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Boys of Alabama

Boys of Alabama

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: A sensitive teen, newly arrived in Alabama, questions himself and who he is.

  • ISBN: 978-1631496295
  • Genre: LGTBQ, Young Adult

What you need to know before your trail

In this bewitching debut novel, a sensitive teen, newly arrived in Alabama, falls in love, questions his faith, and navigates a strange power. While his German parents don’t know what to make of a South pining for the past, shy Max thrives in the thick heat. Taken in by the football team, he learns how to catch a spiraling ball, how to point a gun, and how to hide his innermost secrets.



Travel Guide

Welcome to Alabama

The main protagonist in the novel is from Germany and so has to move somewhere very different, in a new country and a new town! Alabama is the  southern Gothic state in the USA and unique in many ways. The town they move to is called Delilah which makes them all laugh. This is fictional however but the flavour of Gothic southern style is all around.

The town is a character but it’s the rest of the novel that adds the real flavour;  immigration, homophobia, religion and so much more.

Small town Alabama is a backdrop as there is so much more going on here.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Boys of Alabama

Destination/location: Alabama   Author/guide: Genevieve Hudson  Departure Time: 2000s

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