True Letters from a Fictional Life
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 his friend, a boy, who lingers in his thoughts. James's secret letters are his safe space -- but his truth can't stay hidden for long. Will he come clean to his parents, his teammates, and himself, or is he destined to live a life of fiction?
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; gay teenager; same sex relationship
mother and father
Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2017 - 2018
bullying; soccer; running; homophobia; friendship; secrets; letters; dance; parties; physical violence; acceptance
Logan, Kenneth, "True Letters from a Fictional Life" (2016). Diverse Families. 1245.