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madamereadsalot1
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1. Almost finished with the tagged. Been a busy weekend so I haven't been able to read much.
2. If you're talking about coffee, none. I only drink black, unsweetened coffees. If you're talking foods, both! But probably maple more because I'll eat that year round and pumpkin I reserve for the last quarter of year.
3. “How can I kill you if you think you‘re already dead?” she answers.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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madamereadsalot1
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Started this today and it's sucked me in pretty quickly. Haven't felt this kind of in to a book in a while. I'm hoping this book will keep up my ardor.

Anyone read this one before? The only other Ness book I've read is A Monster Calls, and I loved it. What other Ness titles would you recommend?

vivastory I haven't read them, but people seem to love the Chaos Walking series. The first book is 1mo
madamereadsalot1 @vivastory oh yeah! I forgot he wrote those, yet they've been on my TBR list for ages. 😅 They have come highly recommended. I've just never gotten to them, which is a very me type move. 1mo
vivastory Same, same 😂 1mo
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NovelNancy
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Adam Thorn is the son of a fundamentalist preacher; his parents haven't ever accepted him. He has to confront his feelings for his ex-BF with his current BF, deal with a changing situation with his BFF, ward off unwanted advances at work, & deal with family drama. Interspersed in Adam's story is a metaphorical tale of a spirit who's come back to earth to face the demons who murdered a girl who body she inhabits. Both need release by sunset.

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Tianareadslgbt
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“Please don‘t leave me unloved.”
This book follows two separate narratives that intersect through location and the mutual need to find “release.”
I really enjoyed the dual narrative in this book and I loved seeing one of the main character‘s (Adam‘s) journey as he moved on from his ex and allowed for a new healthier relationship to form, all while dealing with the limitations of his religious family. #lgbt

Easytiger It was such a great book!! I loved it all around 9mo
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Susannah
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Mehso-so

Kudos to Patrick Ness for writing experimental #YA. After reading What If It‘s Us, it‘s clear that he is on a whole different level from writers like Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera with this retelling of Mrs. Dalloway.

That said, while I admire how Ness echoed Virginia Woolf—using his parallel narrative to shine a light on the American opioid epidemic, no less—like others, the story of Katherine/the Queen did not work for me at all. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

merelybookish Agreed! I wanted it to work but it just didn't (for me.) 11mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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The supernatural aspect felt a bit contrived, but I was enraptured by this one. It blurs the lines of YA with its raw honesty. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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readem_andweep
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Mehso-so

"They're your parents. They're meant to love you *because*. Never *in spite*."

Though it's my least favorite Ness novel so far, "Release" is interesting, relatable, and has a lot of great points about sexuality, religion, friendship, and love. Just...try to get past the weird ghosty parts?

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Oryx
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Thank you so much for the book @jhod - I love Patrick Ness but I haven't read this one! It's got a great cover too. So thoughtful of you. Hope you're surviving the heat today? #jbuk

jhod Great! Glad its a new one for you! I'm in the most air conditioned office ever so I never understand the fuss about the heat, ha! 1y
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E.gordon
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Starting this loved a monsters calls I am really looking forward to this one #PatrickNess #Release

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Aliking1986
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Mehso-so

Good story and I love the parallels with Mrs Dalloway. That said, I felt like the characters weren‘t well rounded enough to support the weight of the story. Terrific in its way but not a book that I would be compelled to reread.

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KaeleyScruggs
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"Blame is something that is shared but denied in equal measure." (164, 1st HB)

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wanderlustywriter
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Half of this was a beautiful book, classic Patrick Ness. The other half was a weirdly weird magical realism/fantasy realm. I kept waiting for the two halves to come together, and they did, eventually, but it wasn‘t enough to me to justify why that half even needed to exist. Adam‘s story was powerful on its own, and I wanted more of it, not ghost-girl-queen and her faun.

BUT this was still a great book. Queer and lovely. 7/10⭐️

ReviewsMayVary Right. Like. Maybe to say how close the end of the world could be? 🤷🏾‍♀️ 2y
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BramBresseleers
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”Then Enzo was pulling away. Maybe for the last time ever. And if Adam had mostly made his peace with this, “mostly” was as close to “not at all” as any hand grenade.”

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wanderlustywriter
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I ❤️ Patrick Ness

That-Bookish-Hiker I love him too! One author I would love to meet. 2y
wanderlustywriter @That-Bookish-Hiker yesss, he is on my “who would you invite to dinner” list 2y
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CarolynM
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Lovely. I enjoyed spending the day with Adam and his friends, although maybe not with his family.

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Lindy
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Opening homage to Mrs Dalloway won my heart. Gay teen in contemporary USA spends day preparing for party, with alternating supernatural storyline (reminiscent of Woolf‘s traumatized war vet), expanding the scope to mythic, greater world. A lot of sex, but well done. I want more Chaos Walking so I keep reading Ness. Fortunately, he keeps exploring similar themes: self esteem; compassion for difference; & rising above cruelty & hatred. #LGBTQ

Lindy #audiobook performed by Michael Crouch. 2y
merelybookish I really wanted to like this but the ghost story line didn't work for me. But I enjoyed the other half. 2y
Lindy @merelybookish I needed the ghost storyline to keep it feeling fresh; I was more curious about where Ness was going with the Queen/murdered spirit and faun, but I also really liked the characters in the realism storyline. 2y
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Lindy
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I like the UK/Australia/NZ cover (above) a lot better than the US/Canada one.

LeahBergen I do, too! 2y
Lindy @LeahBergen The North American edition makes this dual narrative with ties to Mrs Dalloway seem like some kind of goofy generic YA romp. 2y
silentrequiem What a cool cover! 2y
Lindy @silentrequiem isn‘t it? The mythic element to the story comes through in the UK cover. 2y
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Lindy
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Father to his gay son: “You have no idea how hard I work to love you.”
#LGBTQ

Tamra 😑 2y
mjdowens Who says such a horrible thing to their child?!?! 2y
jfalkens 😑🙁 2y
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Andrea4 Unconditional love should not be as rare as it is. 2y
sunflowers Super sad 😞 2y
Lindy @Tamra @mjdowens @jfalkens @Andrea4 I read that this is the most autobiographical of Ness‘s novels. I hope his father wasn‘t like this. 2y
Tamra @Lindy it‘s very hard to imagine. 2y
CareBear 💔 2y
melbeautyandbooks This is the response that came to mind- You know how hard it is not to punch you in the face?! Some people get stuck with crappy parents. It‘s sad. 2y
Reggie The sexual harassment double standard really upset me when he was talking to his son. 2y
Lindy @Reggie Yes, that was moving and infuriating. 2y
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Lindy
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... Enzo is buried so far into the closet it‘s like he‘s looking for straight Narnia.

Bianca Accurate. 2y
Lindy @Bianca Ness has a way with words. 😊 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I just love Patrick Ness writing.

This story happens in one day following Adam Thorn who is struggling to love himself. He is gay and his family is extremely religious, his father is a pastor at the Church on The Rock. The story also has some magical releasing or maybe call it fantasy which threw me off but I ended up really liking it.

The parallels of Adams and the dead girl/Queen/faun quest was written magnificently.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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😂

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Screw you Marty! Love is love.

#currentlyreading

ChasingOm 😠😠😠 2y
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Bianca
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Littens, I need your help! I‘m moving from NOLA to Phoenix tomorrow. Road tripping, so I need some audiobook recommendations. I‘m almost done with this one.

What say you? #audiobooks

swishandflick Outlander is great on audio! Also Trevor Noah's memoir about growing up during apartheid is amazing (he reads it himself) 2y
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tjwill Anything Neil Gaiman! I also second @swishandflick with Born a Crime. 2y
xicanti I second the Neil Gaiman rec! I especially love STARDUST, which he reads himself, and ANANSI BOYS as read by Lenny Henry. 2y
Bianca @MarriedtoMrT I've got Shadowshaper from the library! @Mdargusch @swishandflick Sadly, the library does not have either available in Overdrive or Hoopla. @tjwill @xicanti Thank you!! 2y
saguarosally Any audiobooks about how to survive insane heat. 😂😂😂 2y
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Bundoolin
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Mehso-so

Didn‘t like this one as much as I‘ve liked his other books. I just didn‘t really understand the second storyline or how it fit with the plot.

TheDoubleLetterThief That was almost my exact comment - wasn‘t sure how that second story line added to anything. 2y
Reggie I was more mad that we didn‘t get to see the family showdown the next day. Call me a Jerry Springer audience but I really wanted to know how it was gonna go. 2y
Bundoolin @Reggie so true! The scene in the church with Brian was so intense I got chills 2y
Lindy @Reggie I got the impression that everything would be alright for Adam, no matter how things went down with his family. 2y
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Bianca
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This is my cuddle buddy Roscoe.

MrBook #Roscoe!!! 😻😻😻😻 2y
TricksyTails 🐶♥️ 2y
Bourriquet76 Love him! 2y
TaylorMay Aww hi Roscoe! Thank you for sharing this cute picture of him. So amazed by all the love. Thank you 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Books I got for Christmas from the husband. So happy I got my own copy of “I‘m am not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter”.

Trying to decide if I‘m going to start Patrick Ness or Sarah Dessen today.

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DustinTheTomes
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I flew through this book in a matter of just a few days, which considering my busy schedule is really good. 5 stars!

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StaceyKondla
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I finished this book breathless. It is a roller coaster and suffused with a sublime melancholy. I'm going to need a few days to recover.....

GrilledCheeseSamurai That cover makes me feel anxious. 😲 2y
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StaceyKondla
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Some pre-supper reading and enjoying the view from my couch 😊

britt_brooke That is a fantastic view! 🤩 2y
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StaceyKondla
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I'm flaking out on the couch for an hour or two with this book. I've loved everything by Patrick Ness so far and like the first few pages I've read so far in this one.

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TheDoubleLetterThief
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Mehso-so

Loved one perspective, struggled to see the point of the other. Good, but I didn‘t absolutely love it.

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moarbookspleaze
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Perfection.

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moarbookspleaze
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Currently reading

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Bundoolin
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Pre work breakfast and coffee

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TheDoubleLetterThief
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2 of my 3 Minifarm Paddock #audiobookwalk companions. #dogsoflitsy #seniordogs

Kaye What are your pup‘s names ? 2y
TheDoubleLetterThief @Kaye the black one is Lizzie. She‘s 13. We‘ve had her only since the start of this year. The other one is Darby, our doofus cocker spaniel x. He‘s 12. They are never far from my legs whenever I‘m outside! 2y
Kaye I bet they are really good companions. They look like they are having fun outside. 🙂 2y
BookMaven407 🐶💕 2y
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TheDoubleLetterThief
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One place where I sometimes listen to whatever audiobook I‘ve got going while giving the dogs a run. We call our place ‘The Minifarm.‘

AceOnRoam An undoubtedly Aussie scene there! Which state are you in? 2y
TheDoubleLetterThief @AceOnRoam Lovely Victoria, near Ballarat. You? 2y
AceOnRoam I went to uni in Ballarat (a long time ago) 2y
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AceOnRoam I live on the water now, on a catamaran. I'm Turkey for this winter. 2y
TheDoubleLetterThief I work at a school very near to the Uni. Is your watery life peaceful? 2y
AceOnRoam It's very quiet at the moment in the Marina.. but we have travelled over 11k nautical miles this year from Cape Town so we welcome a quiet winter here. I've listened to a lot of books on night watches! 2y
TheDoubleLetterThief Enjoy your restful winter! When Breath Becomes Air and Born A Crime would be two audiobook recommendations from me if you need any :) 2y
DivaDiane Beautiful! I loved Victoria when I visited. I spent 2 weeks tooling around the state (province?) after singing in Melbourne. (edited) 2y
TheDoubleLetterThief @DivaDiane thank you! We like it. We‘re close to Ballarat, which is near Melbourne (Australia). 2y
DivaDiane Oops! You were very quick to answer! I edited the above, because I belatedly read your response to @AceOnRoam ... 😂 2y
TheDoubleLetterThief He he, no worries :) There is a slogan that ‘Victoria is the place to be.‘ Did you make it to the Great Ocean Road? 2y
BookMaven407 😍 2y
Bklover This looks so peaceful! 2y
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merelybookish
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2017 Year of the Ghost? 👻
This is the 3rd book I've read this year that inserts a ghost narrator into a mostly realistic work of fiction. I was okay with it in Sing, Unburied, Sing. Hated Lincoln on the Bardo but props to Saunders for going for it. But it feels contrived in this one.
We are haunted by our pasts, apparently. 🙄🤓 Which I do believe but... Maybe no more 👻👻👻 in 2018. 🤞

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Missusb
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I was meant to post #mystery today but I changed my mind (in honour of the VoteYes thing that happened yesterday). https://trishtalkstexts.wordpress.com/2017/12/08/lists-best-of-2017-lgbtqia/ #bestoflists2017 #lgbtqia #bestbooks2017 #trishtalkstexts #blogging #favbooks Mystery will now be posted on Sunday.

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TheDoubleLetterThief
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Yay! Love a Patrick Ness book. Discovered that this existed just the other day, so keen as to dive in. A Monster Calls was brilliant and I loved the Chaos Walking Trilogy. Any other fans out there? Fave Ness Read?

Joanne1 Me! Me! 2y
Victoria_Clyne Me too! 2y
Oryx He is excellent. Saw him speak once, and met him at the signing. He was lovely! I love Chaos walking. 2y
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Reggie
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Adam Thorn, a gay youth about to start his senior year of high school, is about to have one of the most trying days of his life. His father is an evangelical preacher, he‘s going to a going away party for his ex, with his new bf, and there‘s tons more. Oh yeah, and between his chapters is a parallel ghost story that didn‘t make sense until the end. I loved this book and it was very emotional. My only complaint, it was too short. #TOBLonglist

TrishB Great review👍🏻 2y
Reggie @TrishB Thanks!!!! 2y
Dragon Stacking!👍😀🐉 2y
minkyb Sounds great! 2y
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Bundoolin
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Ouch

mdhughes72 True 2y
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HippieChickHomeschool
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Super fantastic day with my daughter and our besties at YallFest today!! Panels with just about every YA author you can think of- Angie Thomas, Becky Abertalli, Patrick Ness, Veronica Roth, Leigh Bardugo, Renée Ahdieh, Sabaa Tahir, Stephanie Garber, Victoria Aveyard, and on and on and on! Everyone should join me next year!

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Read66
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Am a big fan of Patrick Ness and found parts of this story absolutely heartbreaking and beautifully written. My one reservation was the mirror narrative/ghost story arc. I don't think it added to the main story and wasn't necessary. Still a recommendation though!

Reggie I just want to say he could have written 100 more pages. I thought this book was great but I wanted to know what was gonna happen when he went home. 2y
Read66 I liked the ending - and the ambiguity of it. Life was not going to suddenly become miraculously easier but he had true friends to help and talk to and he recognized that. 2y
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Monique
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This is my first time reading Patrick Ness and frankly I'm impressed. Ness manages to weave together two very different stories, having them touch occasionally but mostly remain separate, and then having it all come together in the end. I found it beautiful.

His writing style really gripped me and I enjoyed how the story flowed from one short chapter to the next.

Very much recommended.

Reggie I think he could have written 100 more pages. We got the release but I wanted to know what was gonna happen at home. 2y
Monique That‘s a fair criticism. I‘m a fan of open-ended endings but I also feel it‘s a sign of a good book if people reading it want to know what happens next! 😊 2y
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Monique
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Adding a couple books to my list

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lauralovesbooks1
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Adam is not having a good day. He hasn't quite dealt with his feelings for his ex-boyfriend and they are interfering with his relationship with his new boyfriend, who genuinely cares for him. He struggles to connect with and feel accepted by his evangelical family, and that's just the start of his day. Ness does an exceptional job of getting you inside Adam's head and those of his friends. (cont below)

lauralovesbooks1 First love, first sex, identity -- Ness hits it out of the park. Plus there is a bonus second storyline running through here that I absolutely loved. 2y
LectricSheep Sold! 👍🏻 2y
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amrsprout
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Mehso-so

Didn't love it. I wish I did. It was confusing at times.