Little Boy Lost is the story of Brian McAllister, the boy next door. Brian goes to school, does his homework, and helps his foster parents around the house. Brian also has a secret. He is in love with his best friend. In Crayford, Alabama being in love with another boy is the worst kind of... show more
Little Boy Lost is the story of Brian McAllister, the boy next door. Brian goes to school, does his homework, and helps his foster parents around the house. Brian also has a secret. He is in love with his best friend. In Crayford, Alabama being in love with another boy is the worst kind of sin. In this first book, Enlightened, Brian and Jamie discover just how deep their emotional bond runs, and at what cost. From fumbling through their first sexual experiences to shrouding every aspect of their relationship from everyone in their lives, Brian and Jamie battle for the one thing that is truly theirs - love. What will they do if their secret is discovered? Praise for J. P. Barnaby's Little Boy Lost "Little Boy Lost: Enlightened by J.P. Barnaby is a truly enjoyable read that provides a subtle and graceful insight into the adolescent gay consciousness of Brian McAllister. Set in a staunchly anti-homosexual religious community in Alabama, this story of sexual awakening centers on two friends since boyhood, Brian McAllister and Jamie Mayfield, and details their struggle as they gain a heightened awareness of their emerging sexuality. Little Boy Lost: Enlightened beautifully blends together the classic coming of age story with the problems facing gay youth, while also evoking memories and emotions of first love. No matter what your sexual orientation, you will be drawn in by these genuine and relatable characters." The Writer's Coffee Shop http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com This book contains adult content and themes, parental discretion is advised.
Publish date: March 4th 2010
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
Series: Little Boy Lost (#1)
3.5 stars*rant before review* ...I feel very, very broken over those kids who have to go through their youth/schools feeling afraid, or ashamed, or having to hide, or being bullied for who they are. This book has this constant underlying fear buzzing through it as these 2 gay boys grow up in a small...
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Reviewed by: DonGenre: M/M Coming of AgeRated: 3 hearts Check out the review on http://heartsonfirereviews.com/
This was a beautifully written story that broke my heart. I fell in love with the main characters immediately - Brian in particular - and my heart ached for them as they explored their feelings for each other in a deeply religious environment. Their parting made me weep and I was left with a feeling...
A beautifully written book depicting the love 16 year old Brian feels for his 17 year old best friend Jamie, set against the backdrop of the bible-belt South. J.P. Barnaby manages to realistically portray the agony, uncertainty, diffidence as well as the joy, elation and passion of first love. She a...