A road trip of self-discovery concludes the "Rainbow" trilogy. When Jason, who lost his basketball scholarship after he came out, is asked to speak at the opening of a new gay/lesbian/transgender high school in Los Angeles, his boyfriend Kyle wants to come along so they can spend some time together. Flamboyant Nelson, who's desperately looking for a boyfriend, has a car, so the three of them set out on a cross-country road trip. Through this wild ride they encounter variations on the gay experience, including a couple in a long-term relationship, gay bashers and a boy who lives as a girl. Like "Rainbow Boys", "Rainbow Road" traces the universal journey of three young men in search of themselves.
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(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Simon & Schuster
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More soapy goodness from the rainbow boys from Rainbow High (2003). This time Kyle, Jason and Nelson go on a road trip together. Jason, whose coming out and subsequent loss of college scholarship drew national attention in the last episode, is asked to speak at the opening ceremonies of Harry Hay High School in Los Angeles. This necessitates a trip across the country. Jason is sort of bisexual, but he loves his less uptight and totally gay boyfriend Kyle. The two think the trip will be a perfect time for them to get in some alone time before Kyle heads off to college, but they need Nelson's (Kyle's pink-haired best friend) car. It turns out to be a three-man trip with many pitfalls. They encounter Radical Faeries, Britney Spears look-alike transgendered boys, Hetero-flexible girls, long-term committed homosexual couples . . . and a little homophobia as they travel from landmark to landmark across the country. There are more after-school-special moments here than in the previous volumes, but fans of the trilogy will adore this final installment. A little sex might make this a not-for-everyone experience, but it's a perfect feel-good read for gay teens. (Fiction. YA) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Alex Sanchez
Alex Sanchez received a Flying Start award from Publishers Weekly for his work on Rainbow Boys which was also a Lambda Literary Award finalist. He is also the author of Rainbow Boys and Rainbow High (all available from Turnaround). He lives in Rosslyn, Virginia.