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Common Sense Media says

Gay Christian teen struggles with sexuality, religion.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byzyahpapaya December 31, 2010
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14
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AWESOME book, read it and other Alex Sanchez books!!!

This book was amazing! It teaches so much about stuggles gay teens, and people in general, face. Alex Sanchez's writing is GREAT. if you enjoyed reading this or you are interested in the topic: homosexuality, and finding out who you are, read "Rainbow Boys" by Alex Sanchez, and the rests of the Rainbow series!
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 9 years old February 16, 2009
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13
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One of the Best Books I've Read

Although this book has some 'liffy' parts I think it would be a fairly good book for all young men to read because it talks about whether or not a person can truly be both gay and Christian. Things in the book which may not be appropriate for kids are: A young man looks up pron on the internet(Both gay and straight). A young woman(mid-late teens) tries to part her boyfriend's hand up her shirt while they are kissing, but he stops her. And there is some anti-gay name calling.
Parent of a 3, 4, 8, 9, and 14 year old Written bycheatara March 23, 2012
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11
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A great coming of age novel!

It's a great coming out book, it lets kids see the bible from a different interpretation and points out very clearly that you can be both christian and gay. This is a book I've put away until my kids (ages 2, 4, 8 and 9) are slightly older.
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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byj-the-fanboy January 4, 2014
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13
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A Good Book For Gay Christian Teens and Their Guardians

The God Box is a truly noteworthy title in LGBT teen fiction. It captures much of the indecision, confusion, and fear that comes with being gay and Christian. It is a good read for gay teens who are religious, and their religious leaders and parents. I strongly suggest this book for anyone who is in or has friends/relatives in the LGBT community. I would rate this as an "ON" for kids 13 and up because chances are, the kids have already done what Pablo did in the book- they've probably kisses, and watched porn, and held hands at the movies. A common age that kids question their sexuality at is 13, so this is why I would recommend this book so.
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Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing