By Bill Konigsberg
The 2009 Lambda Literary Award-winning novel is ultimately to be had in paperback! This new moment version contains fresh bonus chapters, a foreword by means of former NFL punter Chris Kluwe, and an afterword by way of outsports.com co-founder Jim Buzinski. famous person quarterback Bobby Framingham, some of the most gifted highschool soccer gamers in California, understands he is diversified from his teammates. they are like brothers, yet they do not know one crucial factor: Bobby is homosexual. Can he nonetheless be one of many men and be sincere approximately who he's? whilst he is outed opposed to his will via a pupil reporter, Bobby needs to give you the chance to earn again his teammates' belief and settle for that his route to luck may be extra public, and more challenging, than he'd was hoping. An affecting novel approximately identification that still promises nice sportswriting. "A thought-provoking, humorous, and finally uplifting tale of self-actualization that masterfully defies stereotypes approximately either popping out and staff sports." –School Library magazine "A considerate, strong novel." –Booklist "It's difficult sufficient finishing your cross because the linebackers blitz, but if your inner most lifestyles is additionally crashing in, the sport is set survival. A hard-hitting first novel approximately quarterbacking your life." – Robert Lipsyte, writer of Raiders evening "How I rooted for Bobby, and all his imperfect, complex, oh-so-human friends." – Catherine Gilbert Murdock, writer of Dairy Queen and The Off Season
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I began to roll my eyes, yet he stopped me. “No, I suggest it. placing your self in the market in case you understand it may perhaps positioned an immense wrench on your goals, that’s . . . that’s anything, Bobby. you've nice personality and other people will see that. ” I didn’t have the strength to right him, inform him the way it all had occurred. “And you’re wonderful with it? ” He took a deep breath and shrugged. “I’ve by no means had a homosexual pal earlier than, not to mention a son,” he stated, giggling ruefully. “That’s what Austin stated. I suggest, no longer the son half. He stated he’d by no means identified a homosexual individual and that i was once like, good, you’ve recognized me for a very long time. ” My father took this in. “Right,” he acknowledged. “I wager that’s correct. you could have an attractive direction sooner than you, that’s evidently. ” i noticed then whatever that until eventually that second I’d by no means absolutely understood. i noticed that i used to be my very own individual, cut loose my dad, break free my mother. and that i used to be homosexual. i used to be on my own during this regardless of how a lot folks cared, or supported me. This used to be my factor. We aren’t going to make it larger. love it or now not, I’m going to get via this, or no longer. Myself. The ache at the back of my eyes throbbed. “We don’t have to discuss this. It doesn’t matter,” I acknowledged. “Let’s simply concentrate on you improving, ok? ” He wiped his eyes, sniffled, and rubbed his nostril. “I imagine we will be able to do both,” he acknowledged. “This is actually all going to be ok. ” I nodded, praying he used to be correct. I gave him a hug and he placed his chin on my shoulder and kissed my cheek. “I love you, kiddo. permit me get a few sleep now, ok? ” I kissed him again and walked out of the room, feeling fullyyt misplaced, uncertain if i used to be unhappy or chuffed or what i wanted to do to make the throbbing in my head depart. I went all the way down to the porch to speak to my mom. “Hey, Ma. ” I acknowledged, sitting down at the different finish of the peach love seat from her. “Hey, Bobby Lee,” she acknowledged. She used to be staring into house. I inched toward her. “You ok? ” “I’m now not sure,” she acknowledged. “I’m medium. ” “He’s going to be okay,” I stated. “God, i am hoping so,” she acknowledged. “God, i am hoping so. ” I rubbed her knee. “Are you continue to mad at me? ” She massaged my hands. “No, Bobby. I’m no longer mad. I suggest, I’m completely happy your father took all of it so good. I’m shocked, frankly. ” “Me, too,” I acknowledged. “Your father . . . surprises me for all time. ” “I know,” I acknowledged. “I inspiration he’d have difficulty with it and you’d be high quality. ” My mom laughed a bit. “I wager i admire to shock you usually, too. ” We sat in silence for a second. i used to be taking part in again Dad’s phrases. He enjoyed me. He was once pleased with me. i'll by no means have anticipated. And now he used to be ill. “Why’d you do that, Bobby Lee? ” I grew to become towards her and he or she checked out me within the manner she does while she relatively doesn’t comprehend anything. Her lips tightened, and her eyes grew to become tiny slits. Her face regarded so small. “I didn’t suggest to, mother. fairly. Finch outed me. ” “I comprehend, darling. yet the entire interviews? ” I sighed. “If I didn’t, I’d appear like the homosexual quarterback who wasn’t courageous sufficient to head via with what he begun.