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Gemini Bites

Title

Gemini Bites

Authors

Patrick Ryan

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780545221283

Pages

240 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When their parents announce they are taking in a fellow student for a month, 16-year-old twins Kyle and Judy sit up and take notice. Kyle has just come out of the closet to his family and fears he'll never know what it is like to date a guy. Judy is pretending to be born-again to attract a boy who heads a Bible study group. And Garret Johnson is new in town-- a mysterious loner who claims to be a vampire. Both twins are intrigued.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

HL730L

Topic

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

Main Character

female teenager; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male; bisexual male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult; Lambda Literary Award, 2012, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult; Rainbow List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

big family; vampire; religion; Christianity; insecurities; twins; bullying; house guest; high school

Diversity Impact

indirect

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