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Been Here All Along

Title

Been Here All Along

Authors

Sandy Hall

Publisher

Swoon Reads

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781250100658

Pages

214 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, leading the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do not include falling head over heels for his best friend and next-door neighbor, Kyle. It's a distraction. It's pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon doesn't know what to do. Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. Then both Ruby and Gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, and Kyle can't quite figure out what he did wrong.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; Bisexuality; gay; gay teenagers; bisexual teenager

Main Character

boys and girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Keywords

love triangle; first loves; girlfriend; boyfriend; best friends; teenagers; interpersonal relations; Yearbook; basketball; to-do list; dyslexia

Diversity Impact

direct

Been Here All Along

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