Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Collide - a Bi Teen Novel

Being bisexual is cool now—unless you’re a boy. Or so it seems to invisible fifteen-year-old Hazard James. But when he falls in with bad apple Jesse Wesley, Hazard is suddenly shoved into the spotlight. Jesse and his friends introduce him to the underworld of teenage life: house parties, hangovers, the advantages of empty homes, and reputation by association. So what if his old friends don’t get it? So what if some people love to hate him? Screw gossip and high school’s secret rules. There’s just something about walking into a room and having all eyes on him when just last year nobody noticed him at all.

For a while Hazard basks in the attention, and before he realizes the depth of the waters he’s wading, he and Jesse strike up a “friends with benefits” routine. It could be something more, but what self-respecting teenage boy would admit it? Not Jesse—and so not Hazard, either. Not until it’s too late. Hazard and Jesse have collided, and Hazard’s life will never be the same.
My thanks to the reader who recommended this book, saying "Have you, or would you, review Collide by J R Lenk?  I read it twice since getting it a couple of months ago and I love it.  The E-reader edition does have a few typo's but it's a beautiful story."

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I was talking to friends a few weeks ago about how bi characters are rarely represented in fiction (especially YA). Definitely going to check this one out.

Anonymous said...

Collide is a moving YA about two guys who try to avoid facing the reality of their growing feelings for each other. Unlike a lot of YA books, it's not bound to one academic year and maintains a realism that can be heart-rending as Hazard (the younger protagonist)trys to understand his increasing attraction to and love for Jesse. It will keep you reading, on the edge of your seat, and living the emotional ups and downs of both of them. I can't recommend it enough.

Lindy said...

It's our Prom by Julie Anne Peters also has a bi boy lead character.