Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sprout


By Dale Peck

Daniel "Sprout" Bradford is OUT in small-town Kansas.

He's gay. His father drinks. His mom is dead. Oh, and his hair is dyed green - hence his nickname "Sprout."

But the rest of it? The teacher, the essay contest, the secret... Sprout's pretty much got to figure it all out on his own...


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5 comments:

LSkeers said...

Loved this book! Grabs you from the first page and keeps your attention until the end. It's a great book for inspiring writers to read and study to learn about "voice."

Jim said...

Haven't read it yet, but great cover!

Meg said...

One of the best queer books I read last year. We tried getting Peck to come to my store during Pride - he, unfortunately, refuses to fly & didn't have the time to drive :-(

Lisa Nowak said...

This sounds like a great book. I'll add it to my extensive list. :)

Rebecca Fabian said...

High school students in the GSA at the local high school really enjoyed this when I recommended it to them! It didn't fly off the shelves of my bookstore, but handing it to the right kid made all the difference. Can't wait to read what's next!