The Year of Ice
Publish date: October 11th 2003
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
I don't even know what to say about this one. Kevin, to be completely honest, is a jerk. I know he has his reasons and sometimes he's funny and relatable. But other times he's just a complete asshole and I didn't like him. Come to think of it, pretty much everyone is an asshole at some point in th...
M/M literature is becoming less of an obscure genre, and one that has garnered a huge following. This alone is a remarkable achievement for a genre that had scant offerings and those that were mainstream were hidden in the ‘sexual development’ sections of bookstores (and I know… I used to secret age...
Impressed. The Year of Ice broke away from the cliches found in almost all gay teen fiction. The guy he had a crush on wasn't secretly gay, also. He wasn't the captain of the football team. He didn't come out to his parents and find blissful acceptance. He didn't even find love in the end. The...
I'm not a very fast reader, but this book sucked me. I read two-thirds of it yesterday (and if I hadn't had work today, I'd have just kept reading!) and the rest today. Now I'm a little sad that it's all over. It makes an interesting contrast the book I read just before it, DOO-LANG LOVE. Both were ...
In some way this was a coming of age novel, in others it was a family drama. A high school teen is dealing with his mother's death, his father's short comings and his own sexual awkwardness. It is a well written story with a satisfying, realistic ending.
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