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Camp Spartacus by Laura Hughes
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Camp Spartacus

by Laura Hughes

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Camp Spartacus is a great little story about a group of high school kids in summer camp. Not very interesting, you say? Laura Hughes, in this tale of standing up for yourself and believing in your team, shows that even the simplest of stories can have a ton of charm.

Ruggiero is a member of Purple Squad, one of seven high school kids who learn to work as a team. He knows only one of them, because they go to the same school, where he is out. Interestingly, he has not come out in camp, and to him, it was all about focusing on other stuff, rather than thinking about his sexuality. But then rumors start about one of the Purple Squad guys being gay, and Ruggiero has to face coming out all over again.

Luckily, it goes much better than he expected. He also discovers that one of the other team members is gay, and the secret understanding between them is beautiful to watch. It may or may not be the beginning of more, the focus is totally on this sense of "I am not alone", an amazing discovery for everyone who is "different" when they find like-minded or equally oriented people.

If you like stories about the kind of coming out that leads to better self-knowledge and a beginning sense of hope, if you enjoy reading about young men coming of age, and if you're looking for a read full of hope that will surely make you smile, then you will probably like this short story.


NOTE: This book was provided by Torquere Press for the purpose of a review.
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