Out of the Pocket

Out of the Pocket

Book - 2008 | 1st ed.
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Star quarterback Bobby Framingham, one of the most talented high school football players in California, knows he?s different from his teammates. They?re like brothers, but they don?t know one essential thing: Bobby is gay. Can he still be one of the guys and be honest about who he is? When he?s outed against his will by a student reporter, Bobby must find a way to earn back his teammates? trust and accept that his path to success might be more public, and more difficult, than he?d hoped. An affecting novel about identity that also delivers great sportswriting.

Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780525479963
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 264 p. ; 22 cm.


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Dec 11, 2013

GAHHH THIS BOOK. This is the second Bill Konigsberg book I've read and it didn't let down my expectations for a book. While I am not a huge sports fan myself, this sports book has opened my eyes to how difficult it must be for gay men in situations such as Bobby's. This book was overall very relatable, my only complaint being that the first half of the book felt like the beginning of Bobby's story, and it skipping over a middle to his tale and right to the end. Despite that it was a very good book and I would recommend it in a heartbeat.

Oct 31, 2013

Wow this book was great. I am glad I walked into a new library without my list for the Young Adult Book Club challenge. I knew that I need a GLBT book and this one was on the shelf staring at me screaming read me...read me. This is a book about a quarterback of a football team who is outed as gay. A local reported writes an article about how Bobby a high school senior quarterback, NHL prospect is gay. The book makes a point to say that there is no openly gay players in the professional team sports, which I think may be still true except for the resent basketball player that just came out, Jason Collins. Okay back to the book. There are may ways that Bobby can go after this incident and I am so happy that he did the way he did. This is a heartwarming story. It shows how people can and how friends sometimes react to hearing new that someone they know or go to school with are gay. I also liked that Mr. Konigsberg kept to real life and when it rained for Bobby it poured, not only did one thing go wrong but his like cascaded in a downward spiral when all this happened. Really realistic really great book

KJtheEpicFailure Jun 12, 2012

You can't help but sympathsize with Bobby throughout his problems, whether they pertain to his sexuality, his father, or his football career. An amazing book; I recommend it for anybody looking for a heartfelt story.


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