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Editor reviews

Blues piano music begins this remarkable story and appears throughout. Vincent is pushed into a mud puddle by bully Butch, who cruelly utters, "You little fruit, I'll show you not to look at me." Suddenly, handsome Melvin rescues him. Bruce Coville and Full Cast Audio take listeners on an educational journey in which gays are highlighted in blue. Vincent is astonished to see how many well-known politicians and sports and entertainment figures, as well as those from his everyday life, show up in shades of blue. All of the narrators' voices are perfect, with Vincent sounding both young and enthusiastic. Fairy godfather Melvin's voice and delivery are ideal for the timely and important message he delivers to Vincent - and listeners.

Summary

A story described by Katherine Paterson as "didactic camp", a very funny but also thought-provoking fantasy about the issue of gayness. This controversial tale has given enormous comfort to many young people struggling with their own sexual identity.
©1991 Bruce Coville (P)2006 Full Cast Audio

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  • Kia King
  • 30-01-12

Bluetiful!

An unconventional yet wonderfully creative approach in the depiction the struggles of sexual identity.Very well enjoyed!

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  • Jorge
  • 11-08-08

awesome

is is itelligent and smart you dont need to be gay to see that we are just humans after all, I will pay millions it worth it!! and in souch and small time!! buy it!!

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  • steve byron
  • 28-04-15

Fables

Would you consider the audio edition of Am I Blue? to be better than the print version?

yes

What other book might you compare Am I Blue? to and why?

The Emperors Clothes because one must truly know who they are inside and out

What three words best describe Bruce Coville’s performance?

good, stunning and exciting

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

this book lets one know that appearances are not always as they seem on the outside

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  • kelvin phoenix
  • 01-05-14

Funny

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Funny short story on handling being bully for being gay. In a light hearted way.