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Rainbow High Paperback – 7 Dec 2005

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  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; New Ed edition (7 Dec. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689854781
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689854781
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 820,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A forthright portrayal of growing up gay."

About the Author

Alex Sanchez spent almost fifteen years working with youth. He is the author of the teen novels "Boyfriends with Girlfriends", "Bait", "The God Box", "Getting It", "Rainbow Boys", "Rainbow High", and "Rainbow Road", as well as the Lambda Award winning middle-grade novel "So Hard to Say". Lambda Literary Foundation honored Alex with an Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists Prize. He lives in Thailand and Hollywood, Florida. Visit him at AlexSanchez.com.


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(I don't normally do reviews as I've no skill for it, but I love this series from Alex Sanchez so much that I had to write something).
Rainbow High picks up where the previous book Rainbow Boys left off, and, for my money, is even better. I haven't laughed so much while reading another novel. Nor has another work of fiction encouraged me to grasp the very real implications and possible results of being completely true to oneself and honest with others.
Nelson Glassman has to be my favourite teen character I've ever come across in literature or TV, for his wit, bloody-mindedness, honesty, and outrageousness - not to mention his endearing naivity at times. (His worrying if there was a rule that the person who pays for the coffee gets to do the dumping, still cracks me up.)
All three of the main characters in the book are so real, multi-faceted and down-right likeable, yet they're completely different from one another.
A great book that I will no doubt read again and again ... I doubt anyone could dislike this book (nor the previous one).
Hopefully Sanchez will bless us with a third in the series.
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The benefit that gay teens can derive from having a network of support around them as well as from each other is just one aspect that this book successfully illustrates. We are introduced to three central characters, although one tries to avoid the obvious 'pigeon-holed' types of gay character, who are Jason - the high school jock who is in the closet, Kyle the placid and happily gay nerd and then Nelson the out and proud queen.
In this chapter of the series, the relationship between Jason and Kyle is explored in detail, the survival of which is at the mercy of Jason's own doubts about his sexuality and the fact that he also has a girlfriend. Kyle adds his own measure of stress to the melting pot and is unwilling to continue if Jason will not commit to their relationship instead of hiding and meeting in secret. Will Kyle understand Jason's need to maintain his jock reputation and remain in favour with all his adoring female fans at school?
Meanwhile Kyle's best friend Nelson has lessons that he must also learn in life. With his already high sex drive about to blow through the roof can he avoid the temptation of reckless and causal encounters with men? And even when he finds the man of his dreams can Nelson grow up in time enough to deal with a situation that could change his own life forever?
This book proves a thoroughly satisfying read and maintains a good pace. Although the boys may be high school teenagers they show that no matter what differences we each may have-self acceptance is surely the best lesson of all.
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This novel is an improvement on Sanchez' first in the series "Rainbow Boys", which is high praise indeed bearing in mind this first novel is very well written. Rainbow High develops character relations in a polished and professional manner which bodes well for his concluding novel "Rainbow Road". For readers who enjoy seeing LGBT characters develop and mature realistically, without overly-annoying Americanisms, this series is for you.
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Sequel to Rainbow Boys, this book is too obviously about safer sex education. A youth tests negative for HIV but is then vaccinated about Hepatitis B.
It’s unrealistic that a doctor in an STI clinic would moralise, unless things are different in the US.

Head teachers in the UK seem more enlightened that the one in this book.

Reviewers of the first book in the trilogy have expressed disappointment in the use of the term ‘spastic’. I suppose it is realistic that some high school use this term but less so when one of them uses it in his own, internal thoughts.

The author is good at empathy, understanding the pain and worry that two teenagers in love might not both get into the same university together and be parted.

I’m not sure that the teenagers would have such empathy with each other, thinking about each others’ motives when they speak. Lads normally take each other at face value.

They thought anyone over thirty was ‘old’. I hoped they’d set the bar at forty.

I wondered what ‘government’ was in the curriculum and figured out is was something like ‘citizenship’ in the UK

All in all, a pleasantly distracting read.
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This is the follow up to Rainbow Boys, picking up the story of Jason, Kyle and Nelson where the first book left off.

Nelson is in panic of his possible HIV infection, while Jason continues to struggle with his sexuality and Kyle attempts to hold it all together.

This is a fantastic book, with wonderfully vivid and real characters. You cannot help but like and root-for the boys in this story as the face some of the challenges and difficulties faced by gay youth. The story will ring true with many readers, both teenage and older.

I cannot recommend this Rainbow series, by Alex Sanchez, highly enough!!
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