Just Call Me Greg
A Novel by Jeff Laver
Reviewed by Alan Blodgett
Recommended reading. This is a story of a Salt Lake City youth who comes to the realization that he is gay and the struggles he goes through trying to do what is right and to please his devout Mormon family and his church leaders. The author is successful in capturing the deep and troubled feelings that so many of us have experienced when we realize we are gay and no matter how much we would have it otherwise, we are not going to change. Even so, happiness can be ours once we accept who we are.
Just Call Me Greg is an interesting story and well written. Once I started the book it was difficult to put it down until I finished it. Copies can be purchased on Amazon.com, for $14.99.
Jeff grew up in a devout Mormon home in Salt Lake City. He served a mission in Colombia and majored in Spanish literature at the University of Utah. He also did graduate work in Spanish at the University of Utah and BYU. He reports that he now lives happily in Utah.
» See also: Elder Petersen’s Mission Memories