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Titanic, Germany, and A Good “Gay” Book

July 19, 2010
Meet High Flyer, this week’s Anonymous Teen Reader. I love High Flyer because he is symbolic of so many teens today – a fascinating combination of intellect, insight, and the struggle to express who he really is. Which is not so different from the rest of us, come to think of it.
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JUST THE FACTS

Interview Code Name (you choose!); high flyer

Current country of residence; U.S.A

Male or female? male

Age;15

ABOUT THE BOOKS

How many books, on average, do you read a month? about 8

Favorite kind of book and why; romance becasuse i love finding out who ends up with who

Name the single most important factor in your decision to purchase a book; If thres a good polt behind the cover

What makes you feel like you’re reading or have read a truly amazing book? If i can truly get into the book and me feel like i am at that point in the story

How important is a friend’s recommendation in your decision to purchase a book? If that person reads alot then i will take it if the person doesnt read i might not consider

Thing you’d like to see more or less of in the YA genre; More authours “breaking the silence” and not being afarid to write a good “gay book”

What’s your biggest pet peeve in a book? an opened story

Paperback or hardcover? hardcover

Series or stand-alone? series

ALL ABOUT YOU

What music do you most often listen to? pop

Name your favorite band; 3 oh 3

Best movie of all time? titanic

Without naming names, tell us a little about your group of friends; we are all a little high strung and a little full of our selves!

What’s your biggest concern about the world right now and/or the people in it? equality

Someone gives you a million dollars, no strings attached. What do you do with it? put some twards collage and put some twards the make a wish foundation

You can live for one year in any place in the world. Where do you go and why? Germany the reason is because i would love to go and see the land!

Have you ever “Hidden” someone on your Facebook feed? If so, why? yes because i didn’t need everyone to know my business

Do you get along with your family? Either way, tell us why. Most of the time because we all no how to stay out of each otheres way

What is one thing most people don’t know about you? my sexuality

Name your biggest secret fear. coming out

Name something you like about yourself. my smile

What one thing would you like to know about other teens? their love of books

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 25, 2010 4:56 pm

    Just a little note to give you (general you as well) hope: I have a cousin who is the first girl ever to wear a tux to Prom and bring her girlfriend in the history of her high school. My husband went to this same high school and it has always been a very tough sort of school, the fact that my cousin was able to do this and have the support of not only her family and friends but the teacher as well means that school as come a long way. Ok, so we’re in the Montreal area and Canada is a little less uptight about these things but I am SO proud of her and so excited that she had the courage and desire to do this.

    When they paraded down the street (as is tradition with the graduating class of this school) she was in the “boys” line with her arm linked with her date’s in the “girls” line. It’s a 16 year graduating difference between her and my husband (17 years for me) and I am so thrilled at how schools are way more open and accepting of sexuality these days. Not all schools, mind, but makes me proud to know that here we’re moving on up!

  2. mike permalink
    July 22, 2010 3:26 pm

    u are so rite they need to start unsterotyping people gay stight or what ever u are

  3. July 21, 2010 12:21 pm

    Amen! (for the gay book part….way too many authors resort to stereotypes and cliches when it comes to gay characters)

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