Have you ever wished you could undergo some miraculous procedure that would remove unwanted memories from your mind? Even if the procedure could scramble your brain? Would it be worth the risk?
It's totally worth it to troubled teenager Aaron. There's plenty of bad stuff he wants to forget, but most of all, he wants to forget that he's... gay.
His survival may depend on it.
This book will break your heart into a million pieces as it demonstrates some of the horrid ramifications of homophobia and hatred. An author can bestow no greater gift upon his readers than to expand their sensibilities and evoke true empathy within them for people whose lives are different from their own, and this author delivers admirably.
Aaron's voice is raw and believable, as is the depiction of impoverished life in the projects, but it's his story that makes the greatest impression. A teenager's search for acceptance and love is a common literary theme, but few authors have nailed it so memorably. This may be considered a YA book, but I recommend it to anyone of any age. After all, understanding and empathy have no age limit.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (1 August 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781471175848
- ISBN-13: 978-1471175848
- ASIN: 1471175847
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
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Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
18,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #9745 in Teen & Young Adult