Great story! I love the characters in this story and I really loved that it taught something you don’t find often in teen books. It teaches that you can love someone from a distance, and you can keep that love alive through the years.
Ethan was awesome, but there were times when he just sounded too old and gave lectures. Yet, he did give some very good advice which was insightful, and I think it's a good part of the story because it will help those who read the book.
Jason was very neat character. He was in a tough position and had a hard life. I loved the parts where he was teaching Ethan to ride. The author was so knowledgeable about horses, it really made that part of the story come alive. I felt I could get on a horse and ride it.
The ending was good but it felt a bit rushed. The only thing in the book I didn’t like was a character. Ethan’s best friend, George. He is a real ass and is not at all supportive of Ethan. I give this book 4 Marbles.~Timmy
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Ethan Tanner is an out and proud, fastidious, and fashionable sixteen-year-old vegetarian who likes theater and musicals. This year, it’s his sister's turn to pick the vacation destination, so he ends up on a dude ranch he knows he is going to hate. What with the dirt, animals, and germs, he can’t possibly be happy.
Jason McCoy is the closeted sixteen-year-old son of the ranch owners and is trying to find his place in a world that doesn't seem to fit him. He takes an interest in Ethan, shows him around, and gets him to ride a horse. When he invites Ethan camping, Ethan thinks Jason must be joking. But Ethan takes a risk, and the two boys bond under the stars.
After that, Ethan and Jason are inseparable. Their friendship grows into something deeper as they begin to figure out what they want from life. But Ethan’s home is in Chicago, and the distance might be more than the two teenagers—and their blossoming relationship—can withstand