Pressured by his peers and society to conform to the stereotyped macho image, fifteen-year-old Peter feels both confused and repelled. His confusion and his horror increase when he finds himself attracted to his brother’s best friend, David, who is gay. Here is a daring, exceptionally honest novel about sexuality and the need to be true to oneself. Peter shares his every muddle and perception with us, and his candor just might help us find our own way.
Kate Walker was born in Australia. Her work has been published in many anthologies and magazines, and she is also a prolific writer of guides to creative story writing. Peter, her first novel for teenagers, received a 1991 Australian Human Rights Award honor and was shortlisted for several top Australian awards, including the Children’s Book of the Year Award.