REVIEW | Release by Patrick Ness

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release patrick nessSynopsis: 

Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches…

Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father that changes everything. It’s a day of confrontation, running, sex, love, heartbreak, and maybe, just maybe, hope. He won’t come out of it unchanged. And all the while, lurking at the edges of the story, something extraordinary and unsettling is on a collision course.

Trigger Warnings: 

  • Sexual abuse/assault
  • Homophobia
  • Abusive parents

Review: 

I’ll just be honest here, I don’t know how to review this book. It was short, yes, and I think it happened over the course of 24 hours but…

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