Jonathan Cooper is attending Bible Camp at Spirit Lake for his eighth summer. Jake Miller, the bane of his existence, is also there, but so is a new camper, Ian McGuire. And Ian is gay. A devout Christian, Jonathan is struggling with his own sexuality. He has difficulty reconciling his feelings with what he's been taught to believe as a Christian. He prays to God that these feelings will go away, but he has an undeniable attraction to Ian. As Jonathan and Ian grow closer, tensions escalate. Who will be caught in the crossfire?
This book is extremely well-written and well-edited, with some lovely lines. The story was a bit too contrived for my liking, however I think it will resonate with its target audience. There is a good balance between exploring the feelings and opinions of Jonathan, his peers, his counselors, and parental figures. This book will be helpful for young people who find themselves in a similar situation to Jonathan. You can also visit the author's website for some valuable GLBTQ resources.
I received this book in return for an honest review.