True to You
From the Series Lorimer Real Love
After a fight at school leaves him expelled, Jorge Gomez starts training to become a pro wrestler and finds that he has the talent to make it a promising career. At his first wrestling show, he meets Thom, who is from a politically active upper middle-class family—and opposites attract. Before he knows it, Jorge has his first boyfriend. But he soon finds himself up against the ropes when he adopts a flamboyantly gay “bad guy” wrestling persona, and Thom accuses him of promoting homophobia. Jorge has to find a way to be true to himself as a successful gay athlete to save his career and his relationship.
Distributed in the U.S by Lerner Publishing Group
|Interest Level||Grade 9 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||High/Low, Young Adult|
|Category||Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diversity|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||184|
“[H]elp to broaden the range of experiences represented in the romance genre, moving beyond the white, heterosexual characters normally seen. This series is worth consideration in young adult collections.”—VOYA
“This volume in the Real Love series successfully uses a high/low format that will appeal to reluctant readers as well as wrestling fans.”—Booklist
Author: Tony Correia
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