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by Lee Bantle

  • Author: Lee Bantle
  • ISBN: 0805081224
  • ISBN13: 978-0805081220
  • ePub: 1311 kb | FB2: 1797 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1 edition (May 12, 2009)
  • Pages: 192
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 224
  • Format: mbr lit docx lrf
David Inside Out ePub download

David Inside Out Paperback – April 25, 2017. by Lee Bantle (Author). Bantle describes the teen's emotional roller coaster in such an open and honest manner that readers will feel everything from his anguish to his elation.

David Inside Out Paperback – April 25, 2017. They will be able to understand and relate to David and his quest for self-discovery ―School Library Journal.

David Inside Out book.

Praise for David Inside Out: The writing is meaty and full of well-conceived characterizations, believable plot devices and plenty of wisdom for teens trying to understand themselves. Bantle describes the teen’s emotional roller coaster in such an open and honest manner that readers will feel everything from his anguish to his elation.

About Lee Bantle: I live in Park Slope, Brooklyn in a sunny apartment where I do my writing. Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Lee Bantle's books. Lee Bantle’s Followers (12). I live in Park Slope, Brooklyn in a sunny apartment where I do my writing. I set David Inside Out in Minneapolis, Minnesota where I grew up and went to college.

David Inside Out. David Dahlgren, a high-school senior, finds solace in running with the track . David Dahlgren, a high-school senior, finds solace in running with the track team; he’s a fast runner, and he enjoys the camaraderie. But team events become a source of tension when he develops a crush on one of his teammates, Sean.

Henry Holt and Company (BYR), 13 сент. This was one of the first GLBT books I read. David is a track star who has feelings for Sean, another track star. He’s not ready for these feelings however and does his best to change his feelings.

David Dahlgren, a high-school senior, finds solace in running with the track team; he’s a fast runner, and he enjoys the camaraderie

David Dahlgren, a high-school senior, finds solace in running with the track team; he's a fast runner, and he enjoys the camaraderie.

Time moves quickly in Bantle's first novel for teens-perhaps a little too quickly-leaving little time for the emotions . The short chapters function more as vignettes in David's coming-out process than as parts of a complete novel.

Time moves quickly in Bantle's first novel for teens-perhaps a little too quickly-leaving little time for the emotions that overwhelm David to sink into readers' minds. However, the writing is meaty and full of well-conceived characterizations, believable plot devices and plenty of wisdom for teens trying to understand themselves. The relationships are obviously strong and fully formed-just not on paper.

David Dahlgren, a high-school senior, finds solace in running with the track team; he's a fast runner, and he enjoys the camaraderie. But team events become a source of tension when he develops a crush on one of his teammates, Sean. Scared to admit his feelings, David does everything he can to suppress them: he dates a girl, keeps his distance from his best friend who has become openly gay, and snaps a rubber band on his wrist every time he has "inappropriate" urges. Before long, Sean expresses the thoughts David has been trying to hide, and everything changes for the better. Or so it seems.

In this thoughtful yet searing coming-of-age novel, Lee Bantle offers a raw, honest, and incredibly compelling account of a teenager who learns to accept himself for who he is.

Dranar
David is a high school junior from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He's a runner for the high school track team. He goes to a private, parochial school on scholarship. David's best friend since elementary school is a boy named Eddie. Eddie is openly gay and trying to start a gay/straight alliance group in the school. This embarrasses David, even though he secretly harbors a crush on his track teammate Sean.

David's guilt over his growing attraction to Sean leads him to take drastic measures. He distances himself from his best friend Eddie, and he crudely attempts to use aversive therapy on himself, snapping himself painfully with a rubber band every time he has an inappropriate homosexual thought. He also attempts to advance physically with his girlfriend Kick (Katherine).

When Sean propositions David and the two become intimate with one another, it sets David's world on end. Not only does he become all the more obsessed with Sean, but he begins to question his own identity. He seeks help from a gay teen telephone hotline.

Ultimately David must choose whether to remain closeted while living a lie or to be honest with himself, his family, and his friends.

David Inside Out is a classic coming-out, coming-of-age story. It is a quick read, but very captivating. Written with emotion and humor, it is both believable and meaningful. It's poignant message drills into the heart of the reader, leaving them yearning for more.

Not only is the book a great addition to any young adult library, but it is an enjoyable and entertaining story for more mature readers as well. It's a heartwarming, unpretentious, and touching story about self discovery and acceptance. I highly recommend it.
Yalone
Loved this story. There is movie potential here. Great teaching moments that I think would be helpful for any teen "coming out" .
in waiting
I didn't find anything in David Lee's David Inside Out. It was interesting enough to read from end to end, but I do believe there are better novels you can get in the genre. One of the first things I have to gripe on is how short the book is. The book is only 192 pages long. I believe the author could have made a better attempt to string out the story a little bit. Upon reading the first half of the book I noticed it was very dialect centric. I personally think this book could have been amazing if more attention was spent on describing characters, settings, and feelings more accurately. In the same breath though, I did feel in the middle of the conversations during dialogue moments. I wouldn't call this a bad book but it really isn't too great of a book either. Characters are accurately depicted and makes the book feel real. This book was blunt in what it was supposed to do, and for that its nice.

Final Statement: It would be best to find a more quality book and one that occupies more of your time. I finished David Inside Out within three hours.
Sharpbrew
I think David Inside Out was great book for young people. Talks a bit about the complications of relationships, especially for the high school aged crowd. The only reason I did not give this book 5 stars was because there are a lot of sexual escapades and there is no hint of consequence. None of the characters in the book seem to think sex is a big deal, except when David has sex with a girl for the first time. Even then, it seems without emotion and there is no talk of the dangers associated with unprotected sex or sex with multiple partners. If you are using this book for the high school aged crowd, have an open conversation about the impact unprotected sex with mulitple partners may have on a community. Otherwise, this story was great and gives us a peek into the complicated lives of young queer and questioning men! We need more stories that are realistic and straightforward.
Siatanni
I was excited to read this book. I, like the main character, am a 17 year old, bisexual male, on the track team, living in a small town with my mother, having a dysfunctional sexual relationship with my best guy friend, all secret from my girl friend.
That being said, i expected this book to wrap up my life struggles and spew out the up and down emotions i feel. A type of 3rd person self-medication. I really had high hopes.

A previous customer wrote:
" I personally think this book could have been amazing if more attention was spent on describing characters, settings, and feelings more accurately."

I couldn't agree more with them. The book was a good, coming-out, teen read. It was a quick read and had some lustful PG-13 scenes. I just feel it lacked a lot of substance. If you are looking for a nice read this is for you. If you are looking for a book you can dive into and live the emotions and story of the book; go elsewhere.
Perdana
David Inside Out stands out in the best of ways from other coming out stories, with relatable characters that feel genuine and believable. Every character is well developed and it can be seen that there is often deeper meaning behind many of their actions. Bantle shows that he can make the issue of coming out as gay relatable to anyone by posing the question: How can you be happy if you don't know who you are? 10/10!
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