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This book made my teenage life seem insignificant The book is basically about Jack and the different problems he has to deal with through his teenage life The major problem he deals with is his fathers homosexuality He struggles with the acceptance of this fact along with his friend Maggie This is all happening while hes still struggling to deal with his parents divorce and accepting his mothers new boyfriend Jack is constantly looking for a father figure in the book because he cant seem to accept his fathers sexuality preference completely and he cant seem to accept his mothers new boyfriend The major issue in this book was his about Jack dealing with the normal problems a teenager has then he finds out his father is a homosexual which just seems to complicate things more He has to learn to deal with this problem by himself He comes to realize that this shouldnt be a problem he has to deal with He cant change the way his father is and he shouldnt try he should accept that this is the way his father is happy I think in the end of the book he realized this The possible reason that Jack had such a hard time accepting his fathers new life was because he felt he had no father figure At the end of the book he takes a walk to the basketball courts he has a love for basketball and think about life in general He seems to comes to the realization that its time for him to grow up and become independent and if his father isnt there or his mother isnt available he can learn how to deal with the things by himself In his own words he states Im not trying to say that families are for shit or anything but stuff was changing and I knew it and I felt good about knowing because it seemed like
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