Tristant and Elijah

Tristant and Elijah

by Jennifer Lavoie

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Tristant Whitfield has had a secret crush on straight Elijah Cambridge since the start of high school. He's okay keeping his distance, but when Elijah starts visiting him at work and bringing his favorite coffee, Tristant begins to wonder if there's something more there.

Then Elijah uncovers a scandalous old letter from Tristant's great uncle tucked away in a book, and the two boys begin a journey through journals and letters to discover the real Uncle Glenn and the secrets he hid from his family. And Tristant realizes that Elijah has been hiding something as well.

A secret that just might change everything.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149737833
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Publication date: 07/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,074,336
File size: 656 KB

About the Author

Jennifer Lavoie lives in Connecticut in the same city she grew up in. While growing up, she always wanted to be a writer or a teacher and briefly debated a career in marine biology. The only problem with that was she�s deathly afraid of deep water. Starting during a holiday season as temporary help, she worked in a bookstore for six years and made it all the way up to assistant manager before she left to take a job teaching. Jennifer has her bachelor�s degree in secondary English education and found a job in her town teaching middle school students. Along with another teacher and a handful of students, Jennifer started the first Gay-Straight Alliance at the school. She is also active in other student clubs and enjoys pairing students with books that make them love to read.

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Tristant and Elijah 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
kirstyviz More than 1 year ago
I requested Tristant and Elijah on NetGalley because of the appeal of a Young Adult romance with a M/M twist. Tristant and Elijah are two very different characters. Tristant is an openly gay teenager who loves books and has been infatuated with school-mate Elijah for three years. The Elijah we meet is clearly uncomfortable with his projected identity and is eager to be Tristant's friend, surprising him with gifts of coffee and visits to the shop where he works. Though Tristant is confused by Elijah's actions, he welcomes them and as witnesses to the beginning os their relationship we hope that Elijah's motives are genuine. It is the Tristant's discovery of his great-uncle's journal and the mysteries surrounding its connection with an old letter which brings the two young men closer. The tragic love story of Tristant's great-uncle in the early twentieth century runs parallel with the developing romance between Tristant and Elijah, which has its own obstacles. Jennifer Lavoie uses the narrative as a commentary on society's stereotypes of homosexuality, which outwardly appear easy for Tristant to overcome, but the fear of rejection by his friends and family hold Elijah back. This is a clean young adult romance but the passion and emotion between the couple is intense. Tristant has a sincerity and transparency which makes his character accessible to the reader, whereas Elijah is more guarded, but we still feel sympathy for his situation. One of my favourite characters is Tristant's Gram who brings a humour and warmness to the story, which is often needed after the stark reality of the journal entries. Tristant and Elijah is an important novel, beautifully written by Jennifer Lavoie. I hope that young adult readers, regardless of their sexuality will pick this up and become overwhelmed with the story like I was. I look forward to reading more of the author's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago