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Monday, August 27, 2012

Andy Squared by Jennifer Lavoie

Andy Squared

Seventeen-year-old twins, Andrew and Andrea Morris, have always been close. They share everything—from their friends to a room—and they both enjoy star positions on their high school’s soccer teams. All’s right with the twins...or is it?

When new student Ryder Coltrane moves from Texas to their small New York town, he spins Andrew’s world upside down. All of Andrew’s past relationship troubles begin to make sense and his true feelings start to click into place after Ryder comes out to him. His friendship with Ryder turns secretively romantic, but secrets, they soon find out, are hard to keep. Once rumors start to fly, so-called friends turn on them, and the boys’ relationship turns into a bomb about to explode. But Andrew never expected it would be his own twin, Andrea, holding a lighter to ignite it.

Paperback, 264 pages
Expected publication: September 18th 2012 by Bold Strokes Books

**My Review**

Well, I really really really liked this book! Andy Squared is about twins Andrew and Andrea (both nicknamed Andy). Andy was never really comfortable in the relationships he was in with females. His reasoning it was they would become too clingy, needy. After a few months he would end it. Then along comes Ryder, a new student from Texas. Andy and Ryder quickly become friends. He starts noticing he feels different when around Ryder, and would automatically have some excuse to it. Soon after Ryder admits to Andy that he is gay.

Then is all starts with a kiss......being in such a small-minded town, how is it going to be once people find out? The other kid that school that is gay is constantly harrassed in one way or another..... Does he really want to come out and let the whole school, and his family know? Or keep is a secret as long as he can? Eventually secrets get out, but the last person he expected to let everyone know was his sister. How would you deal with your sister, your twin, the person that you trust more than anyone, is the one who is behind all the hell that you are receiving at school? In just a few months Andy learns more about himself, his friends, and his family. He knows who really is there for him, and who isn't. His coming out does lead to some surprises with friends and family. That is when you know who is really there for you.

This book was very well written. It didn't go into explicit details on certain things, but gave enough so you would have an idea of what is happening....with out having to read about it happening. There was just the right balance to make this book great! It is something that can be read at a variety of ages.

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