Flamer by Mike Curato
Challenger, Pine Creek
Categories: Anti-Religion, Cursing, LGBTQ+, Sexual, Violence
Description: A young teenage Boy Scout is bullied while coming to grips with his homosexuality and its religious implications.
YA Label?: Yes
Notes: This book contains alternate sexualities; sexual activities; sexual nudity; profanity and derogatory term; violence including self- harm; and controversial religious commentary.
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Page 14: “Hey, Navarro, suck any good dicks lately? Hahahahaha”
Page 22: “What’s wrong, Navarro? I thought you like a big sausage in your mouth! Haha!”
Page 69: “‘Yes…uh…why are you dressed like a girl?’ ‘I just think women’s fashion is more interesting. And EXCUSE ME, but this is my fantasy, so don’t worry about it…’”
Page 81: ”Oh no!!! I’m getting a…boner!?!?”
Page 133: ”I started watching my dad’s porn…a lot…while I was naked. And eventually, I stumbled upon… …a surprise sensation.”