A Very, Very Bad Thing

A Very, Very Bad Thing

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From the author of Drag Teen, a startling novel about the complexities of identity -- and of truth.

Marley doesn't just want to be labeled The Gay Kid, but he doesn't have much else going on. He doesn't have any hobbies. Or interests. He's the only kid he knows without a passion . . . until Christopher comes to town. He's smart, cute, gay, and . . . the son of the country's most famous, most bigoted television evangelist.

Marley and Christopher immediately spark -- and become inseparable. For a month, it's heaven. Then Christopher's parents send him to a Pray Away the Gay program, which leads to even worse things. Hurt and outraged, Marley tells a very big lie -- and then has to navigate its repercussions.

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Title:A Very, Very Bad Thing
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781338118421
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  • Peter Monn

    Omg this book! So powerful, so profound and so important. I’ll be posting my full review on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

  • Elise (thebookishactress on wordpress)

    I feel bad about giving a review like this on a book with no reviews so far. This is just a personal opinion, and I'd really recommend not going entirely off what I've said. Try it for yourself if you...

  • Rick

    Listened to the audiobook, read by the author, Jeffery Self. Loved this story....

  • Ali K

    I received this book as a giveaway. This was a book that hit all of the emotions....

  • Liyah Smith

    I really enjoyed taking the time to read this book. It was pretty amazing for me. I loved how it created the scene of teens, high school, etc. I was really engaged with the character, almost as if he ...

  • Caroline Fosse

    A Very, Very Bad Thing follows Marley who doesn’t want to be labeled «the gay kid», but feels like he doesn’t really have much else going on, no hobbies and no interest. That is, until Christoph...

  • Barbara

    This book explores the age-old question of whether the end justifies the means through the actions of one member of a couple. Marley lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with his parents. He and hi...

  • Gerard Villegas

    Oh gurl! I'm so disappointed by this ARC, especially since I loved Jeffrey Self's previous YA Drag Teen. Here he is trying too hard to do a teen version of the indie documentary Bridegroom. You know ...

  • Andrew

    **I read an ARC of this book I received through work** 3.5 stars. I've been a longtime follower on twitter of Jeffery Self and own a couple of his other books, intending to get to them, but just have...

  • Niki

    Such a powerful, important book... that also made me laugh of loud! Jeffery Self's humour shines through in his witty writing style. So, as he is sharing this important message about diversity, accept...