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The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren (#1) #2020

The Gay Teen s Guide to Defeating a Siren Check out the spiffy new edition here It features a brand spanking new cover and includes the first chapter of book National Indie Excellence Awards st Place Winner LGBTQ YA Fiction Read

  • Title: The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren (#1)
  • Author: CodyWagner
  • ISBN: 9780996713504
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren (#1) By CodyWagner, Check out the spiffy new edition here It features a brand spanking new cover and includes the first chapter of book 2.2016 National Indie Excellence Awards, 1st Place Winner, LGBTQ YA Fiction2016 Readers Favorite Book Award Winner2015 New England Book Festival, 2nd Place, Gay Fiction2015 Los Angeles Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Young Adult FictionCame out of the cloCheck out the spiffy new edition here It features a brand spanking new cover and includes the first chapter of book 2.2016 National Indie Excellence Awards, 1st Place Winner, LGBTQ YA Fiction2016 Readers Favorite Book Award Winner2015 New England Book Festival, 2nd Place, Gay Fiction2015 Los Angeles Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Young Adult FictionCame out of the closet by accident Check.Sent off to a pray away the gay school Miserable check.Shenanigans ensued Mega quadruple check.Blaize Trales s world falls apart when he s dragged to Sanctuary Preparatory Academy, a boarding school that claims to fix gay teens The place sucks so much they even serve food like Cleansing Corn Blaize s misguided parents eat it up and hand him over for brainwashing.But things at Sanctuary aren t what they appear Blaize soon discovers the school s antics are all a lie They re also at war with an ancient enemy Between surviving bullies, rescuing students from mysterious attacks, and passing algebra, Blaize s life is going to get out of control crazy.And freaking dangerous.Lucky for Blaize, he wields the ultimate weapon being gay And he s pretty good at it.

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    1. Wagner s book, which is apparently the first in a series, is what happens when you combine the plotbunnies of What if one of those gay conversion therapy camps was scamming the parents and all the kids inside got to grow up in a secret supportive environment instead and What if Hogwarts had queer students The similarities to the Harry Potter books jumped out at me right away the principal is an appealing, fatherly figure who s hiding things about magical bad guys from the students, the protagoni [...]

    2. I have to confess I read one of the very, very, very first drafts of this book from what I understood, there were several and I very much enjoyed it However, I enjoyed the final version even Blaize Trales yes, that s his real name is a gay teen in a small town This is not an idyllic situation After a series of unfortunate events, Blaize is sent off to Sanctuary Preparatory Academy one of THOSE schools But as it turns out, life at Sanctuary is anything but ordinary and far from what Blaize expec [...]

    3. I ve never read a book in the Gay Lesbian category before, and when I learned that the story was mainly about teens and preteens, I wasn t sure what to expect What I got was a magnificent story about teenage angst, awkwardness and friendship Yes, the fact that most of the characters were gay was the main theme of the book, but the story wasn t really about that, specifically It wasn t that they were homosexual, it was that they were different and as such, were the unjust targets of bullying, iso [...]

    4. 4.0 of 5 stars Light Hearted, Gay Friendly Twist on Conversion Therapy.I love gay YA and supernatural tales, and this had a wonderful, whimsical, even symbolic storyline to go with it.I was fooled even though it was in the blurb, so not a spoiler here by the opening premise of glbtq teens having to get healed, only to find out that the institution was a front with a pro glbtq agenda the first of several twists And what a humorous twist it was that played in multiple ways But there was still the [...]

    5. The Gay Teen s Guide to Defeating a Siren was a fun glbtq YA story with a wink wink nudge nudge and a slight supernatural twist I had fun with the author about his inside joke of the main setting appearing to be a healing center for glbtq kids, but in reality it was a sanctuary supporting their identities Yet it was not immune to issues amongst the teenagers of cliques, bullying and peer pressure And it also wasn t immune to the typical coming of age compounded by coming out issues with family a [...]

    6. I loved this book It s a humorous sci fi ish fantasy ish not realistic ish book about a gay kid who accidentally comes out of the closet and gets sent to a pray away the gay camp Little does he know the danger that awaits him there The good thing is he has a superpower He s gay.Y all, I freaking loved this book I won t tell you any, lest I give too much away I just have to say, go support a self published author and order this book It s not in any way offensive to religion he manages to keep rel [...]

    7. Found this book via social media, took a chance, and loved it Literally every page had an enjoyable detail or twist, very imaginative and interesting Nice if you re in a reading rut which I was Looking forward to the next book by this author.

    8. This book took me through the entire gamut of emotion A story about teens trying to understand their sexuality, but done in a playful way with loveable characters Can t wait for book II.

    9. This book, the story and these characters are making me want i Blaized though the book pun intended What ever happens to anybody its a amazing read At the first few pages i was reading what the book is about i was confused Read on i would say The book is great and make you feel things, anger hate love confusion amazement.I cant wait for the second book.Go on writhing Cody, you are amazing XXX

    10. It was overall a good book, I really didn t expect the ending.I felt that there wasn t enough of the supernatural thing through the book, but it s mainly because you need to correctly set things up for the next book and it s better paced this way.The characters are good, the main one is annoying Oh boy, is he annoying Still very relatable.Actually, I found many of them annoying, but the characterization was good The ending is sad, but there s to come.I think the representation of PTSD is relata [...]

    11. I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book through a GoodReads giveaway Gay teen books tend to be mediocre in my opinion when it comes to creating a believable teen main character I m happy to say that this book has a very realistic main character who not only struggles with his feelings but makes mistakes that every typical human makes each and every day From talking to himself, saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, neglecting his best friends, and over thinking basic situations, Blaize [...]

    12. Why I began reading the book Shira Glassman described it as what happens when you combine the plotbunnies of What if one of those gay conversion therapy camps was scamming the parents and all the kids inside got to grow up in a secret supportive environment instead and What if Hogwarts had queer students Sold What happened when I finished the book I had to go hide in a corner and try not to cry because I had waaaaay too many feelings during the end I want the sequel to come out yesterday Heads u [...]

    13. Okay, even though this is not a long book, or even remotely approaching densely written, this was a bit of a slog Nothing actually seems to happen until about 3 4 of the way through, and the plot was fairly thin I know it s got a bit of the first book in a series thing going on, but so little happened in this that, for me, it didn t do the job of setting up any anticipation for the next book We didn t find out enough about the supernatural stuff to be interesting, and none of the characters seem [...]

    14. Cody Wagner s debut novel is a must read His main character, Blaize, must navigate all the pitfalls of adolescence but with the added angst of coming out of the closet and facing the disapproval of many of those close to him When his parents decide to enroll him in Sanctuary Prep, a pray away the gay boarding school, Blaize thinks he s hit rock bottom But once he arrives on campus, he s in for surprise after surprise The book has a definite Harry Potter vibe Blaize thought he was alone, but he f [...]

    15. Oh, this is just so cute The writing level and content is solidly for early pre teens and my rating is based on that audience , but it works on multiple levels within that genre.First of all, Wagner tells a fun and witty story about a group of kids figuring out themselves, their relationships, and what it s like to be different yet not so different after all The book might be especially meaningful to a kid who has come out or who is questioning their orientation or identity, but everyone deals w [...]

    16. First, I would like to say that this book is for everyone, not just LGBT youth The Gay Teen s Guide is really a condemnation of bullying of any sort and both teens and adults will relate to its positive messages I found myself falling in love with its wonderful characters and a subtle story line that combines teen frustrations with a unique and original plot that will enchant modern readers This celebration of all that is human inspired a roller coaster ride of emotions in me as I read I can t w [...]

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