Sunday, October 7, "Am I Blue? A theme in this story is growing up. By growing up, Coville shows how Vince matures internally and learns to accept himself.
Growing up in a small town, nine-year-old me wasn't exposed to much information about people who weren't cisgender or heterosexual. Then I stumbled upon Odder Than Ever—which was easily one of the most striking book covers I'd ever seen at the time—and this story acted as my crash course.
Before I'd ever connected sexuality with the gay-coded villains common in Disney properties of the time, there was " I can't properly review this story because it's one of those important early texts in my life.
Before I'd ever connected sexuality with the gay-coded villains common in Disney properties of the time, there was "Am I Blue? Some things haven't aged well, like the extensive use of the f-word.
I know it's meant to serve as an example of reclamation, but I still don't like to use that word because of how violently it has been used. But, really, I can see the impact of this story in my worldview to this day. Stereotypes are just that—stereotypes, not hard facts. Homophobia is awful, and it creates a striking degree of self-loathing in some that exhibits itself in violence towards others.
Sexuality is a spectrum—it's possible to be just a little bit blue, as is the case for our main character. I've decided to save it for when I really need it—maybe when I meet the girl of my dreams.
Revisiting it now feels like saying "Hello" to a teacher who made an impact. I recommend this short story to people who want a short fantasy that teaches people Apr 27, Stephen Byron rated it it was amazing this book gave me pause at first because of the fairy god-father; but as you go deeper into the book it teaches lessons that we must not forget like the one where appearances can be deceiving and many more, so I would recommend this book to anyone.
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Glee, a highly acclaimed tv show, and Am I blue, a short story by Bruce Coville, both cover the same themes. In an episode of Glee, Kurt Hummel, a homosexual, is mistreated by Dave Karofsky, a .
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In "Charles" it's Laurie who has the opposing sides, but in "Am I Blue?" it .