What I wouldn’t have given to have even a few of the incredible young adult, coming of age, coming out books available when I was a teenager. When I was a teen, the only thing there was to read was Gordon Merrick’s The Lord Won’t Mind and John Rechy’s City of Night. Both are good books in their own way, but I was a teenager. I wanted someone to simply answer the basic questions and tell me that I was not alone, that I was not the only one but was rather one of a very large family that was absolutely everywhere. It gives me tremendous pleasure to see some of the great books coming on the market today for gay teens and young adults. Read, enjoy, feel the arms of the great family wrapping around you in support.