Sanchez, Alex. Rainbow High.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

Simon & Schuster. 256p. c2003.0-689-85477-3. $16.95. S

Now in their senior year of high school, the three gay youths we first met in Rainbow Boys are struggling with new issues, Wisecracking, impulsive Nelson, who is "out and outrageous," is being tested for HIV and is dating an HIV-positive guy, to his mother's dismay, Shy Kyle is seeing Jason, and he worries that being accepted to Princeton will mean the end of their relationship; he also must cope with the anti-gay gibes of his fellow swim team members. Meanwhile, popular basketball star Jason has decided to come out to his coach, his teammates, and the public, and becomes a role model of a different kind, but has his college scholarship revoked as a result.

The opening of the novel summarizes the main events of the prequel, so that it's not necessary to have read the first book to...

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