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Love Drugged (Paperback) (James Klise)

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If you could change who you are, would you? Should you?

Fifteen-year-old Jamie Bates has a simple strategy for surviving high school: fit in, keep a low profile, and above all, protect his biggest secret-he's gay. But when a classmate discovers the truth, a terrified Jamie does all he can to change who he is. At first, it's easy. Everyone notices when he starts hanging out with Celia Gamez, the richest and most beautiful girl in school. And when he steals an experimental new drug that's supposed to "cure" his attraction to guys, Jamie thinks he's finally going to have a "normal" life.

But as the drug's side effects worsen and his relationship with Celia heats up, Jamie begins to realize that lying and using could shatter the fragile world of deception that he's created-and hurt the people closest to him.

Told with equal doses of humor and suspense, Love Drugged explores the consequences of a life constructed almost entirely of lies . . . especially the lies we tell ourselves. 

An American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book in Children's & Young Adult Literature

A star-crossed romance about 15-year-old Jamie who, in order to protect the secret that he's gay, steals an experimental new drug that's supposed to "cure" his attraction to guys and begins dating Celia, the richest and most beautiful girl in school, but the drug's side effects begin to take a toll on his health and soon the consequences of his lies threaten to shatter the fragile world of deception he's created. Original.
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Homosexuality, Love + Relationships + Sex, Human Qualities + Behavior
Format: Paperback
Publisher: North Star Editions Inc
Age Range: Teen
Author: James Klise
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2010
TCIN: 12804007
UPC: 9780738721750
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-7681
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