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Rainbow Road (edition 2005)

by Alex Sanchez

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Title:Rainbow Road
Authors:Alex Sanchez
Info:Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (2005), Hardcover, 256 pages
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Sanchez ends the “Rainbow” –realistic fiction- trilogy with Rainbow Road. The story comes full circle. Jason Garrillo, Kyle Meeks and Nelson Glassman – the main characters- have graduated from high school entering a summer, in Virginia, full of tedious responsibilities until Jason is asked to speak at a non-traditional high school graduation ceremony in Los Angeles, California. Since Jason came out about his sexuality, his full scholarship to an Ivy League school had been taken away. Kyle, Jason boyfriend, will be going to Princeton in the fall and has been Jason’s number one supporter since. When he hears of the news he advises him to do it, but is disappointed because that meant their camping trip would be cancelled. After hearing the news, Kyle tells his best friend Nelson. Nelson and Jason never got along with each other, but thinking of his best friend and of course his self, Nelson suggests that all three of them drive to Los Angeles in his car. During this unforgettable road trip, tempers rage, relationships become at risks, attitudes begin to transition to that of understanding and a character longing for love finally finds it. This YALSA 2009 popular paperbacks for young adults and 2005 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist is a must have within any high school library collection. ( )
  DavianSmith | Nov 15, 2010 |
The summer after high school, Nelson, Kyle, and Jason take a road trip across the US so Jason can give a speech at a high school for queer kids. The three get on each other's nerves being together 24/7, but the trip eventually brings them even closer.

Like the first two books, the writing is really nothing to write home about, but it's enjoyable. ( )
  kyuuketsukirui | May 2, 2010 |
Three very different young men take a road trip together and deal with issues of acceptance, coming out, finding love and parental reaction to their homosexuality. ( )
  bsittig | Jul 28, 2009 |
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the previous two - the idea of the three boys on a road trip was so fraught with disaster it just seemed silly, and their stops along the way had a clear agenda. I think the message overwhelmed the characters in this one. But I'd still give it to fans of the first two books, so they can find out what happens in the end. ( )
  francescadefreitas | Jun 22, 2009 |
While driving across the United States during the summer after high school graduation, three young gay men encounter various bisexual and homosexual people and make some decisions about their own relationships and lives.
  Lake_O_UCC | May 2, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 141691191X, Paperback)

It's the end of the road....

Jason Carrillo came out to his basketball team and lost his university scholarship. Now that he's graduated, he's been asked to speak at the opening of a gay and lesbian high school across the country -- but what is he going to say?

Kyle Meeks is getting ready to go to Princeton in the fall. When his boyfriend, Jason, mentions the speaking invitation, he jumps at the chance to go with him -- but can their romance survive two weeks crammed together in a car?

Nelson Glassman is happy that his best friend, Kyle, has found love with Jason. Now he wants to find a soul mate of his own and is going to start looking during the road trip -- but will being "third wheel" ruin his friendship with Kyle and Jason?

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While driving across the United States during the summer after high school graduation, three young gay men encounter various bisexual and homosexual people and make some decisions about their own relationships and lives.

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