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Two parties, one tux, and a very short film about the Grapes of wrath
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Take one nudity- and violence-filled claymation film, a suddenly gay best friend and plenty of dry wit. Add a dollop of creative chapter headings and enjoy. Mitch's junior year suddenly goes off the rails when best friend David comes out one day. Things spiral out of control from there, through believable angst and the absurdities of high-school politics. When Mitch turns in his arts film for an English paper (on a book he hasn't read), he finds himself accused of religious mockery, his teacher disappears and he acquires a popular girlfriend. But the heart of this story revolves around renegotiating a friendship that no longer works the same way: If David is gay and Mitch and David do everything together, what does this mean for Mitch? Mitch and David are nobodies in the school hierarchy, the perfect perspective for astute observations of their world, and Mitch's strangely flat affect enhances the subtle humor of his first-person narrative. Debut author Goldman, who clearly understands how teen boys think and speak, delivers an understated, genuine delight. (Fiction. 12-16) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
<p>Mitchell Wells may not survive eleventh grade. He really only has one friend, his best friend, David. His normally decent grade point average is in limbo due to a slightly violent, somewhat inappropriate claymation film. And girls . . . well, does hanging out with his sister count?</p> <p>When David tells Mitchell he's gay, Mitchell's okay with it--but it still seems to change things. Since David's not out to anyone else, the guys agree to be set up with prom dates. Then , one of the most popular girls in school decides she must date Mitchell, and he's gone from zero to two girlfriends in sixty seconds.</p> <p>From his pending English grade, to his floundering friendship, to his love life--the one thing that's taken a bizarre turn for the better--Mitchell is so confused, he'll be lucky if he lasts another week in high school! And then there's the prom . . .</p> <p>With a wickedly funny voice and a colorful cast of characters, Steven Goldman has written a novel for every reader--even those who like high school!</p>
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