Shephard Summers

"Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river." - Lisa See


    THE CULLING by Steven Dos Santos YA Dystopian (Flux Publishing) (Agent: Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown) What I loved most: well-developed characters and page-turning fun read. I thoroughly enjoyed this action-packed, emotion and character-driven read.  It is The Gay Hunger Games in the same way that The Muppet Movie is the Puppet Wizard of Oz. Seriously, think about it. The…

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        Geography Club by Brent Hartinger Middle-Grade/Young Adult HarperCollins Publishers (2004)   I loved this very real, very sweet book. It's about a closeted gay high school student who bravely and cautiously takes a risk to create a safe space for others like himself.  Written in 2004, I can only imagine the students it must have inspired and…

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