elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Sparkle: The Queerest Book You'll Ever Love by Rob Rosen

In common with almost all the other novels I read by Rosen, Sparkle focuses more on the friendship than the romance, like the author wanted to highlight that, even if the quest for the perfect romance is something that everyone is undertaking, the real important thing is to have a best friend by your side. There is strong sense of community, the clear message that, most of these young boys may have lost their native family, but they have now a new, and more supporting family, the one made by their friends.

Sparkle is that friend to Secret. They are extremely young, 22 and 21 years old, and with the world in front of them. Secret is the new boy in town, innocent and naïve, and Sparkle will take him under his wing. Sparkle is the like Harold of The Boys in the Band, like the cricket of Pinocchio, the one you may not like, but who always tells you the truth.

If I have to be sincere, I would have liked for Sparkle and Secret to be together, and why not, maybe when they will be 30 or 40 years old, they will realize they have already spent so much life together, that at this point they can make it permanent, but now is not yet the time for them. As I said, this is a story of friendship and not love, and while at the beginning Sparkle is in hospital and the reader doesn’t know who put him there, that even is not the main focus of the story; through Secret’s words we will have the chance to meet Sparkle, and with him their circle of friends, the goods and the bads of this circle, you can judge them, you can love them, you can cheer for them or wanting to teach them a lessons, because, sometime they are like kids misbehaving.

Amazon: Sparkle: The Queerest Book You'll Ever Love
Amazon Kindle: Sparkle: The Queerest Book You'll Ever Love
Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: Fierce Publishing (June 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983767807
ISBN-13: 978-0983767800

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Tags: author: rob rosen, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: friends benefits

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