Out of the Pocket

Out of the Pocket

eBook - 2008
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As Bobby Framingham, quarterback of his high school football team, finally acknowledges to himself that he is gay, events start to spin out of control when his sexual orientation is revealed in the student newspaper and then in the local press, and he learns that his father has cancer.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9781436242165
1436242169
9781440634055
144063405X
9781436242134
1436242134
Summary: As Bobby Framingham, quarterback of his high school football team, finally acknowledges to himself that he is gay, events start to spin out of control when his sexual orientation is revealed in the student newspaper and then in the local press, and he learns that his father has cancer.

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drewscow
Dec 11, 2013

GAHHH THIS BOOK. This is the second Bill Konigsberg book I've read and it didn't let down my expectations for a book. While I am not a huge sports fan myself, this sports book has opened my eyes to how difficult it must be for gay men in situations such as Bobby's. This book was overall very relatable, my only complaint being that the first half of the book felt like the beginning of Bobby's story, and it skipping over a middle to his tale and right to the end. Despite that it was a very good book and I would recommend it in a heartbeat.

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iceangel3
Oct 31, 2013

Wow this book was great. I am glad I walked into a new library without my list for the Young Adult Book Club challenge. I knew that I need a GLBT book and this one was on the shelf staring at me screaming read me...read me. This is a book about a quarterback of a football team who is outed as gay. A local reported writes an article about how Bobby a high school senior quarterback, NHL prospect is gay. The book makes a point to say that there is no openly gay players in the professional team sports, which I think may be still true except for the resent basketball player that just came out, Jason Collins. Okay back to the book. There are may ways that Bobby can go after this incident and I am so happy that he did the way he did. This is a heartwarming story. It shows how people can and how friends sometimes react to hearing new that someone they know or go to school with are gay. I also liked that Mr. Konigsberg kept to real life and when it rained for Bobby it poured, not only did one thing go wrong but his like cascaded in a downward spiral when all this happened. Really realistic really great book

KJtheEpicFailure Jun 12, 2012

You can't help but sympathsize with Bobby throughout his problems, whether they pertain to his sexuality, his father, or his football career. An amazing book; I recommend it for anybody looking for a heartfelt story.

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