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The book is narrated in the third person point of view, mostly Nathan’s.

Friendly reminder that Nathan finally felt Roy’s protection and affection that day. Jan 20, Irissska rated it really liked it Recommends it for: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Soon Roy and Nathan develop a sexual relationship.

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A book where rape runs rampart. Here’s an article that gave me a bit of perspective on Dream Boy: View all 6 comments. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Embarrassed, Roy abandons Nathan at the plantation. Burke later on rapes and hits Nathan with a chair handle. I had finished the book by 1 am and had to listen to Taylor Swift’s Blank Space in hopes of keeping my sanity by keeping the thoughts of the book at bay. That is his life. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The killing, and in the manner it was done, served to detract from the beauty of the film.


View all 9 comments. Having read a lot more LGBT fiction as well as having written my own full length novel I must say the trope of the friend of the straight acting love interest raping the more obviously gay character usually the narrator is overused. Again, thanks for your time. Dream Boy’s film adaptation. Creepy and sad once I have realised what is going on, growing resentful towards the ‘mother’ and murderous towards the father, but even though the feeling of doom was inevitable, I kept on hoping.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Just finished it and am trying to determine what I think. Refresh and try again. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Roy and Nathan are neighbors and the attraction is immediate and profound.

Roy being able to see and talk to his ghost is a little weird but I felt the rest of the book made perfect sense. This is a very short novel, almost a novella; but it’s complex, lyrical, disturbing. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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View all 3 comments. For people who work with children these can make us hyper vigilant which isn’t a bad thing but can colour how we see things. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

I couldn’t care less. Ramble As You Read: And thanks to Yrimsley for opening this discussion. Nathan is left for dead.

Both families are regular dresm attendees in rather fundamentalist congregations. I am sorry for my English; I am not a native speaker. And Nathan whether alive or dead also managed to escape and move to freedom. Just shy of pages helps the story move along, but I still felt like What the hell did I just read?


Drram savored every word. I would recommend this to readers searching for an unusual gay love story with beautiful yet jagged writing. But this book ruined me, left me with mixed feelings, and a trauma of porn. Whether alive or dead both boys were able to escape to freedom.

This distance mirrors the same distance that Nathan needs to be dreaj to survive what he has been through. Retrieved from ” https: The novel focuses on small events: So I notice that a lot of people decide to search the internet for information about this book, and they eventually hit my blog. I sure hope authors are writing uplifting stories about gay youth these days.

The book ends with Nathan leaving the abandoned house and finding Roy.

So, he did survive a blow to the head. I just think the novel is frustrating.