Rainbow Boys Themes

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Being True To Yourself

All the three main characters are on the journey to self-discovery. The three boys in this novel, Nelson, Kyle, and Jason, are at various stages of discovering and accepting their sexuality. On the surface, it appears that Nelson's identity as a homosexual male is the most defined, while Jason's is the least. Underneath his public displays of confidence, however, the reader learns that Nelson is an insecure boy who is just as scared and confused by homosexuality as Jason. All three boys learn throughout the course of the novel how to be true to themselves and love who they are.

There is a lot of peer pressure for the boys to change or to ignore their homosexual urgings. The reader sees this most clearly in Jason's struggle. He fears that coming out as gay could lose him his basketball scholarships, his friends, and what little...

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