Marley meets Christopher, and the two become inseperable as they start their relationship. When Christopher’s parents send him to a Pray the Gay Away camp, Marley goes to rescue him, resulting in a tragedy.
From the author of Drag Teen, a startling novel about the complexities of identity — and of truth.
Marley doesn’t just want to be labeled The Gay Kid, but he doesn’t have much else going on. He doesn’t have any hobbies. Or interests. He’s the only kid he knows without a passion . . . until Christopher comes to town. He’s smart, cute, gay, and . . . the son of the country’s most famous, most bigoted television evangelist.
Marley and Christopher immediately spark — and become inseparable. For a month, it’s heaven. Then Christopher’s parents send him to a Pray Away the Gay program, which leads to even worse things. Hurt and outraged, Marley tells a very big lie — and then has to navigate its repercussions.
Cis boys: Marley, Christopher
Gay/Queer: Marley, Christopher
Homoromantic: Marley, Christopher
White: Marley, Christopher
Trigger Warnings: Gay conversion, homophobia, bury your gays, discussion of suicide