The Burning: A Chapter in My Life

The Burning A Chapter in My Life Richmond Virginia Meet Braden Lloyd Braden is not quite your typical year old He is in the closet a huge fan of musicals and has never had a relationship that lasted than one night Fresh ou

  • Title: The Burning: A Chapter in My Life
  • Author: Braden Lloyd
  • ISBN: 9780595145393
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • Richmond, Virginia 1995 Meet Braden Lloyd Braden is not quite your typical 17 year old He is in the closet, a huge fan of musicals, and has never had a relationship that lasted than one night Fresh out of high school, he is all ready to go to college and begin his normal life His world changes when he meets Kyle Foster and Ryan Carroll, a gay couple around his aRichmond, Virginia 1995 Meet Braden Lloyd Braden is not quite your typical 17 year old He is in the closet, a huge fan of musicals, and has never had a relationship that lasted than one night Fresh out of high school, he is all ready to go to college and begin his normal life His world changes when he meets Kyle Foster and Ryan Carroll, a gay couple around his age, in a chat room and then in real life As he falls in love with Kyle, Braden learns some unpleasant facts about his own personality and what he is capable of.Full of local flavor, The Burning is a coming of age story that deals candidly and honestly with first love, insecurity, the coming out process, and many other issues still relevant for today s LGBT youth Braden s life is turned upside down in the fourteen days that the novel covers, morphing from closeted student to jilted romantic Travel with him to Washington, DC and to Annapolis, MD and spend a magical day in Williamsburg, VA You will find it impossible not to choose sides when the novel reaches its climactic showdown.Keep an eye out next summer for False Start, the continuation of Braden s journey as he flees the mess he created in Richmond and looks for a clean slate in Phoenix, Arizona This novel is recommended for ages 16 and up It contains realistic descriptions of consensual sexual activity and frank language.

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    1. Bought this as an ebook cause it was cheap. Then postponed reading it as I couldn't find a single review of it and thought it might not be so good. It's true that it could use some editing (typos), but the story itself is quite strong and really worth reading. Closeted 17 year old Braden meets a gay couple (Kyle and Ryan, same age) in a chat room and becomes a frequent guest at their house. They start something like a ménage à trois, but quickly Braden falls in love with Kyle. Ryan feels that [...]

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