Search Results: "Alex Sanchez"


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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

KING BONGO by Thomas Sanchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2003

"Florid, not quite Chandler."
Straightforward noir against the backdrop of pre-Revolution Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY OF THE BEES by Thomas Sanchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"On balance, though, too far over the top to persuade us of its (supposedly) larger-than-life characters' reality. `Love is always a mutilation of the self,` Zermano intones at one particularly emotional moment. In this novel, it's also a noisy, grandiose distraction."
An intense but ultimately disappointing fourth novel from Sanchez (Mile Zero, 1989, etc.), this time about a passionate love that long outlasts WWII, which separates a famed Spanish artist from his French mistress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BLOODY LIFE by Reymundo Sanchez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"A crude cautionary tale that lacks redemptive power."
A sad, sanguinary, and clumsy account of life and death among Chicago's Puerto Rican street gangs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 2006

"This difficult circumnavigation of a dark topic will help soothe survivors, as well as raise awareness about suicide."
A father recounts his exhaustive search for an explanation to his 22-year-old son's suicide. Read full book review >