This book was not what I was expecting. I was expecting a YA m/m coming of age story and it is that but it is so much more. There are several threads running through this often times painful story but the underlying theme is love and the nature of love and in the end like love it was so worth it.
Harry’s father is a monster, not literally but a monster all the same. He knows what love is but has never experienced it or left himself open to it and it has colored his view on life and in turn he has made Harry’s life a living hell. Now at a new boarding school Harry has for the first time found a friend in his roommate brainy, gay comic book artist Antonin. Antonin has survived some traumatic childhood experiences and with his over-protective mother and extended family come out of it with a great and giving heart. Now Harry’s father wants to destroy all the light that has come into Harry’s world since he and Antonin have become friends. Will love concur all or will evil triumph?
I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review. This book will keep me thinking for a long time to come. Take nothing at face value and have a tissue handy. This book was at times emotionally tough to read but then there were moments of pure joy.
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