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March 1st, 2007

Misleading Covers



Doesn't this cover just say 'gay porn' to you? The guy totally has Fuck-Me-I'm-Gay-and-Torn-Up-About-It-Eyes.

It's a young adult novel, however, and on the HSC list. I saw it last night and was told, in no uncertain terms, that it was not about gay love, which I thought was a complete misrepresentation of this cover and the title Raw.* This is what the back cover of the book said:

Sixteen year old Brett Dalton is a tough guy: hardened, angry, uncaring and always ready to use his fists. That's how he gets into trouble. When the world hates you, you might as well hate back. But when Brett is nabbed by the cops for stealing and sent to a juvenile rehabilitation centre, he's trapped in a grave new world.


Gay. Prison. Porn.

That's why I'd buy this book.




* It should be said that I was told Raw was quite good, and in fact fabulous, and that I should read it. In no uncertain terms.