Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Thunder In His Head - A Novel About A Gay African-American Teen

The Thunder In His Head by Gene Gant

Kyle Manning is a tall, strong, openly gay sixteen-year-old who makes decent grades and plays on his school's basketball team. He's a good kid who cares deeply about his family and friends. But his life is becoming a mess. His mom, Lela, has finally had enough of her husband Joe's serial cheating. Kyle's parents are headed for divorce, and the collapse of their marriage torments him. Divorcing parents is bad enough, but Kyle also has to deal with new people in his parents' lives. He likes Stephanie, his father's girlfriend, but he finds himself increasingly attracted to his mother's handsome boyfriend, Reece. Then he meets Dwight Varley, a buff, attractive athlete from another school who takes an instant liking to him. Having Dwight around doesn't solve all Kyle's problems, but it does make life more bearable. As their relationship develops, Dwight becomes a bright oasis in Kyle's harried life. But Dwight's life is more complicated than Kyle ever imagined, and just when things start to get better, Kyle discovers the truth about Dwight-and about his father.

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Daddy Squeeze Me! said...

I am reading it currently. I shall offer a review very soon.

Daddy Squeeze Me! said...

I loved this book! What I loved most of all was how normal Kyle's life was and how easy it read. It was not something that was very heavy and full of gay bashing and insecurity. It was a novel about a young man with a lot of potential whom fell short of it at times, but we all have. The greatest part about it was how he worked towards getting back what he lost and learning some of life's timeless lessons. I really hope there is a part 2! I kept saying I hope Gene Gant has got a part 2 in him. I really believe a book about Kyle and Dwight as they finished school and on to college, would be awesome! This is definitely a book that is SERIES worthy.