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By Library Staff on Friday, April 17, 2009
Jonathan Parish is 17, proudly gay, and living a life full of complications after having drunken “mercy sex” with a female friend. Word soon got around, and Laura, the most popular (and richest) girl in school decided that Jonathan would go back into the closet, claim he was straight, and be her boyfriend for the rest of the school year. The bait she dangled was irresistible to Jonathan – ongoing dates at the best restaurants in town, and, at the end of the school year, a trip to London to see his absolutely favourite performer of all time – Kylie Minogue.
This strategy complicates life for Jonathan – his three best friends know he's still gay but hate the duplicitous life he is leading. Laura's former boyfriend Paul, a school bully and leading jock harrasses Jonathan, until a memorable scene at Laura's Halloween party when Paul throws a young lady to the ground. A drunken Jonathan then steps in and punches...
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