My Father's Scar

First place winner, Belmont Teen Read Week Book Review Contest 2000 Prize: $25 gift certificate for Newbury Comics

Author: Michael Cart
Reviewer's Age: Grade 7

Everyone has a secret, some keep it locked and others tell others. We are all real people who deal with real life situations; unfortunately there are times in our lives when we deal with some devastating situations. The main character of My Father's Scar is gay. How can he tell his parents that he is someone that they disapprove of? He knows that his father will not accept him, but he also knows that he has to tell his parents. After telling his parents that he is gay, how can he tell them that he is also in a relationship? This book really makes a person feel the emotion. When a friend of his is beaten up for coming out of the closet, it is as if you can feel the blows. It is really depressing when once his secret is told how he is shut off from the world. To find out how he handles the situation, get it from your local library.