A few years ago, I picked up Bill Konigsberg's Lambda Award-winning novel, Out of the Pocket. If you love football and you love YA lit, this is. Out of the Pocket was a random decision. I'd never heard of the author, but I got an eReader and it was one of the books I could down load from. Q: What is OUT OF THE POCKET? A: For those of you who are new to Bill Konigsberg, OUT OF THE POCKET was my debut novel, released in.
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Can you turn that part of your brain off?
And how do you do it? A sigh of resignation and pent-up rage, if you can believe one might sigh with rage. Maybe it does matter.
This focus on one major plot point allows him to develop Bobby and his relationships with all of the other characters: Because the novel hones in on Bobby's internal and external struggle in regard to his now publicized sexuality, Konigsberg does a wonderful job of making all the characters' interactions out of the pocket bill konigsberg.
Whether it was the homophobia of some of his teammates, his mother's initial shock, or some of his friends' immediate acceptance, all of the reactions felt truthful and well-written. Bobby's voice came across as genuine too.
For those of you new to my books, you may not know that prior to writing fiction I was a sports writer. This background made me uniquely qualified to write a book that gets the football right, as well as the authentic emotions of a closeted athlete.
How has this book not been made a movie? I wonder the same thing.
What does that mean? It means that new material has been added to the book for the new edition. What is clear however, and what readers should take away, is that despite the price, there are great rewards to being who you are.