[EPUB] (The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren)

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The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren review Ú 0 This is an alternate cover edition for 9780996713504 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards 1st Place Winner LGBT YA Fiction2016 Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner2015 New England Book Festival 2nd Place Gay Fiction2015 Los Angeles Book Festival Honorable Mention Young Adult FictionCame out of the closet by accident CheckSent off to a pray away the gay school Mi. I have to confess I read one of the very very very first drafts of this book from what I understood there were several and I very much enjoyed it However I enjoyed the final version even Blaize Trales yes that s his real name is a gay teen in a small town This is not an idyllic situation After a series of unfortunate events Blaize is sent off to Sanctuary Preparatory Academy one of THOSE schools But as it turns out life at Sanctuary is anything but ordinary and far from what Blaize expects I don t want to give away any spoilers because one of my favorite things about Cody Wagner s writing style is his keen voice and his knack for surprising his readers in the best way possible The first time I read this book I thought I was going to be reading a run of the mill coming of age LGBT YA book You know one of those feel good novels about love and self acceptance but that get kind of boring after a while Like Blaize reading The Gay Teen s Guide to Defeating a Siren was nothing like I expected There s adventure comedy friendship and best of all Supernatural Mythology in a Modern Day World Not your average coming of age YA book by a long shot The best part is that now that I ve finished the book I m dying to know what happens next I need to know who this Siren is how she works and why she s targeting specific groups I also really want to know if Blaize will end up with the guy I want him to end up with but that might just be me being a girl who can t resist a bit of romance Well done Cody Your debut is a triumph

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The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren review Ú 0 Serable checkShenanigans ensued Mega uadruple checkBlaize Trales’s world falls apart when he’s dragged to Sanctuary Preparatory Academy a boarding school that claims to fix gay teens The place sucks so much they even serve food like “Cleansing Corn” Blaize’s misguided parents eat it up and hand him over for brainwashingBut things at Sanctuary aren’t. So this was a fun read When looking at the title you d probably assume it was full of fantasy but to be fair for the most part this book was just about a bunch of kids living and learning at a private schoolSo when Blaize accidentally comes out to his super religious parents they send him to a conversion camp only when he gets there he realises it isn t a camp to convert it s a camp to protect A safe haven for gay kids who s family would want to send them away to fix themThere are a couple of side characters who all have their own personality and some random but fun plot points like The Pumpkin What I didn t like Although I did enjoy just the normality of going to school and having friends I would have liked the whole Siren plot to be a little constant throughout or at least take centre or side stage a bit earlier on For 90% of this book it read like a normal middle grade contemporary but with a title as fantastic as The Gay Teen s Guide To Defeating A Siren i would have liked to see a bit magical realismWhat I did like The introduction was done really well and left you guessing about what this story is going to be Everything seems a bit sinister and you don t know what things you should be wary of and what things are purposefully being shown as negative I enjoyed all of the main gang they all had their own personalities but managed to mesh well together I liked that we saw some plot points that weren t just your regular school highlights like the aforementioned pumpkin plot the random gift givings and workout sessions The bits of fantastical information we did learn were intriguing and are sure to unfold a lot in book two The ending was great I totally wasn t expecting certain things to happen so when they did it was a bit of a no way moment

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The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren review Ú 0 What they appear Blaize soon discovers the school’s antics are all a lie They’re also at war with an ancient enemy Between surviving bullies rescuing students from mysterious attacks and passing algebra Blaize’s life is going to get out of control crazyAnd freaking dangerousLucky for Blaize he wields the ultimate weapon being gay And he’s pretty good at. 40 of 5 stars Light Hearted Gay Friendly Twist on Conversion TherapyI love gay YA and supernatural tales and this had a wonderful whimsical even symbolic storyline to go with itI was fooled even though it was in the blurb so not a spoiler here by the opening premise of glbt teens having to get healed only to find out that the institution was a front with a pro glbt agenda the first of several twists And what a humorous twist it was that played in multiple ways But there was still the reality of teenagers in high school and Cody Wagner did a good job of weaving that into the mix in a credible way Then there was the delight of finding out about a supernatural enemy which added nicely as a mystery to build up tension And underlaying this was some hidden symbolism and I may have read too much into it but that was where the story took me at leastAlong the way I met the MC who was a good guy with a kind heart but sometimes as teens a prone to be a little self centered and not overly perceptive of or sensitive to others But I gave him points for how his genuine spunk and courage carried him through including admitting to and apologizing for his mistakes The cast of other characters were also nicely drawn and generally likable with others not so much so but again that was a good reality However it fell short for me by being a bit naive or PG Just as one instance there was a bit of a whitewash about what and how often teenage boys think about sex This and other things could have been included in a pc way and still fit realistically and logically into the plot And the supernatural subplot was a bit simple at least in this debut of the series When it surfaced I was hoping for a richer subtext but I also realize it would have been difficult to still keep it of an unknown mystery at this pointProbably the biggest disappointment was that it was only part 1 I wasn t expecting that if it was there I didn t pick that up in the promo And even if it was just part 1 it still left me hanging than some other part 1 s It didn t have a nice resolution even for this part of the story to leave me satisfied Ultimately while I wanted a final resolution at the end I was ok with the uest continuingSo overall this was an enjoyable tale of glbt high school adventure with a humorous as well as a supernatural twist and some underlying meanings


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    [EPUB] (The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren) The key to survival isbeing gay At least it is in Book 1 of The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a SirenFourteen year old Blaize Trales yep doesn’t want anyone in his tiny Texas town including his parents to know he’s gay But when he inadvertently outs himself his parents immediately pack him up and send him to Sanctuary Preparatory Academy a school that promises to “heal” gay teensAs if trying to be “he

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    free download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Cody Wagner Cody Wagner ê 0 read [EPUB] (The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren) Wagner's book which is apparently the first in a series is what happens when you combine the plotbunnies of What if one of those gay conversion therapy camps was scamming the parents and all the kids inside got to grow up in a secret supportive environment instead? and What if Hogwarts had ueer students? The similarities to the Harry Potter books jumped out at me right away the principal is an appealing fatherly figur

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    [EPUB] (The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren) I have to confess I read one of the very very very first drafts of this book from what I understood there were several and

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    Cody Wagner ê 0 read free download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Cody Wagner review The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren This book is not good

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    free download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Cody Wagner [EPUB] (The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren) So this was a fun read When looking at the title you'd probably assume it was full of fantasy but to be fair for the most part this book was just about a bunch of kids living and learning at a private schoolSo when Blaize accidentally comes out to his super religious parents they send him to a conversion camp only when he gets there he realises it isn't a camp to convert it's a camp to protect A safe haven fo

  6. says: review The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren Cody Wagner ê 0 read free download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Cody Wagner

    [EPUB] (The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren) Cody Wagner ê 0 read I've never read a book in the GayLesbian category before and when I learned that the story was mainly about teens and preteens I wasn't sure what to expect What I got was a magnificent story about teenage angst awkwardness and friendship Yes the fact that most of the characters were gay was the main theme of the book but the story wasn't really about that specifically It wasn't that they were homosexual it w

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    [EPUB] (The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren) I didn't expect that this novel would be fantasy instead I thought this novel was a contemporary genre I just found out that this novel is fantasy in part towards the ending I don't read the synopsis But the story is great

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    [EPUB] (The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren) I'm not exactly the target audience for this book so I'm not sure my review is going to be the most valuable It was kind of a mixed bag for me I think the writing was pretty decent throughout most of the book but it sometimes went a bit too far over the top and I ended up cringing at the most inappropriate moments I didn't like the ending at all It felt way too seuel baity for my taste

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    review The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren Cody Wagner ê 0 read [EPUB] (The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren) 40 of 5 stars – Light Hearted Gay Friendly Twist on Conversion TherapyI love gay YA and supernatural tales and this had a wonderful whimsical even symbolic storyline to go with itI was fooled even though it was in the blurb so not a spoiler here by the opening premise of glbt teens having to get healed only to find out that the institution was a front with a pro glbt agenda the first of several twists And wha

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    [EPUB] (The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren) The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren was a fun glbt YA story with a wink wink nudge nudge and a slight supernatural twist I had fun with the author about his inside joke of the main setting appearing to be a healing cen

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  • The Gay Teen's Guide to Defeating a Siren
  • Cody Wagner
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  • 06 January 2020
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