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Emma Patton


Dependable, Young Adult, Gay, High School, Religion, Family, Breakups

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Book Review


It’s another day in the life of Adam Thorn, a gay teen who is exploring his sexuality and identity, all while living under the roof of his father, who is a close-minded preacher in their small town. Even though his parents know that Adam is gay, the family doesn't discuss it, as if Adam will just forget about it if they never bring it up. This is a complicated day for Adam, fraught with confrontations, shocking announcements, and also tremendous heartache. Adam has to figure out how to be his own biggest supporter in every aspect of his life. Adam learns that, even if he can't control who and what he loves, he can decide that some opportunities and people are better left unpursued. By the end of the day, Adam knows that things are going to start changing in ways he never would have expected before today, but he is confident that he can handle whatever comes his way.