You Belong With Me
Wesley Harris is sixteen and openly gay, at least to his family and friends. Often bullied at school, he's shy and reserved. Wesley has a penchant for designing T-shirts, and he's a gifted artist. When Brad Johnson, one of the school's most admired jocks, moves in next door, the two boys begin to develop a friendship. It begins when they see each other through their bedroom windows and start exchanging notes with each other. Brad has a notebook upon which he writes messages which he holds up for Wesley to read, Wesley returns the gesture. This unique manner of communication leads them into a genuine friendship in which Brad confides in Wesley the issues with which he's struggling. His parents are divorcing, his girlfriend is cheating on him, and his father is critical of everything he does. Most significantly, Brad confesses to Wesley that he thinks he might be bisexual.
Praise for You Belong With Me
“I adored the characters in this story. Wesley is talented and adorable and, while he is often the victim of bullying, remains strong and true to himself. Brad is athletic and gorgeous and kind... It’s a realistic portrayal of a boy struggling with his sexuality ” MORE...Amy, Joyfully Jay Book Reviews
“What a powerful story for young gay teens to empower themselves this day I wish I had this when I was their age. ” MORE...Leonel, Luha Thoughts
“Inspiring, lovely, realistically written and an all-around wonderful read, You Belong With Me is a must read! It’s a great book for both teens and adults and a realistic look of how hard life can be for a teen if they are considered different than others. I highly recommend this book” MORE...Gabbi, Top 2 Bottom Reviews/cite>
“If you’re seeking a sweet young adult novel that’s rich with optimism, and you share my soft spot for nerd/jock romances, this may well be one for your to-read list.” MORE...Jamie Deacon, Blog Critcs
A Five-Angel Review:“Falling in love in high school is never easy, but when you add bigotry into the mix, it becomes even more complicated. It was amazing how secure Wes was with himself in spite of all the problems he had in school. I almost cheered when he stood up for himself and took control of his life.” MORE...Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews