Title: Accepting Me
Author: Jo Ramsey
Genre: Coming of Age/Short Story
Overview: All Shane wants for Christmas is acceptance.
Sixteen-year-old Shane’s friends are constantly talking about their boyfriends or girlfriends, and about sex. His parents keep asking him why he doesn’t date. Shane isn’t interested in romantic relationships at all and can’t see what the fuss is all about. All he wants is for his family and friends to understand and accept him the way he is.