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The Perfect Family - Kathryn Shay
The Perfect Family
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What happens to the perfect family when a teenage boy comes out? That’s the question the Davidson family must deal with. Jamie, the gay son, just wants to live his life out of the shadows. Maggie, mother, teacher and psychologist, will do anything to protect her child, even side with him against... show more
What happens to the perfect family when a teenage boy comes out? That’s the question the Davidson family must deal with. Jamie, the gay son, just wants to live his life out of the shadows. Maggie, mother, teacher and psychologist, will do anything to protect her child, even side with him against her husband. Mike, a loving, giving father, can’t reconcile his beloved Catholic Church’s indictment of homosexuality with his deep unconditional love of his boy. And Brian longs for things to go back to the way they were before the jocks at school started to taunt his brother and turn against him. But when tragedy strikes Jamie’s new boyfriend, they all begin to look at their lives differently and work harder to save their perfect family.

“After twenty years of educating on gay issues, I found THE PERFECT FAMILY a fresh, soulful and enlightening story.” Scott Fearing, Outreach Director, The Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley
“I recommend this book highly. It is a must read for anyone dealing with coming out to their family, friends, and coworkers.” David Parker, PFLAG
"THE PERFECT FAMILY is the perfect read…poignant…written with grace and sensitivity… celebrates the healing power of forgiveness and understanding." Susan Wiggs, NYT Bestselling Author
“The book should be in school libraries, psychologists’ offices and on teachers’ book shelves!” Stacy B. Killings, Certified School Psychologist
"It's been a long time since I've read a book that so comprehensively and compellingly speaks to a teenager's coming out experience." Reverend Lee Ann Bryce, United Church of Christ Minister

“Warmly poignant, realistic, dramatic and honestly presented, Shay’s story is an engrossing family saga for the modern world.” RT Book Reviews
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781939501172
Pages no: 334
Edition language: English
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tmwstw
tmwstw rated it
3.0 The Perfect Family
Couldn't decide whether to give this book 3 or 4 stars, in the end decided upon three for a number of reasons:1) A bit too much religion in it for my liking2) Twists in the story were flagged well in advance3) Not all of the main characters were well roundedHaving said this though it was a heart fel...
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it
4.0 The Perfect Family
The Perfect Family by Kathryn ShayWhen her senior year son comes out she is there to support him and others are also but it hascaused such a drastic change in his other relationships with others in town and his immediate friends.Jamie has made a pact with his friend that they would both tell their m...
Mariana
Mariana rated it
Do you want to cry? Have your heart squeezed tight? Well, this is the book for you! There is no way you can read this book without crying, absolutely no way... at least for me. I started reading this book this morning and could not put it down. I cried on the train, I cried on my conference cal...
mctclover
mctclover rated it
I'll have to come up with something better later, but suffice to say this was excellent. It looks at every aspect of a teenager's coming out from the perspective of how it affects each family member individually and in their relationship with the teen, to religion and its place in the family and gay...
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