The Side Door

Jan Donley

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The Side Door

The Side Door On her first day of high school fifteen year old Melrose Bird a k a Mel sees a woman on a park bench staring at Drift High School where her teenage son Alex Weber died five years ago Alex Weber s

  • Title: The Side Door
  • Author: Jan Donley
  • ISBN: 9781935226123
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • On her first day of high school, fifteen year old Melrose Bird, a.k.a Mel, sees a woman on a park bench staring at Drift High School where her teenage son, Alex Weber, died five years ago.Alex Weber s death has never been discussed in the town or at the school But Mel and her best friend Frank become obsessed with Alex s grave and consumed by the why of his suicide WhenOn her first day of high school, fifteen year old Melrose Bird, a.k.a Mel, sees a woman on a park bench staring at Drift High School where her teenage son, Alex Weber, died five years ago.Alex Weber s death has never been discussed in the town or at the school But Mel and her best friend Frank become obsessed with Alex s grave and consumed by the why of his suicide When Mel happens upon a pair of Alex s cargo pants, she takes them And what she finds inside the pockets brings into focus the story of Alex s brief life and his death.Determined to pressure the school and the town into recognizing why Alex died, Mel embarks on a journey and confronts a world of adult secrecy and deception Mel also contends with a peer group who greet Mel s assertion of her identity her buzz cut and the pants she wears by scrawling DYKE across her locker.But anyone who thinks Mel Bird will retreat from disapproval or opposition is badly mistaken.

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    1. Jessika on said:

      I went through all sort of emotions reading this book. 20 years ago I might have had a different opinion and reaction towards someone close to me coming out as gay, lesbian or bisexual or transgender. These days I have a different vision and a different opinion about it. I see people who are desperate to be authentic in a world where being authentic is frown upon. They are courageous, beautiful and just like any of us don't want to feel alone. Secrets are dangerous and like one of the characters [...]

    2. Leslie Salley on said:

      I read this aloud to Witt Salley when he was in a coma, and when I finished, I was at Thai Spice, across from the hospital, waiting for my friends to join me. Tears were pooling in my eyes, and JF came in, sat down, saw me crying and (naturally) assumed I was upset about Witt. I was, really, but I was also upset about this novel. It's a great story of putting together the pieces of a mystery while dealing with the constant reminder that being who we are is such a challenge when it isn't who ever [...]

    3. Byron on said:

      Jan Donley has written a gorgeous story about find yourself, accepting yourself, accepting others and standing up for what's right - all when your a teenager. I hope that this book is added to reading list's and librarys around the world so that people can see the talent that is displayed in the clever characters created. This book shared equal top place in my 2010 reading.

    4. Allie Saraceni on said:

      This book is very interesting. Its about a guy girl and boy in high school trying to find more about a suicide of a boy who killed himself at the park across the street a few years earlier. The book is very suspenseful and will keep you guessing.

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