Hi guys and welcome to ‘If you like this book, try this one!’ so let’s go!
IF YOU LIKED;
RELEASE BY PATRICK NESS
YOU’LL LIKE ;
Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend Henry has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer.
Tired, isolated, scared—Evan’s only escape is drawing in an abandoned church that feels as lonely as he is. And, yes, he kissed one guy over the summer. But it’s his best friend Henry who’s now proving to be irresistible. It’s Henry who suddenly seems interested in being more than friends. And it’s Henry who makes him believe that he’s more than his mother’s harsh words and terrifying abuse. But as things with Henry heat up, and his mother’s abuse escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by avoiding attention at all costs.
AND HERE’S WHY;
First of all, both are in my opinion, amazing novels. They both deal with a main character who is gay. Not only do both of these have some LGBTQIA+ rep ( as far as I can remember only Gay though ) they both deal with how this affects these two boys. so if you are a little put off by that idea, here’s a quick few trigger warnings for TDAOBI ( but honestly guys, it’s a heartbreakingly good book )
TRIGGER WARNING: continual abuse from a parent, scenes depicting such abuse, other parent ignores it, bullying due to sexuality, violence due to sexuality, older male coming onto a teen.
until next time,