Hold my hand
Michael Barakiva's Hold My Hand is a funny, smart, relatable take on the joy and challenges of teenage love, the boundaries of forgiveness, and what it really means to be honest.
Alek Khederian thinks about his life B.E. and A.E.: Before Ethan and After Ethan. Before Ethan, Alek was just an average Armenian-American kid with a mess of curly dark hair, grades not nearly good enough for his parents, and no idea of who he was or what he wanted. After he got together with Ethan, Alek was a new man. Stylish. Confident. (And even if he wasn't quite marching in LGBTQ parades), Gay and Out and Proud.
With their six-month anniversary coming up, Alek and Ethan want to do something special to celebrate. Like, really special. Like, the most special thing two people in love can do with one another. But Alek's not sure he's ready for that. And then he learns something about Ethan that may not just change their relationship, but end it.
Alek can't bear the thought of finding out who he'd be P.E.: Post-Ethan. But he also can't forgive or forget what Ethan did. Luckily, his best friend Becky and madcap Armenian family are there to help him figure out whether it's time to just let Ethan go, or reach out and hold his hand.
|Grouped Work ID||ad63bd7a-3c22-5a69-5cd1-746ea16d5f64|
|Grouping Title||hold my hand|
|Grouping Author||barakiva michael|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-17 04:03:23AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-07-20 06:49:26AM|
|available_at_louisville||Louisville Public Library, Louisville Teen Collection|
|detailed_location_louisville||Louisville New Teen Fiction, Loveland Teen Fiction - New|
|display_description||As his relationship with boyfriend Ethan is tested, high school sophomore Alek takes a stand to make his orthodox Armernian church more progressive.|
|item_details||ils:.b29138978|.i44406976|Louisville New Teen Fiction|TEEN BAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jun 16, 2019|lsfny||, ils:.b29138978|.i44418462|Loveland Teen Fiction - New|Barakiva, M.|||1|false|false|||||Due Aug 9, 2019|Jun 13, 2019|lvfxy|||
|local_time_since_added_louisville||Quarter, Six Months, Year|
|owning_library_louisville||Louisville Public Library|
|owning_location_louisville||Louisville Public Library, Louisville Teen Collection|
|record_details||ils:.b29138978|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Farrar Straus Giroux,|2019.|278 pages ; 22 cm.|
|series||One man guy|
|series_with_volume||One man guy|2|
|subject_facet||Armenian Americans -- Fiction, Armenian Church -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Gays -- Fiction, Love -- Fiction, Romance fiction, Young adult fiction|
|title_display||Hold my hand|
|title_full||Hold my hand / Michael Barakiva|
|title_short||Hold my hand|
|topic_facet||Armenian Americans, Dating (Social customs), Gays, Love|