Using Facebook, I recently found closure with someone from my problematic gay adolescence. It was the early '80s, and we were both in the ninth grade. I had a big, bewildering, gay crush on Zach. I was enthralled by him.
I wish Cameron Post's world felt dated to readers -- not just the movie references or the song titles, but also the culture of overt and sanctioned bigotry. But what's absurd is that there are plenty of teenage readers today who can fully relate to Cam's experiences.