Seminary Boy : At thirteen John Cornwell decides to become a priest. A strange choice for a boy who loved to roam the war-torn streets of London and had been sent away after whacking a nun around the head. Becoming, at his mother's suggestion, an altar server, he finds the ritual and the murmur of Latin seize his imagination. Leaving London to join a junior seminary, he enters a hidden, all-male world run by colorful priests; made intense by the boys and their sometimes passionate friendships; and made threatening by the hovering specter of abuse. This is the story of a boy growing up caught between seeking the face of God and his first kiss, between watching his soul and watching a girl whose face he will never forget. And it is the story of a struggle to come to terms with a shameful secret; and of an adolescent's search for a father and a home.
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