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Posted August 21, 2012
The title of this remarkable anthology says it all¿a multitude
The title of this remarkable anthology says it all—a multitude of LGBTWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
authors, more than sixty of them, have come together to tell themselves
as young adults what they wish they had known back then. In doing so,
they also are reaching out to today’s youth who are struggling with
their sexual identities, letting them know they are not alone and others
have felt the way they feel. Written for age 14 and up, the letters are
honest, emotional and forthright, no holds barred. There are even
practical suggestions for making one’s own life just a little bit
easier. Some of the writers involved will be a surprise to readers and
some will not but that really doesn’t matter because the point of it all
is to make the road just a little easier for the younger generation.
The target audience is obvious but this is a book that can be
appreciated just as much by those of us who are not LGBT because it
gives us a small glimpse of what life is like for young adults who are
unsure of themselves and those who ARE sure but are having difficulty
finding a comfortable place in our world. One really important note is
that this book will strike a chord with all teenagers who are struggling
with issues of any kind, not just sexual identity. Has this been done
before? Perhaps it has but, if so, I haven’t seen it. The authors and
editors and publisher involved all are to be commended for a fine idea
executed brilliantly and with great compassion, so much that I was
frequently brought to tears. I strongly recommend it for young adults
and adults alike and especially would like to see it shelved in every
school library. Lives can literally be saved.
Posted August 2, 2012
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