"Aaron's Story" by Mason Dodd is a very moving and insightful novel. It is also a very important novel that I would recommend people read. How it feels to be gay, gay as a teenager, in school and in your family is difficult to describe. Dodd does a great job at it and his character's honesty enables the reader to get an idea of the many aspects that being gay entails.
The approach of telling the story from the side of an unsuspected gay rather than purely from a victimised or effeminate man helps to illustrate the spectrum of gay identity and the gay experience.
A book not so much innovative or surprising in terms of story but one that I found very rewarding in terms of characterisation and psychological insights.