Title Profile & Character Information

What They Always Tell Us

Annotation
Sixteen-year-old Alex feels so disconnected from his friends that he starts his junior year at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, high school by attempting suicide, but soon, a friend of his older brother draws him into cross-country running and a new understanding of himself.

Characters
NameAlex
GenderMale
OccupationStudent

Name James
GenderMale

GenreYoung adult fiction
TopicsStudents
Siblings
Brothers
Emotions
Sucide attempts
Gay youth
Setting Tuscaloosa, Alabama