Annotation: Paul is a highly religious teen whose beliefs are challenged when Manuel moves to town, an openly gay student who is also devoutly Christian.
Book talk: Paul is a good son, a good student, a good boyfriend, and a good Christian. But recently, he has asked for God’s guidance in helping to understand and overcome the feelings he has towards other boys.
Paul’s life is further complicated when Manuel, who declares on his first day of school his homosexuality, moves to town. Although Paul tries to stay away from Manuel, the two boys eventually become good friends and Paul’s eyes open to the possibility that God’s love is absolute in The God Box.
Subject Headings: Homosexuality – Fiction, High schools – Fiction, Schools – Fiction, Friendship – Fiction, Christian life – Fiction