By Robin Reardon
I admire the lengthy distance run, if you suppose like you are approximately to die. . .and you then succeed in this position the place you're feeling like there are not any barriers for you at any place. . .In many ways, Jason Peele is like several different teen. He hits the books, hangs along with his buddies, flirts with ladies, and omits the complete fact of his existence from his Aunt Audrey and Uncle Steve, who've raised him seeing that his mom and dad died. yet there is a method that Jason Peele is particularly varied: while he desires at evening, it is not approximately ladies; it truly is approximately David Bowie. At sixteen-years-old, Jason is simply commencing to remember the fact that he could be gay.The one position Jason feels cozy is at the tune the place he can run speedy and difficult. He loves the texture of the wind at his again, of his legs propelling him furiously round, the roar of the group in his ears. yet now, even his sanctuary feels threatening. it's not simply the jerks who name him "faggot" within the locker room. a brand new man has joined the crew, and every little thing approximately him will problem the way in which Jason sees existence. From late-night showings of "La Cage Aux Folles" to interpreting Gandhi, he is operating a brand new race on an doubtful path, and just one thing's for sure--his senior 12 months goes to be unforgettable...With A mystery side, Robin Reardon grants an attractive, delicate coming-of-age novel approximately id and braveness, love and honor, anger and wish, and the numerous methods the reality can fairly set you free."As horny because it is astounding. A mystery side is a clean spin at the popping out tale in addition to a memorable new love tale for the hot millennium." --Brian Sloan, writer of A story of 2 Summers
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I've been watching for him for fifteen minutes at least. “Hey,” I greet him. ” Uncle Steve is in his study, so I introduce Raj to Aunt Audrey. She's gracious, as always, and Raj is so polite that she likes him immediately. You'd have to hate all Indians not to like him. Just before sending us up to my room, she says, “I'm looking forward to talking with you later, Raj. There'll be cookies for you before you leave. ” “I would. ” He gives her a sweet smile and follows me out of the room. 46 ROBIN REARDON – A Secret Edge As soon as he's in, I shut the door.
Watching me. Has she been there before today? I just can't say. She's still there as we're about to leave the field and hit the showers. I decide to go and talk to her. It's the least I can do. Maybe—I'm hoping against hope here—she's actually watching someone else. 52 ROBIN REARDON – A Secret Edge I sit on the bench above her. It's a mean trick, I realize after I've done it; she'll have to look up to see me. So I move down and sit near her. But not too near. I try to look nonchalant, elbows on knees, hands dangling together.
Just a few hurt feelings, that's all. Guess I was a little insensitive about something. Um, thanks. For caring enough to ask. ” He stands and slaps my shoulder. “Attaboy. Glad to hear it. I like Meg; sensible girl. Smart too. Guess I should've known better than to think—you know. I'll see what I can do to keep you and Walsh apart, it you promise to let me know if there's something else I can help with. Or if you just want to talk. ” I hold out my hand, and he takes it. ” Adults like that. When you offer to shake their hand first.