So hard to say

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Frederick is the shy new boy, and Xio is the bubbly chica who lends him a pen on the first day of class. They become fast friends -- but when Xio decides she wants to be more than friends, Frederick isn't so sure. He loves hanging out with Xio and her crew, but he doesn't like her that way. Instead he finds himself thinking more and more about Victor, the captain of the soccer team. But does that mean Frederick's gay? He hopes not -- he sees how everyone makes fun of Iggy, a boy all the other kids think is gay. Frederick has to deal with some tough choices: Even though he is curious about Iggy, he's just started fitting in at his new school, and he doesn't want to lose Xio, his best friend. In So Hard to Say, Alex Sanchez, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking novels Rainbow High and Rainbow Boys, of which School Library Journal said, "It can open eyes and change lives," helps younger readers look at self-discovery, come to terms with being gay, and accept people who are different from them.
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Grouped Work ID 674351d0-23b4-cb41-81a4-891aefa119a3
Grouping Title so hard to say
Grouping Author sanchez alex
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Kreinik, Barrie., Ross, August.
author Sanchez, Alex, 1957-
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display_description Thirteen-year-old Xio, a Mexican American girl, and Frederick, who has just moved to California from Wisconsin, quickly become close friends, but when Xio starts thinking of Frederick as her boyfriend, he must confront his feelings of confusion and face the fear that he might be gay.
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publishDate 2004, 2012
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title_display So hard to say
title_full So hard to say / Alex Sanchez, So hard to say [electronic resource] / Alex Sanchez
title_short So hard to say
topic_facet Homosexuality, Interpersonal relations, Mexican Americans, Schools