I’ve been stalling on writing this review because this book gave me so many thoughts and feels that I don’t think I can even articulate them. But I also need to tell everyone to read it, so I’ll give it my best shot.
Giles and Aaron meet at a high school party in the laundry room. Aaron is the dark-haired dreamboat hiding from the crowd because he gets crippled by loneliness and depression. Giles is the goofy-looking guy avoiding a gay bashing from some jock looking to blame and shame. Giles offers to help Aaron escape, and then he takes Aaron to a drive-thru for food. This is all narrated by Aaron, and his reaction to someone being so sweet and nice is just heartbreaking. They have a sexual encounter by a lake — Aaron’s first — and then Giles drives Aaron home. [Read more…]