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True Letters from a Fictional Life

Title

True Letters from a Fictional Life

Authors

Kenneth Logan

Publisher

HarperTeen

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780062380258

Pages

323 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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?

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay teenager; same sex relationship

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2017 - 2018
Young Adult

Keywords

bullying; soccer; running; homophobia; friendship; secrets; letters; dance; parties; physical violence; acceptance

Diversity Impact

direct

True Letters from a Fictional Life

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