By Robin Reardon
I like the lengthy distance run, in the event you believe like you are approximately to die. . .and you then achieve this position the place you are feeling like there aren't any barriers for you at any place. . .In some ways, Jason Peele is like every different teen. He hits the books, hangs along with his associates, flirts with women, and omits the entire fact of his lifestyles from his Aunt Audrey and Uncle Steve, who've raised him for the reason that his mom and dad died. yet there is a method that Jason Peele is especially various: while he desires at evening, it is not approximately women; it is approximately David Bowie. At sixteen-years-old, Jason is simply commencing to keep in mind that he can be gay.The one position Jason feels cozy is at the tune the place he can run quick and tough. He loves the texture of the wind at his again, of his legs propelling him furiously round, the roar of the group in his ears. yet now, even his sanctuary feels threatening. it's not simply the jerks who name him "faggot" within the locker room. a brand new man has joined the group, and every little thing approximately him will problem the best way Jason sees lifestyles. From late-night showings of "La Cage Aux Folles" to interpreting Gandhi, he is operating a brand new race on an doubtful path, and just one thing's for sure--his senior 12 months goes to be unforgettable...With A mystery aspect, Robin Reardon gives you a lovely, delicate coming-of-age novel approximately id and braveness, love and honor, anger and wish, and the numerous methods the reality can quite set you free."As attractive because it is superb. A mystery part is a fresh spin at the popping out tale in addition to a memorable new love tale for the recent millennium." --Brian Sloan, writer of A story of 2 Summers
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I could listen to him talk all day. His voice sings, and he makes consonants sound like something he's trying to taste with just the tip of his tongue. And then he speaks again. ” My chuckle comes out more like a snort. ” Robert? So he really had thought that Robert and I were together. I almost laugh, but I don't want Raj to think I'm laughing at him. “He's a friend, that's all. I'm helping him. With English Lit. ” I glance at the side of Raj's face; he doesn't turn toward me. I think he's still trying to figure out if he should be jealous.
Frantically I looked around for a free showerhead, as far away from Raj as possible. After that, the only thing I noticed about him was that he had turned away from me. And the only other thing I remember about the next several minutes was how desperate I was to hide my own hard-on. I don't want to repeat that scene. So here I am, sitting high above the track field, having just been told off by the most interesting girl I know, and I'm remembering this shower scene. And thinking of Raj. We haven't talked since he was at my house, over a week ago now.
I can't even talk to my friends about this. I can't tell Robert, I can't tell Coach Everett, I can't tell Meg. And now, it seems, I can't even talk to Raj! He just sneaks up on me, makes me nearly sob for wanting him so much, and then disappears. I pull on fresh underwear and a clean pair of jeans. God, but I'm mad at him. Who does he think he is that he can just do that to me? Doesn't talk to me for days, and then he's all 56 ROBIN REARDON – A Secret Edge over me, making me crazy, and then—poof!
A Secret Edge by Robin Reardon