Fourteen /Published by : Simon & Schuster (Australia), (Cammeray, NSW :) , 2020 Physical details: x, 305 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781760851088 (pbk.); 1760851086 (pbk.).
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"My year of darkness, and the light that followed"--Cover.
This is a story about my fourteenth year of life as a gay kid at an all-boys rugby-mad Catholic school in regional Queensland. It was a year in which I started to discover who I was, and deeply hated what was revealed. It was a year in which I had my first crush and first devastating heartbreak. It was a year of torment, bullying and betrayal ? not just at the hands of my peers, but by adults who were meant to protect me. And it was a year that almost ended tragically. I found solace in writing and my budding journalism; in a close-knit group of friends, all growing up too quickly together; and in the fierce protection of family and a mother?s unconditional love. These were moments of light and hilarity that kept me going. As much as Fourteen is a chronicle of the enormous struggle and adversity I endured, and the shocking consequences of it all, it?s also a tale of survival. Because I did survive.