Thursday, March 1, 2012

MARCH: Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

Star quarterback Bobby Framingham, one of the most talented high school football players in California, knows he’s different from his teammates. They’re like brothers, but they don’t know one essential thing: Bobby is gay. Can he still be one of the guys and be honest about who he is? When he’s outed against his will by a student reporter, Bobby must find a way to earn back his teammates’ trust and accept that his path to success might be more public, and more difficult, than he’d hoped. An affecting novel about identity that also delivers great sportswriting.
Published by: Dutton Juvenile
Year of Publication: 2008
Number of pages: 272


  1. I really enjoyed this- perhaps a little bit fairytale like how accepting most people are when Bobby comes out but it’s a great twist on the High School coming out story.

    The only thing that made it a less than enjoyable read is that being English I don’t know a thing about American Football, so had to keep looking stuff up!

  2. Ok, I’ve had this book on my wish list since Christmas. Apparently I needed a little more motivation and making the book the March selection was just enough to push me to click the Buy Now button. Comments to follow…