Print: A Bookstore is proud to be working with the Telling Room, in support of BOY IN BLOOM, their new novel by Nina Powers coming August 27!
Ollie Cunningham has just been pushed in front of a train. At least that’s how it feels facing his dad’s high expectations, the pressure to make his own decisions, and the daunting prospect of growing up. That’s why having Ryan Calloway as a roommate his senior year at the all-boys boarding school where his father is also headmaster is a breath of fresh air. On the surface, Ryan is Ollie’s antithesis--outgoing, relaxed, unpredictable--but as the two form a friendship that blossoms into a romance, both realize that youth is a finite resource and they are truly unprepared for the future. Walking the fine line between adolescence and adulthood, each boy is forced to ask the question neither of them wants to ask: What’s next?
Written by a LGBTQIA+ teenager, this book seeks to answer questions about sexuality and growing up that many teens face today, all with a touch of humor and romance.
Nina Powers is a senior at Morse High School in Bath. In addition to writing, which takes up a hefty amount of her time, she spends too long playing The Sims (but don’t tell her mom) and re-reading the same books over and over. She wants to write stories that she wants to read and that, hopefully, other people will, too.
The Telling Room empowers youth through writing and share their voices with the world. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, they seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students. They believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success. For more information you can visit their website at https://www.tellingroom.org/