Don't Let Me Go

Don't Let Me Go

Book - 2012
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Some people spend their whole lives looking for the right partner. Nate Schaper found his in high school. In the eight months since their cautious flirting became a real, heart-pounding, tell-the-parents relationship, Nate and Adam have been inseparable. Even when local kids take their homophobia to brutal levels, Nate is undaunted. He and Adam are rock solid. Two parts of a whole. Yin and yang. But when Adam graduates and takes an off-Broadway job in New York at Nate's insistence- that certainty begins to flicker. Nate's friends can't keep his insecurities at bay, especially when he catches Skyped glimpses of Adam's shirtless roommate. Nate starts a blog to vent his frustrations and becomes the center of a school controversy, drawing ire and support in equal amounts. But it's the attention of a new boy who is looking for more than guidance that forces him to confront who and what he really wants.--From back cover.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780758269270
0758269277
Branch Call Number: TRU
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Do not let me go

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AwesomeSauce83
Feb 09, 2015

This is the best read I have read in a long time. It takes to hart wrentching truth what L.G.B.T people and Teens can go thru while in life or in school. I highly recomend anyone to read this

BostonPL_AnnaD Oct 07, 2014

Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble
Read by: Anna/Copley Teen Room
Originally posted to the Teen Blog on 2/28/2012.

This is the story of a gay teen, Nate, who forces himself to say goodbye to the love of his life when his boyfriend, Adam, takes on a position at an off-Broadway theater far away from the town they grew up in. Adam moves in with roommates, and suddenly doesn’t have the time to talk to Nate as much as he used to. Nate gets jealous when Adam’s naked roommate keeps walking into their Skype conversation and touching Adam, making references to things that might or might not have happened.

Lots of emotion is flung around in this novel. Nate makes new friends, and attempts to gain a new boyfriend, even though he can’t get Adam out of his head. I truly enjoyed this story for the real raw emotions it portrayed. There were a lot of tears, a lot of anger, but it was all worth it for the happy ending. If you like reading gay romance novels, I would highly recommend this well written novel! Plus, there’s a playlist at the very end if you’re interested in that kind of thing.

jmmason Apr 13, 2013

This writer's latest novel, "Where You Are" was published and favorably reviewed in 2013. Like so many gay-interest books and films, the NYPL ignores items that are not geared for a hetero-sexual membership. "Where You Are" is available through Amazon.

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Bookworm39
Dec 26, 2012

Wondeful story about growing up in a society where if you are not the same as everyone else you are not accepted. Loved this book, wish there were more stories by this Author.

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The_Zookeeper
Oct 16, 2012

This is one of the sweetest books I've read in a long time. I loved the way the teens handled what was coming at them in high school. There were a few times that I was yelling at the main character say, "What are you thinking?!?" but that happens with any good book I would dare to say. I do think that Nate, the main character, got a little "Me, me, me" sometimes, but he's a teenager so what do you exptect. Can't wait to see what the author will do next.

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yngmuscljck
Oct 11, 2012

Very cute book about coming of age. Very good for the young reader.

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margarita89
Apr 11, 2012

Robin Reardon calls this book, "charming." I call that nepotism.

Don't Let Me Go is the story of Nate and Adam. Nate grew up under the wing of his overbearing, unloving father, a high school football coach. Nate was expected to play football the rest of his life, marry a nice cheerleader and settle down. Instead he met Adam, an artistic teen and quit the football team. One night, after a party, Nate is gay bashed and nothing is ever the same, and then Adam is accepted to and leaves for New York to study at a prestiges art school.

All that SOUNDS like it would provide a good plot, unfortunately and however, the opposite is true. The only lesson, if one was even meant to gather one, is that if you behave like a nagging, clingy, needy, cheating, lying and hypocritical bee-ahtch for 326 pages, you will then be rewarded with positive and supportive friends, a trusting and loving husband, an over-admiring lover, and a baby!

Thanks for the lesson J. H. Trumble.

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BostonPL_AnnaD Oct 07, 2014

BostonPL_AnnaD thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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