Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Three misfits, mismatched in every way—Henry Perkins, Brody Decker, and Danny Denisco—have been friends throughout high school. Now in their senior year, the boys realize their relationship is changing, that they’re falling in love. But they face opposition at every turn—from outside and from within themselves. Moving to the next level will take all the courage, understanding, and commitment they can muster. But it could happen.
Despite their differences, they’ve always had each other’s backs, and with each of them facing a new and unique set of challenges, that support is more important than ever. Is it worth risking the friendship they all depend on for the physical and romantic relationship they all desire?
Well, I was really excited about reading this book. After all, it isn’t everyday we find a young adult that is also a M/M/M. So, I had some expectations, but although the book wasn’t that bad, it wasn’t what I was expecting either.
Even though Brody, Henry and Danny had different personalities and background parents, they grew close throughout hight school and had helped each other dealing their problems. Brody was an adrenaline junkie with liberal parents. Danny was an insecurity artist, the target of bullies with an alcoholic mother. And Henry was a star athlete with a lot of pressure from his super religious parents. They had a close and strong friendship despite everything. It felt believable and I really connected with them as friends, but then they decided to try and to be more, and that I couldn’t buy.
When they decided to be boyfriends, it wasn’t for a romantic reason; it was just to deal with Danny’s insecurities. I didn’t like it. I mean, I didn’t, in any moment, feel like they had feelings for each other apart from friendship. The all “dating thing” was more like an agreedment than a real date. So I struggled with it. That was supose to be the main aspect of the story and unfortunitly it was flat and felt unreal.
I could relate with the characters as individual, though. I liked how the book was writen and how each character had his own voice. The story was told in the three MC’s point of view: Henry and Brody as writing a journal and Danny with poetry. That was interesting.
Although this one wasn’t what I was expecting and I didn’t could really relate with the relationship part, it wasn’t that bad. The book aborded great questions such as: religious parents, physic abuse, alcoholism, bullies, prejudice… and I liked these aspects of the book, even though those was superficial subjects in the story and could had been more developed.
The cover art by Aaron Anderson is generic and didn’t represent the book, but is a nice cover.
Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press |
Ebook: 200 pages
Publication: June 5th, 2017 by Dreamspinner Press