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Tales of the Closet: The Collected Series

Tales of the Closet: The Collected Series

by Ivan, Jr. Ivan Velez Jr. (Created by)

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Eight teenagers at Decatur High School in Queens are gay and suffering for it. Only one, new-waver Scott Lind, is out of the closet, and this makes him a punching bag for Decatur High's homophobic jocks. Defending Scott brings the eight together, becoming kind of a secret, multi-racial gay-lesbian club. One girl has her diary, which includes her thoughts about other girls, found by her deeply religious mother, and she must start going out with a dimwitted (but decent) boy to "get straight". Another character's violent father dies, leaving him an orphan. He is moved into a group home and ends up hustling, where he is attacked and left for dead. This volume feels like the beginning of a soap opera, and unfortunately, none of the storylines conclude in this volume. Velez is good at drawing people, but his panels are cramped and lacking in background detail. It is a testament to his ability to create interesting characters that the story overcomes the rough art to leave the reader wondering what happens next. This book is appropriate for YA readers-there is no nudity or sex. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Planet Bronx Productions
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Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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