Jerkbait

Jerkbait

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"Fifteen-year-old Tristan is forced to play caretaker after his twin brother, a closeted gay NHL Draft prospect, attempts suicide, and becomes aware his brother is being stalked by an online predator."--
Publisher: Provo, UT :, Jolly Fish Press,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781631630668
Characteristics: 244 pages ; 21 cm

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shayshortt
Oct 25, 2016

As Robbie and Tristan grow closer, the story begins to take some unusual twists, incorporating some of the tropes of twin fiction. However, the heart of the story rests not in these moments, but in the slow growth of Robbie and Tristan’s new, more honest relationship.
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joywolf83
Oct 03, 2016

Too many themes made it difficult for the main points to stand out.

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You have twins with one narrating both their lives. First twin is jealous of other and is bullied by "older" twin. He is quieter by nature and completely forgotten by the parents. The "older" twin is the hockey jock. However is secretly gay and comes out to protect his brother. The older twin can't handle the stress which no one helps him with so he attempts suicide. Plus the parents are pressing everyone to perform. Plus there are scouts looking to recruit. Plus there are bullies. Plus there is crush. Plus there's a black girl he likes. Plus there is a catfish. Plus there's telepathy. Plus its too much.

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shayshortt
Oct 25, 2016

Twin brothers Robbie and Tristan both play hockey on an elite team for their private high school. But Robbie is the talent, the one who will be eligible for the NHL draft at the end of the school year. It is what their father has been working towards and dreaming of their entire lives. But then Robbie tries to commit suicide and, afraid it will hurt his chances in the draft, their parents refuse to get him help, pretending it was an accident. Suddenly Tristan finds himself sharing a room with his “identical stranger,” charged with watching him at every moment, and preventing another attempt. Saddled with this unimaginable responsibility, Tristan is also trying to throw off his parents expectations, looking beyond hockey to his own dreams of acting on stage.

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shayshortt
Oct 25, 2016

I didn't dream of hockey. I never did. Maybe I would have if I weren’t always compared to Robbie. Instead, I dreamed of a Broadway stage and dancing. Of singing show tunes and making the audience feel. Of being a star, taking the final bow at curtain call.

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