Title Profile & Character Information

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Annotation
In the tradition of "The Catcher in the Rye," this darkly comic story of a young mans very reluctant coming-of-age paints an indelible portrait of a teenage hero holding out for a better grownup world.

Awards
2007  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2007  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameJames
GenderMale

GenreYoung adult fiction
Coming of age
Didactic
Family
TopicsGay men
Families
Homosexuality
Self-esteem
SettingNew York