Trech is the kind of guy who all the old folks in his town nod at as they walk by. His parents are active in their church and community, plus they are the type to bring a casserole around to people who've recently been in the hospital. They're nice people and he loves them a lot, which makes it even worse that he's hiding a huge secret from them.
Every time he rides to Target with his mom or helps his dad with a project, Trech wants to tell them, but he doesn't. Instead, he goes on dates and hangs out with his best friend and keeps his secret to himself.
Telling his parents that he's gay would probably not change how much they love him. But it would change how the small town they're from sees his family. It might even change what church they go to. Trech doesn't want to change what's normal for his family, but it's also hurting him to keep lying to them.
This is a quiet and real debut. Trech has a lot of worries and they all feel very true for a teen who has to think about not only what he wants to do for college, but also how to let his family in on what he wishes they knew about him. Trech is someone you'll be glad you met. His story is a perfect crisp book to read on your hot summer day.