Author Krissy bells
Publisher: Harold Blue Publishing
Characters: Aaron Garrett
Sub-Genre: Coming of Age, Coming Out
Aaron Garrett is many things in life: he is a son, a friend, a student, and caring boyfriend to his lovely girlfriend Leigh Ann. In these roles, he is kind, hardworking, smart, loving, dedicated, and considerate. At Jefferson High School, he is a leader, a football star, and well-respected by his peers. Aaron’s life is perfectly on track, he is pursuing a college scholarship and hopeful for the future, except for just one thing: Aaron Garrett is gay. When a former child star from Aaron’s small Southern town saturates the national media after making homophobic comments, Aaron’s life is turned upside down as supporters rally around the sentiments. Social media attention begins to swell nationally and locally until it begins to eat away at every part of Aaron’s existence.
This was really not what I expected, but once I started reading FAG by Krissy Bells I could not stop.
The author did an amazing job detailing all the feelings associated with being religious, and realizing you were gay.
Aaron is an excellent kid. He’s the co-captain of the football team, kind, hardworking, sweet, and dedicated. When a former student of his school becomes focal about being totally against gays, Aaron is forced to look at himself and his friends in a way he never has.
Aaron has known he was gay for a long time but has never said it. He’s never admitted it to anyone. When his diary is left at school one day, he knows his life has changed.
What follows is a series of events that unfortunately too many young gay people go through. I would have never expected this story to end the way it did.
As I said before this book was unexpected, a little shocking and very heartbreaking.
Reviewed By: Jerry