~Afuera: A Young Latinos Journey~

 By Author Marcelino Rosas

Here is a little bio of me.

I'm a 23 years old (24 on May 22) Writer, author, and an international male cover model. I’ve been very fortunate to have my work published throughout Europe, Australia and also here in the USA.

Bio of book.

‘Afuera: A Young Latinos Journey’. It’s about a young Latino man Roberto, who comes into his own by being everything his tradition & culture tells him not to be. He struggles to understand & attempts to hide, that which is in his heart. From the outside, he seems to have the perfect life, but in fact, it’s all a lie. In a dramatic turn of events, it eventually all comes apart, but through sheer guts & determination, & his willingness to succeed, he triumphs over this darkness & starts a new life for himself. Both a coming out story of a young man’s difficult relationship with an abusive father & a look at modern teenage life, from school to sports to sexual conquests, Afuera shows readers – young & old, of any race – that even if they have a dark side, even if they don’t fit in the way society wants them to, they have goodness inside of them, & all they need to do is let it out.

What’s next for me?

Director Matt Riddlehoover (Known for To a tee, Scenes from a Gay Marriage, Bookends, etc) took interest in my novel and wants to make my novel into a movie, so we've been working on a script for Afuera. Then I’m also working on a sequel for Afuera and a 3rd book that’s completely different to the first two, but still dealing with gay culture and gay issues.

Book Review By Kurt R. Brown

"Afuera is a gripping tale of a young adolescent's coming of age. It's written in the style of an autobiography, and explores many issues that a lot of readers will be able to identify with, and also some that are shocking, titilating and controvercial. It's heartwarming, gut-wrenching and a real page-turner. The story follows Roberto, a young latino who was brought to the U.S. by his parents when he was a baby. As if the struggles of being undocumented weren't enough, Roberto's home life was complicated by his abusive alcoholic father, submissive mother, and coming to the realization that he wasn't the same as his siblings or classmates. Roberto had to come to terms with his sexuality and the good and the bad that comes with that as a high school student and star athlete. We follow Roberto through his early experiences learning English, going to charter school without his parents' comprehension, his struggles to make his parents proud through sports, secret locker room trysts, trouble with the INS.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has struggled with their own sexuality, or has felt like they didn't belong, or to anyone who knows someone who has had these challenges. It's a tale of struggle & abuse, sexual frustration & conquest; it's about what it means to love yourself & showing love for others. But most of all, it's a story of hope.

I would love to see this book be turned into a movie, as it reads like a perfect movie script.

Buy it, read it, and share it with your friends!"

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