wow!!! powerful, gripping, shocking.
well written, well executed. great pacing.
and i never saw it coming! no spoilers here, you are going to have to read this yourself!
what i liked . . .
great characters. depth and development was great.
the plot . . . holy cow! this is so wonderfully ORIGINAL. the details are fantastic.
the plot twists are shocking and most unexpected.
i laughed, i cried, i pleaded with characters . . .then, i cried some more. i rejoiced.
what didn't work for me . . .
nothing . . .can't think of what i would want to have been different . . .
ok, maybe it could have been longer, but ONLY because i didn't want it to come to an end . . .
it is an emotional one. the issues tackled in this work are tough on the heart strings and the mind.
nested in there is a commentary about marriage. same sex marriage. so often those who oppose marriage equality are under the bigoted delusion that the love and commitment shared in a same sex relationship is somehow different than a mixed sex relationship. the pain, stress, and anguish blaine feels when manny is missing is so palpable. so raw. anyone who has ever loved cannot help but be drawn in.
i knew from reviews/recommendations that the book was different . . . not a romance, but yes . . . i can't quite pick a genre for this . . .just a great story that was well executed. i look forward to more from this author. this was his debut book!
Update Sept, 2013....this has been optioned as a film!!!!!! Cannot wait to see this in theaters!!!!