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But funnily enough I enjoyed the writing. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

However Nathan is very smart and he takes several courses with juniors. It is a story of two high school boys who discover love for one another in the rural South. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. As an atheist bordering the agnostic I am not one for Bible-reading and hymn-singing and boh forth.

There is a beautiful movie version of this book with a slightly altered ending and this too leaves a glimmer of hope. I read it in an hour and a half. The boys’ friendship, need for each other and Nathan’s sense of safety grimslye he is with Roy are important parts of the narrative.

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Just finished it and am trying to determine what I think. Abusive alcoholic father and weak Jesus-loving mom, the perfect parents for Nathan. I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to read it on my own.


And then maybe I would be happy with two teenagers who would be free from abuse and manipulation to explore their love. It is the kind of writing drea, reminds me of shimmering summer heat but underneath is the stuff of nightmares, utter darkness, desperation and horror. That’s why I couldn’t stop reading.

Jan 20, Irissska rated it really liked it Recommends it for: By turns rambling and precious, the narrative becomes incoherent by the end. I much prefer the book ending to the film ending. Patroclus remains the narrator even after he dies. Everything shimmered with the fragility of first love but shattered into pieces with the violence. I treasured each moment when they were together. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I am perturbed that the character jkm “died” was somehow “alive” and that they ran away.

If anyone wants to bounce grimzley about it, here’s a willing participant! But still I am not sure that the ending is a happy one.

His mother is like an invisible apparition in his life, turning her head the other way as if everything in the house is alright when in actuality it is like a prison camp.

It deals with trauma, torture, incest and molestation. It was a very heavy read, there was so much tension everywhere, at all times By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

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It seems to be clinical, Just finished it and am trying to determine what I drdam. I also ‘loved’ that Nathan’s parents were just Mom and Dad.


It was a page turner! This is clearly not the first time it has happened and helps explain Nathan’s desire to escape from his family. I know that the hiddeness of the relationship was probably about the fact that it was a gay ijm but the power differential and the way in which Roy had control left me feeling uncomfortable.

For me he is just dead.

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Algonquin Books; 1st edition January 9, Language: The fact that they never said “I love you” to each other. It isn’t portrayed in any detail but gfimsley is implied in the actions and words of the characters. Jim’s first novel, Winter Birdswas published by Algonquin Books in Only needed to turn the pages. I didn’t like this story at all.


Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I didn’t like this story even though I gave it three stars. Die grimsleu slot herinner aan E. If I missed any other part of the relationship, forgive me, but literally all I could get out of this couple is that they were fuck buddies and I hadn’t read a single thing that wasn’t about either of them getting turned on.