Tommy Stands Alone

Tommy Stands Alone

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Tommy Stands Alone by Gloria Velasquez 
Paperback, 1995 

Uncomfortable with dating girls and equally distressed by his growing realization that his sexual preference is different from his friends, Tommy begins to cut classes and drink alcohol in order to avoid his friends and their increasing awareness that he may be gay. His attempt at suicide lands him the hospital and leads to a relationship with the counselor Ms. Martinez. Familly and friends' efforts to deal with his sexual preference and Tommy's encounters with bigoted students are all detailed realistically and make worthwhile reading for young people. Tommy Stands Alone is a sensitive and balanced treatment of a difficult subject, one that is disturbing to both gay and straight teens.