Year: 1997 Source: AAS Newslink, v.23, no.2, (Summer 1997), p.16-17 SIEC No: 20030651

This review favorably describes Aarons’ book which presents the story of 20-year-old Bobby Griffith, who died by suicide. The reviewer notes the delicate & candid nature with which Aarons analyzes the young man’s homosexuality & the resulting conflict with his conservative & religious mother. It is cited that this book is the right balance between conveying empathy & understanding for Mary’s loss, & calling attention to the unacceptable & harmful practice of rejecting individuals based on sexual orientation. (1 ref) (SC)