Not forthright, not for kids under 12!
This book is not for the age specified. It targets grades 2-4, which is crazy. It shows students sneaking backstage to make out. Girl/ boy crushes, boy/ boy crushes , boys coming out as gay, and boys kissing each other ( albeit in the play). I was not prepared to answer the questions that my 3rd grader asked me ( after she read this book) regarding sexuality and kissing at school.
For me, this is not about someone being gay or not, I have plenty of gay friends. This is about promoting sexual behaviors in school to kids who are not ready for this kind of information. Even my gay friends agree.
In closing, if you have ....
1. Gone over the birds and the bees with your child to include LGBTQ topics.
2. Read the book yourself.
3. Talked to your child before and after they read it .
...then go for it. If you skip any of the steps, I would not bother.