Carrie Jones’ (2007) novel Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend tells the story of Belle, her breakup with Dylan, and the realization that he is gay. It also chronicles the struggles of Dylan as his peers discover the truth about his sexuality. The reader is able to empathize and realize the difficulties that go along with being different, especially for adolescents. However, it also tells the story of how the magnitude of these differences can be lessened once students realize that this still does not change who that person is or how they should be treated.
By: Carrie Jones