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A Clack of Tiny Sparks: Remembrances of a Gay Boyhood A Clack of Tiny Sparks: Remembrances of a Gay Boyhood, written by Bernard Cooper is about a young boy who realizes he is a homesexual, but before he comes to accept it he struggles with accepting himself as who he really is. He tries to prove his parents, himself, and his friends that he isn’t gay by attending a “make-out party” which it didn’t work because at the end of the day he couldn't help attracted to Grady. The author begins the story with a simple opening line: “Theresa Sanchez sat behind me in ninth-grade algebra” ( Cooper 121). When I read the first sentence it gave me the impression that Theresa is the first person that he mentions meaning that she is an important character that will impact his life one way or another. As I continued to read, I learned that because Theresa Sanchez was the first one to call him a “fag” he decided to attend that make-out party to see if he can change his sexual preference. He believed this because he mentioned that his mother was
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