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A very, very bad thing / Jeffery Self.

By: Self, Jeffery [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First edition.Description: 225 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781338118407 (hbk.); 1338118404 (hbk.).Subject(s): Gay teenagers -- Teen fiction | Homophobia -- Teen fiction | Truthfulness and falsehood -- Teen fiction | Suicide -- Teen fiction | Friendship -- Teen fiction | Parent and child -- Teen fiction | Prejudices -- Teen fictionSummary: Marley is comfortable with being gay in Winston-Salem, but he never had any real passions until he met Christopher, son of a bigoted television evangelist; the two become an inseparable couple until Christopher's parents send him to a religious program intended to "cure" him of being gay, and outraged Marley tells a very big lie; and then has to deal with the repercussions.
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Marley is one of the only gay kids in his North Carolina town -- and he feels like he might as well be one of the only gay kids in the universe. Or at least that's true until Christopher shows up in the halls of his high school. Christopher's great to talk to, great to look at, great to be with-and he seems to feel the same way about Marley. It's almost too good to be true. There's a hitch (of course): Christopher's parents are super conservative, and super not okay with him being gay. That doesn't stop Marley and Christopher from falling in love. Marley is determined to be with Christopher through ups and downs-until an insurmountable down is thrown their way. Suddenly, Marley finds himself lying in order to get to the truth-and seeing the suffocating consequences this can bring. In A Very, Very Bad Thing, Jeffery Self unforgettably shows how love can make us do all the wrong things for all the right reasons-especially if we see them as the only way to make love survive.

Marley is comfortable with being gay in Winston-Salem, but he never had any real passions until he met Christopher, son of a bigoted television evangelist; the two become an inseparable couple until Christopher's parents send him to a religious program intended to "cure" him of being gay, and outraged Marley tells a very big lie; and then has to deal with the repercussions.

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