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Release was a very cleverly written book where Ness uses a sub-plot to connect the character. It is based around Adam, whose family is very strongly Catholic, and who therefore oppose same sex marriage. Adam is gay and has had two relationships with boys; he also has a best friend called Angela. The book revolves around one day of his life and the events that occur. The subplot involves a girl who was murdered by her boyfriend and her spirit trying to find out what actually happened that night she died.
Patrick Ness presents Adam as a very emotional character but also makes it easy for the reader to sympathise with him. By the end of the book I had developed a relationship with Adam and when he was hurt it genuinely made me feel bad. I also think it’s a very clever and present book in the sense that it explores the stereotypes regarding homosexuality in young people.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book. However, I do think the sub-plot was confusing and irrelevant… but, overall, I really enjoyed it :)

Posted on: 16th April 2018 at 02:22 pm

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