Charlie is the not only the dork of his senior high school class, but is harassed for being gay, and is a huge disappointment to his father. On top of that,t his best friend since second grade now has a girlfriend, so he finds himself with a lot of time on his hands (and a lot of time with his hands on his dick).
When cute and popular new student Rob shows an interest in him, Charlie keeps thinking it must be a mistake, but he soon finds himself with a boyfriend (and even more reason to focus on his dick).
Both Rob and Charlie have parent problems: Rob’s parents are loving and supportive, but his mom is dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Charlie’s parents seem headed for a divorce. When Rob’s mom dies things blow up for everyone as Rob’s father is accused of assisted suicide. A little too much detailed jerking-off action for me, but a realistic portrayal of of horny teenage boyhood, and the fact that it was well-written kept me reading. Obviously a good choice for gay teens.
*** A good read.