Afterglow by Phil Stamper

Afterglow by Phil Stamper

After a summer of life-changing, these four friends are finally ready for senior year. Gabriel is thrilled to create his school’s first LGBTQ+ advocacy group, but his long-distance relationship is fading from summer love to something else. Heath feels secure for the first time in years, but with his future riding on a baseball scholarship, each pitch triggers his anxiety. Reese is set on pursuing a career in fashion design, but his creativity takes him in an unexpected direction he isn’t yet ready to share. Sal wants to be in politics, specifically local politics. After a chat with his aunt, he is ready for an unlikely path… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia *
  • Hate crime*
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Physical assault*

*Context : A character punches a gay classmate, threatens further violence, and uses homophobic slurs. Graphic microaggressions and outright bias occur toward the gay characters living in a small conservative town.