What Book Changed Your Life?
Or made you laugh? Or cry? Or recognize yourself? The books in The Pizza Chronicles series by Andy V. Roamer are about discovering sexuality and living in the U.S. as a son of immigrants from Eastern Europe. The books follow the main character, RV, through his high school years, as he tries to answer his many questions about LGBTQ life, God, prayer, sex, racial issues, being the son of immigrants, and staying loyal to his heritage while carving out his own life and tentative tries at relationships.
“A kindhearted protagonist anchors this sweet and contemporary coming-of-age story.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[The hero’s] dilemmas and realistic dialogues with himself and those around him will attract teens seeking involving discussions that offer no easy answers.” — D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review (Diane Donovan’s Bookshelf)
“That’s something else about me. I like words. Real words and made-up ones. There’s something cool about them. Yeah, yeah, I know what people would say. You think words are cool? Kid, you’ve got more problems than you thought.”–RV, Why Can’t Life Be Like Pizza?