Don't Let Me Go

Don't Let Me Go

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Some people spend their whole lives looking for the right partner. Nate Schaper found his at high school. In the eight months since their cautious flirting became a real heart-pounding relationship, Nate and Adam have been inseparable. Even when local kids take their homophobia to brutal levels, Nate is undaunted. But when Adam graduates and takes an off-Broadway job in New York, that certainty begins to flicker. Don't Let Me Go captures the giddiness of first love, whilst also presenting a timely discourse about bullying, bigotry and hate that is rife in schools today.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780758269270
Branch Call Number: FIC Trum
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 21 cm


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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_JordanD 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.

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.

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.

Oct 11, 2012

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

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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