16. May 2020 Off By lana88






Title: Peter

Author: Kate Walker

Published in English: 1991

Dansk titel: Peter

Dansk Udgivelsesår: 1993

Sideantal: 204

Forlag: Gyldendal

ISBN: 87-00166383

Finished Reading: May 2019

Stars: 5

Genre: Young Adult & LGBT






This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.



“I had a dream about him,” I said.
“The camp bloke?”
“Yeah, last night. I dreamed he came into my room and sat on my bed.”
“And!” Tony’s eyes got wider. Wider than usual.
“He talked about lawnmowers.”
“That’s it, he just talked.”
Actually, it hadn’t been a dream, not totally. It was one of those half-awake ones where I knew what was going on so I let it run just to see what would happen. We’re all curious…
“You ever dreamed about a bloke?” I asked him.
“No!” Tony’s eyebrows went dead flat. “Never!”
With a denial like that, maybe he had, but he sure as hell wasn’t talking about it.



This was the first book I ever read when I was in school. Think I was like ten or something when I first stumbled over this magnificent book, ended up stealing it from my library. I’m not proud of my actions but it’s over twenty years ago and until this day I’ve read it more than fifty times. So why haven’t you reviewed this sooner you might think. Excellent question. I can’t answer that question because I don’t know, I might have forgotten all about the book or maybe I’ve not felt that I could until now.

I thought and I still think to this day, that this is a wonderful book! It doesn’t dwell on the usual issues in other gay literature. The books simply focuses solely on a young man trying to determine his sexual orientation.

Peter is an excellent character! I liked him very much and despite the book being short, you get to know him extremely well. Vince, Peter’s brother is so freaking cool, I’d wish he were my brother. The best character though, David, he is so charming! The scenes with him and Peter were to die for! I don’t want to spoil anything, but if you get the chance to read this sometime, do yourself the favor of doing so, you won’t regret it. This is by far my most treasured book and I’ll keep it until the day I die. It’s falling apart, but I’m sure it has fifty more reads in it at least.