The God box
High school senior Paul has dated Angie since middle school, and they're good together. They have a lot of the same interests, like singing in their church choir and being active in Bible club. But when Manuel transfers to their school, Paul has to rethink his life. Manuel is the first openly gay teen anyone in their small town has ever met, and yet he says he's also a committed Christian. Talking to Manuel makes Paul reconsider thoughts he has kept hidden, and listening to Manuel's interpretation of Biblical passages on homosexuality causes Paul to reevaluate everything he believed. Manuel's outspokenness triggers dramatic consequences at school, culminating in a terrifying situation that leads Paul to take a stand.
Lambda Literary Award-winning author Alex Sanchez tackles a subject ripped from the headlines in this exciting and thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be both religious and gay.
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|author||Sanchez, Alex, 1957-|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Teen Fiction|
|display_description||When openly gay Manuel transfers to Paul's high school, Paul, a born-again Christian, begins to question his own sexuality.|
|item_details||ils:.b13064642|.i13323210|Central Teen Fiction|YF SANCH|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 09, 2017|cyf|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13064642|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,|c2007.|248 p. ; 22 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Christian life -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Homosexuality -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction|
|title_display||The God box|
|title_full||The God box / Alex Sanchez|
|title_short||The God box|