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.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Hannah Moskowitz wrote her first novel, Break, during her junior year of high school and her second novel, Invincible Summer, before becoming prom queen. She is now a college student at the University of Maryland. She can’t cook, likes to play dress-up, and has never broken a bone. Learn more at UntilHannah.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Really loved this one. It's probably time for a re-read. I loved the vibe of falling in love during a tragedy, but like all of Hannah Moskowitz's books, there was almost too much tragedy. Her books have a tendency to have a LOT of tragic/dramatic elements, and at times, it feels like a bit much. I really loved this one. It's just not quite 5* for me. But if you want intensity and a great LGBT romance with diverse characters and an interracial relationship, this one is it.
In this sometimes sweet, sometimes nerve-wracking novel, Moskowitz takes the reader back to the time of the Beltway snipers, reliving (for adult readers) the terror of not knowing who would be shot next. But the story is more about the budding relationship of Craig and Lio. Craig, whose previous boyfriend is institutionalized after his dad's death on 9/11, who can't say no to a stray animal, who seems a bit whiney but you can't help feel for as he frantically searches for his animals. Lio, a two-time survivor--of cancer and as the one twin in his family who is still liviing. Each chapter alternates between the voices of the two protagonists. I can see this as popular for both teen boys as girls, as Craig and Lio have that push-pull of most relationships, coming together, pushing each other away, finding their way back to each other. There is quite a bit of language which makes the book most appropriate for older teens (ages 13+).
Great storyline, plot, and ending. it was a book that was made for me!
I give it 5/5