Books by Alex Sanchez

BOYFRIENDS WITH GIRLFRIENDS by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: April 19, 2011

"Still, readers who can overlook the stereotypes and clunky slang will enthusiastically root for both couples. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A breezy romantic comedy starring two pairs of LGBTQ teens stays pleasantly upbeat but hits a few false notes. Read full book review >
BAIT by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

Having punched out one too many classmates, 16-year-old Diego Rivera finds himself on probation for fighting and faces doing prison time if it happens again. Read full book review >
THE GOD BOX by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Occasionally reading more like a manual on dispelling homophobic misinterpretations of Bible verse than a novel, this is still an important work about self-acceptance and the meaning of God's love. (Fiction. YA)"
Hispanic high-school senior Paul has struggled to overcome his attraction to boys, placing his prayers on slips of paper in an ornately carved "God box" in hopes the feelings will be taken away. Read full book review >
GETTING IT by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Sanchez acts on these cues successfully and non-didactically, ultimately conjuring a universe where young men can come together, regardless of sexuality, to support one another. (Fiction. YA)"
Acne-ridden, slightly pudgy Carlos is the quieter member of a quartet of cocksure, trash-talking high-school boys who've dubbed themselves "Los hornitos" since elementary school. Read full book review >
RAINBOW ROAD by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A little sex might make this a not-for-everyone experience, but it's a perfect feel-good read for gay teens. (Fiction. YA)"
More soapy goodness from the rainbow boys from Rainbow High (2003). Read full book review >
SO HARD TO SAY by Alex Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"As with his previous efforts, the prose style is serviceable and coincidence helps tie things up neatly, but many young teens, gay and straight, will see themselves and their friends in these characters. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Frederick, 13, is the new kid; Xio is an astrology-obsessed, spirited, Hispanic girl in his new class. Read full book review >
RAINBOW HIGH by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Includes a list of advocacy groups and help lines. (Fiction. YA)"
Kyle, Jason, and Nelson from Rainbow Boys (2001) return to continue their Dawson's-Creek-with-extra-gay-boys soap opera and finish out their senior year. Read full book review >
RAINBOW BOYS by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"There is a list of advocacy groups at the end, unusual in a novel, but understandable, perhaps necessary, in this one. (Fiction. YA)"
The lives of three suburban high school students become dramatically entangled in a manner familiar mostly to high-schoolers and soap-opera fans. Read full book review >