My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In the wake of the post-9/11 sniper shootings, fragile love finds a stronghold in this intense, romantic novel from the author of Break and Invincible Summer.
It's a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge and trying to make sense of these random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives.
Craig's crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him...and if he'll do it again...and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody.
Lio feels most alive when he's with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable...and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk.
This intense, romantic novel from the author of Break and Invincible Summer is a poignant look at what it is to feel needed, connected, and alive.
This is the first LGBT I've ever read and I have to say that it was actually weird at first.
I read it anyway because it's not that bad to become open to things you haven't done yet.
I gave it a 3 for the following reasons:
4 for CREATIVITY AND UNIQUENESS - This is because writing an LGBT must be as difficult as writing a 7-book series and I have to say that Moskowitz did a great job in making this possible. I have to give her some credit for that. This book somehow teaches people how understand stuff about the "third sex" especially for teenagers like Lio, Craig and Cody. It brings readers deep into the minds and feelings of these kids and into their life experiences, and difficulties. It kind of opened a door to readers where we can peak into Lio and Craig's coping on losing people they love, moving on, fearing death and finding new love.
2 for CONFUSION - why? because I was confused. I was actually expecting some kind of a twist because it was a mystery to me how Craig's animal suddenly disappear but there was no twist. They just disappeared and was recovered one by one. Call me silly for rooting for the twist and mystery(maybe I've read too many suspense/mystery books) but I just didn't understand the connection. Maybe it has something to do with "losing, fighting and finding" but I'm not sure and I really don't want to give stars when I'm confuse. And Craig is such a tease. It was obvious that he is into Lio but he still kept gabbing about how he still loves Cody when what I think is that he just feels sorry and guilty for Cody.
So I took the average and I came with a 3.
My personal thoughts - I think, Hannah's character in GGG are all confused. They're young but are already facing losses and I think it's what makes them confused about themselves. They're more confused than I am. ha-ha
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