Author: James Klise
Release: September 2010
"Wonderful...Sharp and funny and full of heart."
—STEPHEN MCCAULEY, AUTHOR OF THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION
"One of, to my mind, the finest young adult novels. Fabulous. I was charmed, delighted and enlightened."
—RICK KOGAN, HOST OF "THE SUNDAY PAPERS" ON WGN-AM IN CHICAGO
"Klise has created an empathetic protagonist and a thoughtful story about identity, sexuality, and learning to accept oneself."
"This coming-of-age gay novel includes the basics of learning to accept who you are and adds a touch of intrigue. This is a great choice for anyone questioning their sexuality or for teens who like a little twist in their mystery."
"Klise's first novel succeeds in capturing the terrible anxiety of a teen discovering the truth of his sexual identity."
"This book exemplifies the struggle young teens may feel with their sexuality and the decisions they make to repress their feelings. Jamie's experience is authentic, and his feelings are presented in a way that is relatable for teens."
"The debate over a drug that could change sexual orientation is certainly a timely one, and readers seeking a quick read that can open this discussion may find this a useful starting point."
—THE BULLETIN FOR THE CENTER OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS
"An intriguing, perceptive, and heartwarming novel, Love Drugged may seem like any other simple coming-of-age novel, but with its twists and page-turning effect, it will ultimately leave a lasting impression. 5 stars!"
"Delightful...Klise simultaneously captures moments of possibility and angst in the story of a Chicago gay teenager in Love Drugged."
—TIME OUT CHICAGO