Release by Patrick Ness
I’ve been eyeing this book for quite a while now and every time I go to a book store, I always see this book and consider buying it, so should I?
Here’s the blurb: Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches…
Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father that changes everything. It’s a day of confrontation, running, sex, love, heartbreak, and maybe, just maybe, hope. He won’t come out of it unchanged. And all the while, lurking at the edges of the story, something extraordinary and unsettling is on a collision course.
I have a love-hate relationship with Patrick Ness’ books. Some I love and adore, some I just leave on my desk sitting there, out of boredom. However, after reading many reviews it seems quite popular amongst others.
What do you think I should do? Buy it and read it, or leave it?