The Boys on the Rock

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 1994 - Fiction - 146 pages
13 Reviews
Written with uncanny precision and wild humor, this is the story of Billy Connors, high school student in the Bronx, member of the swim team, and all-around regular guy, who in his sixteenth year has to face the fact that he's a little different from everyone else, a little "weird."

Though he's sort of going steady with a girl and popular at school, he's always worried that the secret fantasies he has about men would set him apart and make him "different" if anyone knew about them. How Billy faces up to himself-and his friends-as he discovers the complexities of life, the exuberance of sex, and what it means to be an adult in our imperfect world, makes for a touching, wise, and very moving novel.
  

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Review: The Boys on the Rock

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

A fast read, the main character is engaging yet very frustrating A good coming of age story, I'm happy I read it, but I'm not sure I can really say much without spoilers. Written in more of a stream ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ida - Goodreads

3/5 Liked the writing more than the actual story; the writing was awesome and the actual story, while it was really cute, was okay. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
10
CHAPTER 3
16
CHAPTER 4
20
CHAPTER 5
26
CHAPTER 6
29
CHAPTER 7
37
CHAPTER 8
48
CHAPTER 12
63
CHAPTER 13
67
CHAPTER 14
73
CHAPTER 15
80
CHAPTER 16
91
CHAPTER 17
97
CHAPTER 18
119
CHAPTER 19
123

CHAPTER 9
53
CHAPTER 10
54
CHAPTER 11
58
CHAPTER 20
139
CHAPTER 21
143
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About the author (1994)

John Fox, a novelist and short-story writer, was a Bronx-native.  He died of AIDS at the age of 38.

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