USA/UK/CAN/AUS 2006, 245 pp., hardbound, € 15.69Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
A 10-year best friendship is put to the test when Chuck and Hal spend their first summer apart falling for two questionable mates: Chuck, a 15-year-old supremely comfortable in his hetero (though adolescently horny) skin, is a major fan of Broadway musicals who is rooming at summer theater school, with admirable tolerance, with a campy queer boy. His best friend since kindergarten, Hal, almost 16, is a snarky, asocial fag without a scintilla of fashion sense, bored back home in suburbia while learning to drive. The buds stay in touch through entries in a near-daily blog, reporting to each other about their suddenly separate lives and often ridiculous romantic entanglements. By summer's end, Chuck has found a girl he can more than cuddle with, Hal has been a lot more sexual (with a juicily uninhibited, smokin' hot French punk boy).