The Truth about Alex

The Truth about Alex Brad Stevens the star quarterback of the high school football team is faced with the choice of standing by his friend Alex who is gay or giving in to the disapproving pressure from his family gir

  • Title: The Truth about Alex
  • Author: Anne Snyder
  • ISBN: 9780451149961
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brad Stevens, the star quarterback of the high school football team, is faced with the choice of standing by his friend Alex, who is gay, or giving in to the disapproving pressure from his family, girlfriend, teammates, and the whole town.

    One thought on “The Truth about Alex”

    1. I can't fault this book for having it's heart in the right place (and believe me, I was expecting much less). If it wasn't obvious from the title, "The Truth about Alex" charts Alex's coming out and his subsequent difficulties (friends, family--the usual). However, instead of dealing with this subject matter head on, Snyder frames her story through Alex's straight friend Brad and his reaction to Alex's sexuality. On the one hand, this move is risky; Snyder provides a privileged lens through whic [...]

    2. Will never forget this book. Heartbreaking. You can see the after school special on youtube. Saw it 20 or so years ago and still remember how it made me feel that bittersweet sadness for Alex and the strength of their friendship made an impact.

    3. Reading this again after reading it in high school, it seems so foreign. I do not remember things like that in high school. It is an honest book about friendship and trust and the lengths one will go for a friendship.

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