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If I Told You So

Title

If I Told You So

Publisher

Kensington

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780758279996

Pages

256 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Sean Jackson is sixteen and his choice is either to take a landscaping job in Georgia with his father, or to stay in his small New Hampshire hometown and take a job at the local ice cream shop. He stays home and deals with the pressures of a young man who struggles with trying to tell his father that he is gay.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Homosexuality; divorced parents; co-parenting; homosexual; gay teenager; same sex relationship

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Rainbow List, 2013 Young Adult/ Crossover Fiction

Keywords

dating; summer; New Hampshire; gay-straight alliance; ice cream shop; coming out

Diversity Impact

direct

If I Told You So

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