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Sinopsis de ZIGGY, STARDUST & ME

The year is 1973. The Watergate hearings are in full swing. The Vietnam War is still raging. And homosexuality is still officially considered a mental illness. In the midst of these trying times is sixteen-year-old Jonathan Collins, a bullied, anxious, asthmatic kid, who aside from an alcoholic father and his sympathetic neighbor and friend Starla, is completely alone. To cope, Jonathan escapes to the safe haven of his imagination, where his hero David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and dead relatives, including his mother, guide him through the rough terrain of his life. In his alternate reality, Jonathan can be anything: a superhero, an astronaut, Ziggy Stardust, himself, or completely “normal” and not a boy who likes other boys. When he completes his treatments, he will be normal—at least he hopes. But before that can happen, Web stumbles into his life. Web is everything Jonathan wishes he could be: fearless, fearsome and, most importantly, not ashamed of being gay. Jonathan doesn’t want to like brooding Web, who has secrets all his own. Jonathan wants nothing more than to be “fixed” once and for all. But he’s drawn to Web anyway. Web is the first person in the real world to see Jonathan completely and think he’s perfect. Web is a kind of escape Jonathan has never known. For the first time in his life, he may finally feel free enough to love and accept himself as he is. A poignant coming-of-age tale, Ziggy, Stardust and Me heralds the arrival of a stunning and important new voice in YA.

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Punto No. 10 del reto semestral de @marenpergamino y @JoseLuisGryffindor: libro con protagonista de mi género opuesto. Jonathan es un chico gay adolescente estancado en un pequeño pueblo de estados unidos en el 73. El libro nos cuenta la historia del peor y el mejor año de su vida en el que se ve obligado a someterse a terapias de conversión y en el que conoce a Web, otro chico (nativo americano). Ambos con el tiempo entablan una preciosa relación, de la cual ambos aprenden un montón de cosas. La novela trata un montón de temas delicados, como la discriminación, no solo a las personas homosexuales sino también a los nativos americanos, sin embargo, aunque lo hace de una manera muy explícita y sin tapujos, trata estos temas con mucho respeto. La pluma del autor y la construcción de personajes es lo que más me gustó, y sin duda me pareció muy disfrutable a pesar de los fuertes temas que trata. La recomiendo sin lugar a dudas


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