Book Reviews

Glitter by Ayla Starr

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Young Adult / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 31-May-2013

Book Blurb

I kept tripping over my feet, tripping over my words, and eventually gave up talking all together. You continued to smile anyway.

Book Review

While not a story in the traditional sense, this is a piece of writing that tells a story, and carries a message of love, hope, and encouragement that touched me deeply. It is also the confession of a "coward", as the writer calls himself; one who doesn’t have the courage to stand up for his beliefs. But he has enough understanding of the way the world works, by the time he writes this letter, to know that Danny, the boy he admires, is an amazing and very rare human being.

Danny is different. He always has been. He wears glittery things, and likes to dress up, he does exactly what he wants and has so much energy and joy that it is contagious. Others are jealous of that, and they aren’t sure what to do with him. The narrator, however, admires him and misses the times when all they had was simple friendship. The outside world has taken that away, and it takes the boy writing this letter/confession a few years to get back to what is important: being yourself and loving the ones you feel close to. No matter what anyone else says.

If you like stories that will make you think, if you're looking for something that is as worrying a it is uplifting, and if you’re ready for an honest, emotional view of a friendship between two boys turning into more, then you will like this free story. I think it is a real treasure!






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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 2869 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 24-February-2012
Price FREE
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