Penni rated it really liked it Jan 10, Books by Glen Sire. I found the character of Laurie inconsistent, she was whatever the authors needed her to be for the moral of that particular tale. Trivia About Something Foolish A young adult classic. Once it meant carefree or merry.
Lyza rated it it was amazing Oct 03,
Something Foolish, Something Gay
They want to understand things and, ultimately, behave well towards one another. Sometimes an independent, young pre-feminist, other times lazy, or boy-crazy. I review it so high, because, in the end, as uncomfortable as it made me some times, it really was an enjoyable read. Well, a bit anyway. This isn't a novel, so much as it is 10 short stories revolving around the relationship of high school sweethearts Laurie and Sammy in the late s when it was written. I share its view that the young people using the word gay negatively are not necessarily homophobic.
This is the book that gave me the idea that a girl should marry her high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. It is a problem, however, for those of us — a whole swath of society — who are actually gay, and for whom the word forms an important part of our identity and sense of self. I would never let a teen or tween read it now, but as an adult, going back to it with a curiosity of times gone by, it's very eye-opening. Return to Book Page. I firmly believe that young people's attitudes can rapidly change once they've been educated about something — I've seen it with my own eyes.