- Book Title: Lost Boys Academy #1: Orientation
- Author: Aaron Ferrara
- Publisher: SelfPub (March 31, 2015)
- Book Length: 62 pages
- Genre: Gay, Gay Conversion, Series, Young Adult
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: April 2, 2015
This was a quick read and a great set up. The title is very appropriate as it orients the reader to the characters and it showed the orientation process for new boys in the Academy as shown through Marvin. Lost Boys academy is a “Gay Conversion” camp set up in a remodeled hotel. Grrrr, I know just the thought of a place like that makes my skin crawl. I’m going to rely on the good judgement of the Author to navigate us through.
There are 5 boys that we are introduced to. I like the way the author combined the present with the past. The flashbacks were used to give the reader the “why”, the reason that this character was at the Academy. This sort of surprised me a bit, the characters all seem to be in age between 18-20, so what would get an adult to agree to something as horrific as “Gay Conversion”? There you have your story lines.
Along with the 5 young men we have the counselor, Mr. Pierce. Mr. Pierce is a “shining example of gay conversion”, we don’t get to know much about him in “Orientation” but we do catch just a glimpse of where his story may go in the following books.
Like I stated at the beginning this is a quick light read. The author has intrigued me enough, through his writing and characterizations to continue with the Lost Boys Academy.
The Book Description:
The academy for young men who have lost their way…
Follow the stories of the gay young men who are spending their summer at the controversial Lost Boys Academy – a higher learning institute with one mission: rehabilitate those who have succumbed to homosexuality.
Devilishly handsome troublemaker Jake Parker is never one to turn down a bet, but the stakes are high when he is challenged to seduce the one person that can get him kicked out of the academy.
The inseparable Kyle and Alex have been dating since sophomore year of high school, but will their relationship be able to survive throughout the constant temptation of living in a dorm filled with other ‘rehabilitating’ guys their age?
Mason the wallflower – devout Catholic, never one to stir up the pot. But his religion comes into question numerously as he is surrounded by varying degrees of sin.
James, usually seen as the voice of reason, has a few demons of his own to conquer…
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