BEATEN TRACK WEEK DAY 5: OPTION 4 REVIEW!
HEY GUYS, IT IS DAY 5 OF BEATEN TRACK WEEK AND I HAVE MY REVIEW OF THE AMAZING OPTION FOUR BY JON ELIOT KEANE FOR YOU TODAY! LET'S HAVE A LOOK:
THIS QUOTE IS PERFECT, IT IS ONE OF MANY LESSONS DONN LEARNS IN THIS STORY! NOW FOR MY REVIEW:
by: Jon Eliot Keane
reviewed by: Becky
It's 1997, and seventeen-year-old Donn Carhart wants to come out. There are four ways it could go: reject, tolerate, accept, or they'll say 'me too!'
But his parents don't like gay people, and he doesn't know any other gay kids.
After meeting Alex, an openly gay transfer student, and learning a little bit about gay history in the United States, Donn starts the Acceptance Project club at school. The club is about addressing discrimination, and it draws a lot of student members, including Thad - the most popular guy in his class, who just so happens to be Donn's crush.
After Donn comes out, a group of parents try to shut it down as a 'gay club' - a danger to their children and the community. With his family, community, and classmates pushing back on his decisions, will Donn push forward or will he opt out?
Donn is 17 and he is at a crossroads of sorts in life, he wants to come out but he is hesitant, and his parents are at each others throats, so he begins to write in a notebook, and we get to see Donn evolve in this book through his musings!
Donn has a crush on Alex, but will it go anywhere? When Donn starts the Acceptance Project at school, there are those that want to see it fail, will it, or will Donn win more than just the right to keep his club open?
This is a story not only about one young man and his life, but a story about courage and sticking to what you believe in, and everyone can relate to that right?
This book is amazing and I can't wait to see what Jon Eliot Keane comes up with next, I know I will be first in line to read it!
the 5 Romeo and Juliet rating :P
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE REASON FOR THIS RATING PIC, GRAB THE BOOK BELOW AND SEE WHAT IT IS!
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