Sunday, 12 June 2016

True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan

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True Letters from a Fictional Life
Blurb (from Goodreads):
If you asked anyone in his small Vermont town, they’d tell you the facts: James Liddell, star athlete, decent student and sort-of boyfriend to cute, peppy Theresa, is a happy, funny, carefree guy.

But whenever James sits down at his desk to write, he tells a different story. As he fills his drawers with letters to the people in his world--letters he never intends to send--he spills the truth: he’s trying hard, but he just isn’t into Theresa. It’s a boy who lingers in his thoughts.

He feels trapped by his parents, his teammates, and the lies they’ve helped him tell, and he has no idea how to escape. Is he destined to live a life of fiction?

True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

True Letters from a Fictional Life “It must be really hard for his parents.”
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“Well, him being gay.”

This was a YA contemporary story about a boy who found it hard to admit that he was gay.

James was an okay character and it was interesting how he wrote letters to people telling them how he really felt. It might have been an idea to destroy the letters rather than keeping them though as it seemed a little risky to keep them hanging about.

The storyline in this was about James struggling to deal with the fact that he liked boys, and worrying over how to tell his parents and friends etc. The storyline with the letters reminded me a bit of ‘to all the boys I’ve loved before’, and I was just waiting for someone to mail them out!

The ending to this was okay, and James did seem happy at least.

6 out of 10

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