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Caught in the Crossfire (Crossfire, #1) Two boys at Bible camp one forbidden love.That is the dilemma sixteen year old Jonathan Cooper faces when he goes away to Spirit Lake Bible Camp, an oasis for teen believers situated along Minnesota s rugged north shore He is expecting a summer of mosquito bites, bonfires with s s, and photography classes with Simon, his favorite counselor, who always helps Jonathan see his life in perfect focus.What he isn t expecting is Ian McGuire, a new camper who openly argues against phrases like pray the gay away Ian is certain of many things, including what could happen between them if only Jonathan could surrender to his feelings Jonathan, however, tosses in a storm of indecision between his belief in God and his inability to stay away from Ian When a real storm hits and Ian is lost in it, Jonathan is forced to make a public decision that changes his life. Best Read [ Caught in the Crossfire (Crossfire, #1) ] author [ Juliann Rich ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Best books we read Juliann Rich Þ Caught in the Crossfire (Crossfire, #1)µ young adult contemporary ☆ Reading – groundhogwalking.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Caught in the Crossfire (Crossfire, #1)
  • Juliann Rich
  • 07 March 2017
  • 1626390703

    15 thoughts on “Best books we read Juliann Rich Þ Caught in the Crossfire (Crossfire, #1)µ young adult contemporary ☆ Reading – groundhogwalking.co.uk

  1. Loved, loved, loved this book Wish it had been out when I first came out Would have made talking to Mom and Dad much easier Also, I wish Jonathan and Ian were real and could study photography writing at UCLA Pretty sure we d have some kickass times together.

  2. This is a phenomenal book I think that parents should read this book so they can begin to understand what their children may be going through Juliann Rich tackles a hard topic with such realism and beauty it makes you truly be with the characters and see and feel what they are going through I think this should be given to parents, teens and even dare I say Sunday school teachers and some ministers so they can see the struggles teens or anyone for that matter goes through when they are coming This is a phenomenal book I think that parents should read this book so they can begin to understand what their children may be going through Juliann Rich tackles a hard topic with such realism and beauty it makes you truly be with the characters and see and feel what they are going through I think this should be given to parents, teens and even dare I say Sunday school teachers and some ministers so they can see the struggles teens or anyone for that matter goes through when they are coming to terms with their body, who they are attracted to and how it may conflict with their beliefs and societal beliefs in their religion.The nuances and richness that Juliann Rich places in this book allow you to see the story in a light that has you understand this young man and his struggles Both young men to be honest Jonathan is a christian boy who has always done as expected of him A sweet guy who is lost He is trying to...

  3. I received this book from Bold Strokes Books at Netgalley So thank you very much When I received this book from netgalley to review, I was interested a bit in the summary otherwise I wasn t so sure I would love this book It is only after I cracked open the novel that I realized I was completely wrong on my assumption, and instead fell for the plot line given With all honesty, the young adult novel, Caught In The Crossfire , has opened my eyes and mind to stories that revolve around camps an I received this book from Bold Strokes Books at Netgalley So thank you very much When I received this book from netgalley to review, I was interested a bit in the summary otherwise I wasn t so sure I would love this book It is only after I cracked open the novel that I realized I was completely wrong on my assumption, and instead fell for the plot line given With all honesty, the young adult novel, Caught In The Crossfire , has opened my eyes and mind to stories that revolve around camps and the adventures that may occur The setting is placed in a bible camp, and from the summary, ...

  4. I was lucky enough to receive the ARC for Caught in the Crossfire, and I devoured it in one sitting With Minnesota s rugged and mysterious North Shore as the setting, Juliann Rich sets the tone for her debut novel An honest, heartbreaking, and beautiful story about first love, readers will immediately fall for golden boy, Jonathan, and, at the same time, be drawn to Ian s wild ways The relationship that follows is sweet, awkward, frustrating, and downright steamy at times You ll be rooting fo I was lucky enough to receive the ARC for Caught in the Crossfire, and I devoured it in one sitting With Minnesota s rugged and mysterious North Shore as the setting, Juliann Rich sets the tone for her debut novel An honest, heartbreaking, and beautiful story about first love, readers will immediately fall for golden ...

  5. Review first published at GayYA.orgJuliann Rich s debut novel Caught in the Crossfire is a new and much needed story in Gay YA literature.The book is about a gay teen who is a devout Christian, and struggling to reconcile those two things We first meet Jonathan at the beginning of a month long bible camp At the beginning of the story, Jonathan is aware of his feelings for guys, but not too eager to try and understand them We re also introduced to Ian, the love interest, quite early Ian, we l Review first published at GayYA.orgJuliann Rich s debut novel Caught in the Crossfire is a new and much needed story in Gay YA literature.The book is about a gay teen who is a devout Christian, and struggling to reconcile those two things We first meet Jonathan at the beginning of a month long bible camp At the beginning of the story, Jonathan is aware of his feelings for guys, but not too eager to try and understand them We re also introduced to Ian, the love interest, quite early Ian, we learn, is also gay and is muchoutspoken about gay rights The beginning of Jonathan s friendship with Ian is the catalyst to him really discovering his sexuality and forcing him to come to terms with what it means for him and his faith.In a previous post, I mentioned how this book reminded me of fan fiction That is not a diss at all if you look down on fan fiction, you probably have never read a really really good one...

  6. Our world is changing before our eyes For the older generations, they ve seen so many changes it would boggle the mind Growing up, they ve seen racial segregation come to a halt, interracial couples no longer needing to hide their love for one another, interracial marriage, homosexuals being able to walk down the street together and now same sex marriage No, not everyone is accepting of everything I just listed, but basic civil right freedoms being given to all is a step in the right directio Our world is changing before our eyes For the older generations, they ve seen so many changes it would boggle the mind Growing up, they ve seen racial segregation come to a halt, interracial couples no longer needing to hide their love for one another, interracial marriage, homosexuals being able to walk down the street together and now same sex marriage No, not everyone is accepting of everything I just listed, but basic civil right freedoms being given to all is a step in the right direction to bring the prejudices to a halt Knowledge will make you free, change will make you free, ignoring what s before your eyes will only bring you and others pain This is a story about a boy who realizes he s not like the other boys but because of people s prejudices, feels the pain of bein...

  7. I can safely say this is an important book for those still struggling with sexuality because of some belief they really live with Christianity leading the list They ll really feel the pain and anxiety brought by decisions that could really tear them apart.I m pretty sure of this This is written for closeted gay Christians This is to help them, to at least present some Christian views accepting homosexuality And that cause alone deserves a plus star with my supposedly 2 star it s just okay I can safely say this is an important book for those still struggling with sexuality because of some belief they really live with Christianity leading the list They ll really feel the pain and anxiety brought by decisions that could really tear them apart.I m pretty sure of this This is written for closeted gay Christians This is to help them, to at least present some Christian views accepting homosexuality And that cause alone deserves a plus star with my supposedly 2 star it s just okay rating.But the thing is the book does not go beyond what you would expect with such a premise Okay, a story about a closeted gay Christian in a Bible Camp You ll think view spoiler 1 He meets a boy with a loose faith.2 they get attracted to each other.3 the closeted supresses his feelings because it s a sin 4 they still getattracted to each other to the point of doing sensual things even though closeted boy does not want to sin.5 closeted b...

  8. Caught in the Crossfire tells the story of Jonathan Cooper, a sixteen year old who falls in love with a boy at Bible camp, forcing him to come to terms with what lies within his heart, as well as the heart of his faith Yes, it is a story about a teen coming out in an unaccepting environment But it will resonate with anyone who has had to grapple with the fact that his identity differs from what others believe him or want him to be.It is a beautifully and lovingly written book with an authentic Caught in the Crossfire tells the story of Jonathan Cooper, a sixteen year old who falls in love with a boy at Bible camp, forcing him to come to terms with what lies within his heart, as well as the heart of his faith Yes, it is a story about a teen coming out in an unaccepting environment But it will resonate with anyone who has had to grapple with the fact that his identity differs from what others believe him or want him to be.It is a beautifully and lovingly written book with an authentic voice For those who have ever s...

  9. I had the chance to meet Juliann Rich at The Loft Literary Center s Children s and Young Adult literature conference and bought her book because I sat in on one of her panels and found her to be both funny and approachable Let me say, the book does not disappoint Caught in the Crossfire is a wonderful coming of age story about a sixteen year old boy named Jonathan who falls in love with another boy named Ian during summer Bible camp Rich nailed my own memories of summer camp perfectly right d I had the chance to meet Juliann Rich at The Loft Literary Center s Children s and Young Adult literature conference and bought her book because I sat in on one of her panels and found her to be both funny and approachable Let me say, the book does not disappoint Caught in the Crossfire is a wonderful coming of age story about a sixteen year old boy named Jonathan who falls in love with another boy named Ian during summer Bible camp Rich nailed my own memories of summer camp perfectly right down to the sounds of cricket songs at night and the tokens used at the camp canteen Butimportantly, she nailed the experience of not being able to deny who you are for one minuteno matter what the cost might be to your life Ri...

  10. I was intrigued by the premise of this book, a young boy at bible camp tries to reconcile his beliefs with his growing attraction to another boy Unfortunately, the book never lived up to the intrigue of the premise I found the first half boring and skimmed most of it When Jonathan finally acts on his feelings for Ian, the story that enfolds just didn t delve deep enough The characters all felt a little too clich There was everyone I expected to be in a book like this homophobic bible thum I was intrigued by the premise of this book, a young boy at bible camp tries to reconcile his beliefs with his growing attraction to another boy Unfortunately, the book never lived up to the intrigue of the premise I found the first half boring and skimmed most of it When Jonathan finally acts on his feelings for Ian, the story that enfolds just didn t delve deep enough The characters all felt a little too clich There was everyone I expected to be in a book like this homoph...

  11. This was a really difficult read for me Now, before you think that means I didn t enjoy it, let me dispel that illusion completely I think this book is a very strong YA title that definitely has a place in the hands of queer youth who are suffering a crisis of faith from the reality of who they are.Jonathan is an incredibly well developed character He is the son of a devout mother and a marine father a man who, in his words, has seen too much blood to believe He has lived his life as a Chr This was a really difficult read for me Now, before you think that means I didn t enjoy it, let me dispel that illusion completely I think this book is a very strong YA title that definitely has a place in the hands of queer youth who are suffering a crisis of faith from the reality of who they are.Jonathan is an incredibly well developed character He is the son of a devout mother and a marine father a man who, in his words, has seen too much blood to believe He has lived his life as a Christian and come to the same bi...

  12. I received a copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl Caught in the Crossfire delivered for me everything I was hoping for after reading the synopsis The characters were richly developed, the situations were realistic, and the story was a page turner I appreciated the insight into Jonathan s struggle between his faith in God and his attraction to the same gender I can t imagine how difficult that must be when your faith speaks against the very things you re feelin I received a copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl Caught in the Crossfire delivered for me everything I was hoping for after reading the synopsis The characters were richly developed, the situations were realistic, and the story was a page turner I appreciated the insight into Jonathan s struggle between his faith in God and his attraction to the same gender I can t imagine how difficult that must be when your faith speaks against the very things you re feeling I felt Jonathan s awkwardness and confusion as clearly as though I myself were feeling that way, but I also felt his strength, too I yearned for him to accept the way he was feeling but also knew it wasn t going to be easy for him There was guilt and fear of what others would say and how they ...

  13. Read this awhile ago, but realize I never reviewed And GAH guys, this book is so achingly good, the kind you want to run out and tell everyone you know to read Jonathan is just such a REAL kid, you know At every point, Rich could have taken the easy way out, or the saccharin way out, but she always made the REAL choice in the narrative, how confused kids would have really acted in a situation It makes you ACHE for both Jonathan and Ian I think back to my own awkward fumblings with hormonal Read this awhile ago, but realize I never reviewed And GAH guys, this book is so achingly good, the kind you want to run out and tell everyone you know to read Jonathan is just such a REAL kid, you know At every point, Rich could have taken the easy way out, or the saccharin way out, but she always made the REAL choice in the narrative, how confused kids would have really acted in a situation It makes you ACHE for both Jonathan and Ian I think back to my own awkward fumblings with hormonal feelings as a teenager, and then imagine if I had some adult fi...

  14. For now we see through a glass, darkly but then face to face now I know in part but then shall I know even as also I am known 1 Corinthians 13 12 King James Version KJV sixteen year old Jonathan Cooper is back at Spirit Lake Bible Camp with his fellow teen believers he looks forward to enjoying his summer away from home but his plans are steered in a different course when he meets and falls for Ian McGuire, a new camper Jonathan is caught in a crossfire between his feelings for Ian and For now we see through a glass, darkly but then face to face now I know in part but then shall I know even as also I am known 1 Corinthians 13 12 King James Version KJV sixteen year old Jonathan Cooper is back at Spirit Lake Bible Camp with his fellow teen believers he looks forward to enjoying his summer away from home but his plans are steered in a different course when he meets and falls for Ian McGuire, a new camper Jonathan is caught in a crossfire between his feelings for Ian and his belief in God when a storm...

  15. It s hard to think of aawkward setting for a gay love story, but I love it The pray the gay away people completely creep me out I can t imagine being a young man, just figuring out who he is, and be subjected to these people That said, a huge positive about this book is the author didn t vilify religion or God She offered a very balanced view, giving different interpretations of biblical arguments for and against homosexuality Jonathan is able to find a way to be comfortable with hims It s hard to think of aawkward setting for a gay love story, but I love it The pray the gay away people completely creep me out I can t imagine being a young man, just figuring out who he is, and be subjected to these people That said, a huge positive about this book is the author didn t vilify religion or God She offered a very balanced view, giving different interpretations of biblical arguments for and against homosexuality Jonathan is able to find a way to be comfortable with himself inside his faith That s a difficult and powerful thing The relationship between Jonathan and ...