The Gene Pull

The Gene Pull Sixteen year old Noah Fletcher has a lot on his mind He s gay and his best friend hates him for it So does the rest of his high school What they don t know is that he has the ability to talk to and u

  • Title: The Gene Pull
  • Author: Benjamin Shepherd Quiñones
  • ISBN: 9780988629530
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sixteen year old Noah Fletcher has a lot on his mind He s gay, and his best friend hates him for it So does the rest of his high school What they don t know is that he has the ability to talk to and understand all the animals on earth.Despite his mother s full support and his animal friends, he can t help but feel lonely until popular cheerleader, Candy Bloom, sticks upSixteen year old Noah Fletcher has a lot on his mind He s gay, and his best friend hates him for it So does the rest of his high school What they don t know is that he has the ability to talk to and understand all the animals on earth.Despite his mother s full support and his animal friends, he can t help but feel lonely until popular cheerleader, Candy Bloom, sticks up for him publicly He is happy to have her on his side, but there s something strange about Candy She seems to know than she should Somehow, she knows about his secret power and warns him about what s coming next alien invasion.The question is, how are they going to stop it And who else will join them on their mission

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    1. This story was a pleasant surprise. The Gene Pull is a debut novel by twenty-year-old aspiring author Benjamin Quinones. I probably shouldn't admit this, but when I purchased the book, I had rather low expectations. It's published through a self-publishing company, and I figured that since the author was so young, the writing wouldn't be all that great.What a pleasant surprise! With the exception of some annoying POV shifts, the word-crafting was brilliant and felt very seasoned. I loved the cha [...]

    2. Before I start this small review, I just have to say that this book is unique. When most people say "unique," they usually explain it with an adjective and defeat the purpose of the word itself, meaning that it's a standalone. "Pretty unique" or "very unique" doesn't really jive with me, as unique encompasses an event, occurrence, or creation that is stylized in a way that no other has touched upon. That's what this book was.I haven't seen so much plot movement honed into 180 pages in a long tim [...]

    3. The Gene Pull by Benjamin Shepard Quinones is a young adult gay Sci-fi story.Noah has always felt like his life was a lie because he felt he had to hide his sexuality. His mother knows and loves him, but he wants to tell his best friend Chris. They have been friends for as long as he can remember, so he will definitely understand right? The conversation ends with Noah awakening naked in a corn field with Chris who hits him and threatens him before he takes off. Noah is shocked when Candy, a chee [...]

    4. The Gene Pull is an honest exploration of the pros and cons of coming out, with a sci-fi twist. Geared toward young adults, this short (180 pages) novel follows 16-year-old Noah Fletcher through a small window of his coming of age, including his coming out process. Noah is met with varying levels of acceptance from family, friends, and school peers when they learn that he is gay. LGBT teens will especially appreciate the recognition of the challenges that many face when they come out, especially [...]

    5. I recieved The Gene Pull as a r2r by Mr. Quiñones and had a lot of fun reading it. It's ultimately a great story about acceptance and kind of a cross between Galaxy Quest and I Am Number Four with a couple of very brave gay teens thrown in for good measure. Would love to see it as a movie, cool aliens and great possibilities with FX! Thanks for letting me read Benjamin!! :)

    6. Before the review begins, I want to say that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to receive this copy from First Reads. I love being able to read books that I normally wouldn't pick up and review them. Benjamin Shepherd Quinones does a wonderful job in The Gene Pull of creating a totally believable situation incorporating both the main character's homosexuality and his sci-fi talents. I loved the overall plot and the aliens. The only two complaints that I have are that the grammatical e [...]

    7. I received this book in exchange for a review and it’s been a really good surprise. I just loved it. This book was completely unique. First of all, it was the first time I read a book about aliens because I don’t usually like that subject but it was well mixed with the rest of the story. Also, it’s about a gay teenager coming out. And about superpowers, and at the same time about daily life at school. So yeah, I can say it’s unique and very original.I loved the characters, especially Noa [...]

    8. After reading the first chapter, I almost didn't continue because the story/writing seemed too juvenile. However the second chapter was better and story wasn't bad as the first chapter lead me to believe. I liked most in this story how characters learned from their mistakes and grow up. For example, I was really annoyed how Noah treated animals but he soon understood why it's wrong to order them around. I was relieved that Chris wasn't a douchebag to Noah because he secretly was confused about h [...]

    9. I'm only giving this book 4 stars not 5 because it was too short! I wanted more! Normally I wouldn't read a book about aliens or anything sci fi, so for me liking this book is extremely rare. Honestly it was really good and I enjoyed that not only was it sci fi but it had a little love in it too. And as hard as it is for someone who's gay to come out, to his best guy friend at that, you can't help but fall in love with Noah through his journey. And his journey doesn't just involve coming out and [...]

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