On every other Tuesday, I have a blog post dedicated to an LGBT book, movie, or T.V. show. I hope that a few of my dear readers see this as an opportunity to branch out of their comfort zone and read or watch something new.
This week is a book review!
Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins
Brett Miller is one of the kings of Elkhead High. Everyone knows the kings rule the school. Football stars. Pretty girls. The in-crowd. Brett and his buddies are the tormentors; nobody messes with them. Then Brett meets Zach …”It’s a crush. I’m crushing on a friggin’ guy. That’s sick. And I don’t know what to do about it. … I want these feelings to go away. At the same time, I don’t want them to go away.” And his life is turned inside out. Everything he knows about himself is wrong. And he doesn’t have anywhere to turn for answers. He’s heard the word “bi” before; it has nothing to do with him. But in his gut he knows. And he doesn’t have a clue what to do about it
What I Thought:
Well, I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did, but the main character is just so unlikable! And I was so excited to read a book with a bisexual protagonist too… Brett Miller is a bullyying jerk, the type that you normally see as the “bad guy.” I guess that makes it a bit more interesting once he starts questioning himself, but he’s still just a jerk.
Overall, this book wasn’t completely terrible. I can see some people really connecting with this book and this character, but it just wasn’t for me. This book was a quick, easy read, though, at less than 200 pages, so I didn’t feel like it was a waste of time. I will admit that I would read a sequel in a heartbeat, just to see if Brett gets anymore likable after realizing what a terrible person he’s been to the gay kids at his school. That would be interesting to read.