Sydney student's gay love story receives global acclaim,

As the clock ticks in a high school hall, a teenage boy mulls over the French exam paper in front of him, before his mind wanders to something he is finding even harder to express.

"I'm in love with Sam. I'm in love with my best friend," says Charlie to himself. He ponders whether he should tell his mate how he feels: "Maybe the best thing to do is just keep this inside and squash it."