By Robin Reardon
I admire the lengthy distance run, if you believe like you are approximately to die. . .and you then succeed in this position the place you are feeling like there aren't any limitations for you at any place. . .In some ways, Jason Peele is like every different teen. He hits the books, hangs along with his associates, flirts with ladies, and omits the total fact of his lifestyles from his Aunt Audrey and Uncle Steve, who've raised him on account that his mom and dad died. yet there is a technique that Jason Peele is particularly varied: whilst he desires at evening, it's not approximately women; it really is approximately David Bowie. At sixteen-years-old, Jason is simply commencing to needless to say he should be gay.The one position Jason feels cozy is at the music the place he can run speedy and difficult. He loves the texture of the wind at his again, of his legs propelling him furiously round, the roar of the group in his ears. yet now, even his sanctuary feels threatening. it's not simply the jerks who name him "faggot" within the locker room. a brand new man has joined the crew, and every thing approximately him will problem the way in which Jason sees existence. From late-night showings of "La Cage Aux Folles" to interpreting Gandhi, he is operating a brand new race on an doubtful direction, and just one thing's for sure--his senior yr goes to be unforgettable...With A mystery side, Robin Reardon offers a lovely, delicate coming-of-age novel approximately identification and braveness, love and honor, anger and wish, and the various methods the reality can quite set you free."As horny because it is stunning. A mystery side is a clean spin at the popping out tale in addition to a memorable new love tale for the hot millennium." --Brian Sloan, writer of A story of 2 Summers
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When Uncle Steve knocks on the door to tell me how late it is, I realize I wasn't even dreaming about Raj, and I'm so tired it doesn't bother me. What bothers me is how much time I seem to be spending with Jimmy Walsh. Track practice is every Monday and Thursday after school for the next three weeks, and he's right there. Training for intramurals means racing the other guys from my own school for now. Jimmy growls whenever we race together. Occasionally he beats me, but not often. But he never has the grace to acknowledge that he and Dane were ready to beat the crap out of me, and I'm not about to call his attention to it.
My intake of breath is so loud I'm surprised no one tells me to keep quiet. He takes a quick glance behind him to make sure no one can see us, and then he puts a finger under my chin, and I melt. I think he's going to kiss me. Will it be like on Sunday? Or will it be long and lingering and will my heart ever be still again and will my pants ever fit right at the crotch again and do I want them to? I take a breath in, and it's nearly a gasp. Please kiss me, I beg silently. But he doesn't. He drops his hand.
I clear my throat. There's a frantic rush to get themselves together. I can hear Meg trying to smother giggles. ” It's kind of hard to tell whether they think this is a good idea or a lousy one, but they sort of say, “Sure. ” And we all tumble out of the car. Nobody says much as we walk. I take Meg's hand, and she smiles at me. And suddenly it hits me that this is the first date I've been on with a girl other than Rebecca. It's like I've taken some kind of step, and I'm pretty sure it's the wrong one.
A Secret Edge by Robin Reardon