Wednesday, May 23, 2007

7 Days at the Hot Corner by Terry Trueman

Scott is a baseball hotshot at his high school -- whose best friend of many years turns out to be gay. This is the fast moving story of the seven days since Scott learns of it and how he deals with the most agonizing week he's known. I'm glad to see a topic like this covered in a book with strong boy appeal (I learned all sorts of stuff about baseball), but I don't think it's award-worthy. NAY for me.


At May 23, 2007 at 6:46 PM , Blogger Elizabeth Norton said...

Perpetuates stereotypes that I think it was written to buck. Last 50 pages mildly redeeming but not so much so they make up for the first 100 pages of homophobia and ignorance. NAY.

At May 29, 2007 at 6:49 AM , Blogger Karrie said...

Posting for Ann Keller:

Sorry for no picture, but for some reason they won't paste in the box. Anyway, this is about an eighteen year old awesome baseball player who's best friend reveals that he's gay. An earlier incident where the friend's blood spilled on him thinks he may be at risk for AIDS and gets a test which takes 7 days to get the results.
A fast paced novel that is Award Worthy. YAY for me.

At May 29, 2007 at 6:49 AM , Blogger Karrie said...

Er, rather, Anne Keller. Sorry 'bout that!

At June 1, 2007 at 6:11 AM , Blogger Katie said...

I agree with Elizabeth. I was also disappointed with the neat, tidy, and wholly unbelievable ending. Has anyone ever heard of a real coming out story ending with lots of formerly homophobic people developing acceptance, a nice beau for the gay friend, and a friend's potential to play for the major leagues, all neatly wrapped up in seven days? I expected more from Trueman. NAY


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