The Rejected Son By John Green. "The Rejected Son" is book 1 of "The Coming Out Series", a Family Saga about a boy and his struggle to deal with life as a gay man. Logan is an the only child until his Momma marries George, an industrial mechanic. George also has a son, Tim, who becomes Logan's step-brother. As soon as the wedding is over, the family is relocated and Logan must adapt to a new life with a step-father that hates him because he is gay. After Logan is kicked out of the house, his life takes a turn for the worse as he is forced to prostitute himself to survive.