|About the Book|
Kade Myers has accepted that he is a homosexual. Although he is comfortable with his sexual identity, he knows most of society would view him differently if they knew the truth. So he covers up his ‘secret’ to avoid being taunted.His best friend,MoreKade Myers has accepted that he is a homosexual. Although he is comfortable with his sexual identity, he knows most of society would view him differently if they knew the truth. So he covers up his ‘secret’ to avoid being taunted.His best friend, John, isn’t as fortunate. It is obvious to others that John is gay, and he is ridiculed on a daily basis. Not only does John take abuse at school, but his father also physically and emotionally abuses him. Kade wants more than anything to help John, but he is not sure how or if it is too late.Monica Myers discovers that her son is gay and, at first, she is devastated but because of the strong bond she has with Kade, she sets out to educate herself on his gay lifestyle. She learns that it is not as uncommon as she thought it was. It saddens her, though, that her son has to cover up his sexual identity just to be accepted, and even worse, the fact that Kade’s own father disowns him because of it.Kade and Monica set out to make a difference but learn quickly how hard it is to convince others of the truth. Unfortunately, Kade learns the true meaning of the word ‘hate’ and lands in a dangerous situation. Monica now has only one goal—to save her son from the evil that can exist in naive people.‘Within This Skin’ is a story that will touch your heart. You will comprehend the emotional torment Kade endures as a homosexual and how a mother comes to term with a society that doesn’t understand. You will witness the unfortunate circumstances that are created by those that ‘hate’. But mostly, you will have an understanding why it is crucial for heterosexuals and homosexuals to unite and live together peacefully. Civil rights taught us to accept one another regardless of the color of our skin- now it is time to go beyond and look within the skin.