One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Available At: DCC (MS), Liberty

Categories: LGBTQ+, Sexual

Description: When Alek’s high-achieving, Armenian-American parents send him to summer school, he thinks his summer is ruined. But then he meets Ethan, who opens his world in a series of truly unexpected ways.

YA Label?: No

Notes: The book is about a 14 year old boy, Alec, and his encounter with an older, sexually experienced 17 year old Ethan. Ethan details his own sexual relationship he had with a college student who lived in his home when he was only 15 years old himself.

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Page: “During freshman year, we were sitting around and all talking about which teachers we’d most like to bang, I said Mr. Speck, I’d definitely bang Mr. Speck over Mr. Schmidt.”

Page: “He was my first everything, Ethan paused for emphasis. We’d been together for months and we were going at it real strong” – [speaking of sex with his live in college boyfriend when he was 15 years old.]

Page 128: “‘He was hooking up with other guys. It wasn’t really cheating because we weren’t monogamous.’ ‘ Really?’ ‘Yeah, that’s pretty normal in the gay world.’ Ethan lay back down on his stomach. ‘I didn’t know that until Remi told me.”

Page 201: “His hand climbed up the side of Alek’s leg, until his fingers rested at the top of his pants. Then they slowly started fumbling with the button. Alek closed his eyes and leaned his head back. Every inch that Ethan went down make Alek’s heart thump a little harder.”

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