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Poz

Title

Poz

Publisher

Harmony Ink Press

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781632163684

Pages

180 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

One Remy Babcock and Mikey Castelreigh are stalwart members of the Capital City Rowing Club's junior crew, pulling their hardest to earn scholarships to rowing powerhouses like California Pacific. Just a couple of all-American boys, they face the usual pressures of life in an academic hothouse and playing a varsity sport. Add to that the stifling confines of the closet, and sometimes life isn't always easy, even in the golden bubble of their accepting community. Because Remy and Mikey have a secret: they're both gay. While Mikey has never hidden it, Remy is a parka and a pair of mittens away from Narnia. Mikey has always been open about wanting more than friendship, but Remy is as uncomfortable in his own skin as he is a demon on the water. After their signals cross, and a man mistakes Remy for a college student, Remy takes the plunge and hooks up with him. After a furious Mikey cuts Remy off, Remy falls to the pressure of teenage life, wanting to be more and needing it now. In his innocence and naivete, Remy makes mistakes that have life-long consequences.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Rainbow List, 2016 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

rowers; HIV; dating; hooking up; sexually transmitted disease; STD; friendship; staying in the closet; unsafe sex

Diversity Impact

direct

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