This book, the story of seventeen year-old Evan, is not an easy read. Evan is the victim of long-term physical and psychological abuse from his mother. He has survived by trying to be the perfect son and staying silent. But, Evan can no longer stay silent. Evan is gay and discovers that his long-term crush and best friend returns the feelings that Evan has been hiding for so long. Evan’s developing relationship with Henry escalates the violence he faces at home and he can no longer stay silent if he wants to survive.
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