Getting It

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About The Book

He clicked on Queer Eye, a show where five gay dudes gave some grungy straight guy a makeover -- plucking his nose hairs, redecorating his apartment, and teaching him to bake a quiche -- so he could confidently propose marriage to his girlfriend and she'd tell him "yes." Which, of course, she did. On TV the guy always gets the girl.

As Carlos watched, he recalled Sal, the supposedly gay guy at school. It was then that the idea first popped into his brain: If Sal truly were queer...could he possibly help Carlos?...Nor to propose to Roxy, of course -- at least not yet -- but to get her to maybe like him?

About The Author

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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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 2008)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439107799
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

* "The message of tolerance is strong, but it is dramatized with humor and truth." -- Booklist, starred review

"This sweet, simple examination of homophobia and friendship is a welcome addition to the genre." -- School Library Journal

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