Oh, my. I requested this book from a recommendation on the LGBQT boards. I began to read it with the expectation of it just being a book about a boy with the hardships of growing up gay in the South, but it turned into something else entirely.
That's all I can say. I laud this book to the highest extent.
Haunting and beautifully written, Dream Boy will shock you with its impact. Jim Grimsley paints a vivid picture of love amidst chaos and dysfunction in rural America. Highly Recommended.
I read this a couple years ago.
I never knew it was a gay novel (i just thought the names were funny) and it opened to me a new genre!
Writing is beautiful, sweet, and poetic. I stayed up all night to finish and cried myself to sleep.
Beautifully written, heartbreaking. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
A very disturbing book, but also beautiful & well-written, I think. I read it quite a while ago and remember it being tense and upsetting, unsettling... but not necessarily in a bad way.
I read this book many years ago, but I am still struck by the power of it.
Well written, but unsettling. You can feel the tension the entire time your reading it.
Poignant, elicits sympathy, but also predictable. The reader identifies early and often with the main characters, but the tale could be told of any dysfunctional family set-up.