Published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers on August 25, 2022
Genres: RELIGION / Christianity / General, Young Adult Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / LGBTQ, Young Adult Nonfiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Social Topics, Young Adult Nonfiction / LGBTQ
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Is it possible to be gay and Christian?
Stacey loves being a Christian. Her best friends are also her church friends. Her favorite place on earth is Bible camp every summer. And she talks to God like they are old friends.
But one summer, she meets a girl who turns everything upside down. Is this feeling she has for her more than just friendship? Could it be a crush? Filled with dread, Stacey embarks on a journey to discover what it means to be gay, whether it is possible to change, and how to reconcile her identity with her faith. Will it even be possible?
In this young-adult illustrated memoir, Stacey Chomiak tells the true story of her teenage and young-adult years: of heartbreak, family conflict, trying to become ex-gay, wrestling with her faith, and finding love. Uncovering happiness and joy while surrounded by the loneliness of a world that actively excludes her seems insurmountable. Until she learns to love her full self. Then the possibility of being both gay and Christian seems not just possible, but the best answer of all.
This book is really sad and tough and bittersweet. I read this on audiobook, so regrettably I did not see any of the illustrations. I feel neutral about this book; it wasn’t really for me. The narrator is very good though. Three stars.