This isn’t going to be your usual review. I don’t think I am worthy enough to review something that is as spectacular to read as this book was, by Dan Skinner. There are so many things that I want to say:
The reason I cried when I finished it.
The DEEP emotional bond I had with the characters.
I am thinking and typing at the same time, I just let the dog out and I came to a realization on how I wanted this to happen. This is going to be an unedited review, I am just going to put my thoughts out there and let it be the finished product, so don’t yell at me if it sounds like I am rambling.
As soon as I started reading this I came to the realization that this is not your typical M/M romance story, I believe it to be so much more. One of the reasons is the writing style, it reminded me of a time when writings were declared literature, a book you would find in your local library. With that being said I would want this novel hard bound. This is a story that I believe anyone would appreciate. It is about 2 young men finding love with each other while still in their early teens in a time of the late 60’s and moving into the 70’s. The author gives the couple trials and rewards. The story was wrote more autobiographical in the view of David.
Funny how a story can make you think while reading it. One of the thoughts that I had was; what if this was made mandatory reading in a grade when children begin to mature and their senses awaken to the opposite or same sex. This story would relay to them how sexual identity is not defined by society but it is something inherently born in you. The world would be a much more accepting place I believe if the words in this book were read by the masses. I should clarify something before someone questions sex. There are not any sexual scenes in this book, kissing yes, the insinuation of sex is sublime it barely registers.
You may think I am holding this book up to some unfathomable high, in a way you may be right, for me this book was so much more than what I was expecting. The author gave us a story of Love and if you don’t understand that after reading this you really did’t understand the book. I think this is enough said I believe I made my point on how I felt about this. If I could, I would send this out to everyone I know, that is how much I believe in it.
I know I rambled sorry, this was a raw review of what I thought immediately after finishing the book, so I am sure my emotions might be a little high. OK, I am finished. Thank you Dan Skinner for writing this.
Print Length: 292 pages
Publisher: Cerberus Inc. (July 9, 2013)
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