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Boy I Love (Reprint) (Paperback) (Nina De Gramont)

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When the boy you love asks you to keep his greatest secret, do you? A thought-provoking, achingly complex novel about prejudice and the many meanings of love from Nina de Gramont, author ofMeet Me at the River, which Kirkus Reviews called a “must-read.”Fifteen-year-old Wren has been content to stay in her best friend Allie’s shadow. It doesn’t bother her that Ally gets the cutest guys, the cutest clothes, and even a modeling gig—Wren is happy hanging with the horses on her family’s farm and avoiding the jealousy of other girls. But when Tim, the most intriguing guy in school, starts hanging out with Allie and Wren, jealousy is unavoidable, but not the kind Wren expects. Because even though Allie iswayyy into him and Wren hasn’t flirted, not one little bit, it becomes increasingly clear that Tim prefers Wren’s company above anyone else’s.Tim’s unexpected devotion comes at the exact time Wren’s home life is about to be turned upside down. Her parents have just found out that the family horse farm is on land that was once a slave plantation and are struggling with whether to sell it. Wren aches at the thought of losing her horses and leaving town, but at least there is Tim...always a gentleman on their dates.Such a gentleman. Too much of a gentleman, even, and Wren begins to wish he’d be a wee bit less gentlemanly. And as Tim’s church becomes actively homophobic, his pressuring parents don’t understand why he won’t help “spread the word,” and he’s now a wreck. Then he tells Wren something he’s never told a soul, and Wren must decide what she’ll really do for love.
When the boy you love asks you to keep his greatest secret, do you? A thought-provoking, achingly complex novel about prejudice and the many meanings of love from Nina de Gramont, author ofMeet Me at the River, which Kirkus Reviews called a ?must-read.?

Fifteen-year-old Wren has been content to stay in her best friend Allie?s shadow. It doesn?t bother her that Ally gets the cutest guys, the cutest clothes, and even a modeling gig?Wren is happy hanging with the horses on her family?s farm and avoiding the jealousy of other girls. But when Tim, the most intriguing guy in school, starts hanging out with Allie and Wren, jealousy is unavoidable, but not the kind Wren expects. Because even though Allie iswayyy into him and Wren hasn?t flirted, not one little bit, it becomes increasingly clear that Tim prefers Wren?s company above anyone else?s.

Tim?s unexpected devotion comes at the exact time Wren?s home life is about to be turned upside down. Her parents have just found out that the family horse farm is on land that was once a slave plantation and are struggling with whether to sell it. Wren aches at the thought of losing her horses and leaving town, but at least there is Tim...always a gentleman on their dates.Such a gentleman. Too much of a gentleman, even, and Wren begins to wish he?d be a wee bit less gentlemanly. And as Tim?s church becomes actively homophobic, his pressuring parents don?t understand why he won?t help ?spread the word,? and he?s now a wreck. Then he tells Wren something he?s never told a soul, and Wren must decide what she?ll really do for love.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Friendship
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Teen
Author: Nina De Gramont
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 21474964
UPC: 9781442480575
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-8146
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