True To You

ISBN-10: 1459412559
ISBN-13: 9781459412552
Author: Correia, Tony
Interest Level: 8-12
Publisher: Lerner

Publication Date: August 2018

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 184

Series: Real Love -- Lorimer


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Interest Level

Grades 8-12

Reading Level

Lexile: HL550L
Grade Level Equivalent: 3

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / LGBT *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural *

Description
Jorge Gomez is a gay teen from a working-class family who is expelled from school after fighting with bullies on behalf of another kid. He starts training to become a pro wrestler, and finds that he has the talent that could make it a promising career. At the first wrestling show Jorge attends, he meets Thom, who is from a politically active upper middle-class family. It's a case of opposites attracting, but Jorge feels threatened when he learns that Thom's ex-boyfriend is determined to win Thom back. Jorge tries to reconcile his sexual orientation with the image and loyalty demanded of a career as a wrestler. Looking to jumpstart his career, he switches to a wrestling club that promises to make him a star. When he adopts a flamboyantly gay "bad guy" wrestling persona, Thom calls him out for promoting homophobia. Jorge reacts badly with the result that he is kicked out of the club and is dumped by Thom. The crisis leads Jorge to find a way to be true to himself and who he is, and to reconcile with Thom.
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