Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bait - A Homophobic Bully Comes To Terms With His Past


By Alex Sanchez

A gay student looks at Diego "that way" and sixteen-year-old Diego punches him in the face. That lands Diego on probation - just a step from jail.

At first Diego wants nothing to do with his probation officer, but as he starts to talk, he realizes that Mr. Vidas is the first person in his life who ever really wanted to listen to him.

But there's a lot of anger, and cutting, and secrets from his past standing in between Diego and healing enough to grow up.


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2 comments:

Kate said...

I'd be interested in reading this book in light of all the recent suicides and bullying news. It's easy to assign labels to people, but there's often more to the story. I hope this book has a good message and can maybe help prevent future bullies.

Sally T Gurl said...

Hi, hon - an ecstatic new follower here, just taking a moment to say hi. Sadly, for many reasons (fear, embarassment, lack of awareness, inacessability), I missed out on the whole realm of YA literature aimed at an LGBT audience. I've been catching up (a bittersweet adventure), so it's lovely to see so much captured in one place. Beautiful blog!

Sally @ Bibrary Bookslut