The Boys on the Rock
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MichaelC.Oliveira - LibraryThing
The Boys on the Rocks touches on many aspects of coming-out as a gay teenager pre-HIV/AIDS. Overall a good read for young adult attempting to understand the process or going through it themselves. It ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - severina - LibraryThing
I'm a little ambivalent about this book. There were many things I liked, such as the protagonist's sense of self-worth and (once I got used to it) the writing style. But I never got a sense of *place ... Read full review