Sexy

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Harper Collins, Mar 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 263 pages
53 Reviews

It was in November, a Thursday after swim practice. The thing with Mr. Tracy, Darren's English teacher.
The thing was how Darren would think of it, afterward.
The thing that was vague and not-named.
The thing that hadn’t happened, anyway.

Darren Flynn has the perfect life -- until that day in November.

After that day, after what happened (did it happen?), life is different. Darren is different. Nothing is as it was –– before. His friends, his family, even the people who are supposed to be in charge are no longer who Darren thought they were. Who can he trust, now?

This compelling, masterfully written novel by acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates explores one teenager's search for identity in a complex, deceiving world, and the answers he finds in the most unexpected places.

  

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The writer is really great. - Goodreads
The ending was also disappointing and anticlimactic. - Goodreads
I really like the fragmented prose style. - Goodreads
The ending was disastrous. - Goodreads
The ending is sort of ambiguous, which I like. - Goodreads
It felt like two stories with two endings. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Beverly Price - Goodreads

Did not know it was for young adults, not sure I would recommend for this age group Read full review

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User Review  - Edward Creter - Goodreads

Sexy is a story dealing with the pain of struggling with gay identity and the power of a woman's love, and how that love can challenge everything about us. Darren is 16 and a high school swimmer ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
23
Section 4
29
Section 5
55
Section 6
59
Section 7
67
Section 8
75
Section 16
127
Section 17
145
Section 18
149
Section 19
153
Section 20
155
Section 21
157
Section 22
177
Section 23
179

Section 9
77
Section 10
87
Section 11
91
Section 12
101
Section 13
105
Section 14
115
Section 15
125
Section 24
191
Section 25
193
Section 26
203
Section 27
209
Section 28
211
Section 29
266
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About the author (2005)

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring works of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and since 1978 has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2003 she received the Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement.