Good find," Lightningbolt praised her apprentice as they head back to camp. "I think you've passed your assessment." "The ceremony will be at sunhigh," Flutterstar said, "Which is just about now." She lept up onto the Clanrock. "Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey join hear beneath the Clanrock for a meeting!" Flutterstar shouted. Everyone gathered. "Today, I would like to welcome a new warrior into our ranks," she said. "Rainbowpaw, please step forward." She stepped forward. "Rainbowpaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and protect and defend this clan even at the cost of your life?" "I do." "Then by the powers of Starclan I give you your warrior name," Flutterstar said. "Rainbowpaw, from this moment onward you shall be known as Rainbowflash. Starclan honors your skill and bravery, and we welcome you as a full member of Equestriaclan."

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Is that matt bomer on the cover?

    Just sayin

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    This book is great.

    This could help you if you are glbt or questioning... it helped me, so it might help you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2014

    A great book! I couldn't put it down once I read the first chapt

    A great book! I couldn't put it down once I read the first chapter! It really touched me. It shows that it's okay to be gay yet it's pretty hard. I would know. Can't wait to read the next one! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    To Ray

    Do you go to Churchland High School?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Love this book

    I absolutly love rhis book... and the other two books as well

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    Love

    These books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Gay porn!!

    Is aewsome!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Great book

    Awesome story with a trilogy to continue their life. Must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Trending Issue

    This book is a fantastic rendition of what happens when boys realize their sexual preference perfect read for teens who are going through the same problem in their lives and for those who think same sex love is beautiful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Thought I was in school again.

    Thank you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    A must read for all!

    I read this book nine years ago and at the time, I didn't realize that the focus was on LGBT issues solely but was able to connect to the book as a 12 year old girl. This series is a classic tale that all teens and above should read. It teaches acceptance, love, and shows the battles that teens face. The characters are loveable and the series is written beautifully.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    I loved it!

    I finashed it the night I got it. It's a great book I couldn't get over it. I was disapointed when it was over. I can't wait to get the sequal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Loved it!

    One of the best books I've read in the genre of YA LGBTQ.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    So AMAZING

    Such a good read :D Go.Read.This.Book.now
    Like seriously DO IT READ

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

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    I Also Recommend:

    The Book for Highschool

    If your Gay ( bi curious) and in HighSchool this the book for you. I had to read it twice!

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Great book!

    It is no wonder that Alex Sanchez has won several awards as a writer. This story and its characters are charming, and it's hard to put down. The characters and what they face (coming out, crushes and first love, homophobia, etc.) are drawn very realistically and with great sensitivity. Every gay kid should read this book -- if only to prove to them that they are not alone.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

    Definitely helped me get through high school.

    With a small gay population at the high school I attended, this book really helped me find myself, in a way that no other book could do because this one was written especially for a younger crowd. I've read and re-read the entire series, and it's a topic brought up on a regular basis when talking about books with my friends. Thank you, Alex. Now, if only Nelson was real. Don't get a boy's hopes up.;)

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  • Posted February 26, 2010

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    Very inspiring!!

    Alex Sanchez is brilliant, anyone can relate to either Kyle, Nelson, or Jason. This book is important for those who aspire to "come out" and to those who want to learn the troubles of "coming out". One of the best books I have ever read!!
    Definetly would love to read more, on the lives of Kyle Nelson And Jason! :)

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