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Amelia, Glossopdale School

Release

Release is an incredible piece of literature.
Adam Thorn is a gay teenage boy living in a heavily Christian family, who think he might be "a bit Gay?" He must negotiate his way through life, as well, himself. This story is set through one day of his upside down life. From finding out that his perfect older brother got a girl, who was not his girlfriend, pregnant, to being sexually harassed by his manager at work, to coming out properly to his parents and finally, finding out his best friend is moving away for senior year. Well we all have bad days don't we?
My favourite character in this story is Angela, Adam's best friend, as she will protect him from everything. They have done everything together and they swear nothing will break there friendship.
My least favourite character is Wade, Adams manager, as he takes advantage of Adam by threatening to fire him if he doesn't give Wade what he wants.
I fell in love with the clever way this book is written, how Patrick Ness managed to fit so much incredible detail into one day.
I would recommend this book to people over the age of 13 as it is a little bit graphic.
This must be one of the best Carnegie books I have read yet!

Posted on: 11th May 2018 at 12:33 pm

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