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Trying Hard to Hear You

Trying Hard to Hear You A close knit summer theater group discovers that two of its members are gay By the end of summer the narrator writes two of us were going to suffer like we never had before

  • Title: Trying Hard to Hear You
  • Author: Sandra Scoppettone
  • ISBN: 9781555833671
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • A close knit summer theater group discovers that two of its members are gay By the end of summer, the narrator writes, two of us were going to suffer like we never had before.

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    1. Excerpt from my review - originally published at Offbeat YA.Pros: Simple but compelling story of friendship, prejudices and coming out, with a great cast of characters.Cons: This is an oldieyou might feel like it's outdated. On the other hand, most issues are still relevant today. Sadly so.Will appeal to: Those who prefer reading about feelings than about actual sex. Those who like stories with a strong friendship accent.Sort-of-disclaimer: I read the Italian translation of this book, so I can't [...]

    2. Read this as a High School student back when it first came out "back in the day". Made quite a significant impression on me to this day. A heartfelt coming of age story and so much more.

    3. another great teen novel. it addresses the angst of being a teenager, and sexual identity. I truly loved this book when I was in high school.

    4. This book sucked me in when I read it in 7th grade for a summer reading program. It is about first love, and how it is NOTHING like you expect. It is also about standing up for your friends even when they turn out to be different than you had thought. It is also about dealing with loss. Sounds depressing, but it was very uplifting at the time, since it helped me work through a lot of early teen issues. I re-read it about ten years ago, and it moved me as much as the first time.10/25/09 I read th [...]

    5. Teen novels really had heart in the seventies. I don't agree with everything, and I don't love Jeff, but I do love Camilla, who asks the questions I wouldn't dare to. This book rings true.There should be more words for "love" in the English language. We use this one word to mean much too much. For example, there's this exchange, as close as I can remember it:Jeff: "I just have to be with someone I love and respect."Camilla: "Why can't you love and respect a girl, Jeff?"Jeff: "Because it just doe [...]

    6. The first time I read this book was back in the 70's, and I was so impressed with it, that I still have my original copy, and I still reread it. It is a very realistic story about young people trying to come to grips with homosexuality in a post-Stonewall Riots (but not by much)setting. I don't want to give too much away, but this story is a touching tale that reveals the possible heart-wrenching consequences of people's inability to accept all forms of love. I have spent most of my life believi [...]

    7. I read this book back in High School and it always stayed with me. I finally bought a copy and re-read it, I was worried it wouldn't be as good as I remembered it but it was. This is definitely one of my favorite books. "As long as people love instead of hate, what difference does it make who they love?"

    8. Altro tuffo nell'infanzia, questo decisamente meno riuscito. La protagonista mi è risultata abbastanza irritante e i temi sono trattati come li trattano le serie americane dello stile Dawson Creek e simili.Il tutto in generale dava quell'impressione di americanità, intendo cioè tutti i luoghi comuni sulla vita liceale di cui sono intrisi serie tv e film.

    9. A heartwarming story of coming of age,first love, and coming to terms with homosexuality. Very well written,and the subject matter conveyed wisely and honestly, for young people who are going through it to grasp, but better yet, to help their friends learn about acceptance.

    10. This book is about the unexpected turn that first love can take. It showcases the prejudice in humans, and about standing up for those you care about even though it puts you at odds with the way the rest of the world thinks.

    11. I read this book many years ago but my memory of it was very hazy. It was a pleasure to read it again and remember just how good it was. Full review to follow.

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