Thursday, May 10, 2012
Are you Blue?
Am I Blue an anthology
This book is a collection of short stories about growing up gay or lesbian and coming out to friends and family. Coming out can be tragic and sometimes triumphant. The first story which shares its title with the whole book deals with a boy who is questioning his sexuality. After a bully beats him up his fairy godfather appears and grants him three wishes, one of which is to turn people blue if they're gay.
It's always hard to be different and this book really addresses the confusion, fear and frustration of all parties involved. The stories are well-written and flow easily. Some were so intense I wanted them to continue.
I would recommend this book to anyone seeking guidance in coming out. It's also a great perspective to those who want to understand what it's like to be in another persons shoes.