Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Steinhofel, Andreas.
New York : Delacorte, 2005
ISBN 038572943X
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Being 17 is rarely an easy year for anyone,  But for Phil, this will be a particularly rough year.  His family has never been what you would call, normal.  His mother arrived in this small German town as a pregnant teenager, all alone.  The identity of Phil's father has never been discussed.  Phil and his twin sister have always felt left out both at home and at school.  Phil has recently come out to his mother and told her that he is gay.  She totally accepts him but has her own life going on which includes one man after another.  Phil doesn't want the world to know about him.  Even when he falls head over heels in love with Nicolas.  And his emotionally distant sister cannot communicate with their mother.  Can this family come together and become a functional family?
SUBJECTS:     Coming of age -- Fiction.
                        Homosexuality -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Germany -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Germany -- Fiction.
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