Author: Patrick Ness
Also by this author: The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Publication date: September 19th 2017
Inspired by Judy Blume’s Forever and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, this novel by award-winning author Patrick Ness is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance—and what happens when the walls we build start coming down.
Adam Thorn doesn’t know it yet, but today will change his life.
Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam’s life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn’t he?) and his best friend, Angela.
But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam’s life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release.
From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a raw, darkly funny, and deeply affecting story about the courage it takes to live your truth.
Reasons RELEASE by Patrick Ness is on the tippy-top of my To Be Read list:
1) It’s inspired by Mrs. Dalloway, my favorite novel by my favorite author Virginia Woolf. Like, on my top 5 favorite books of ALL TIME.
2) It’s written by Patrick Ness, King of Cats, YA author extraordinaire of gems like The Rest of Us Just Live Here, A Monster Calls, and the soul destroying The Knife of Never Letting Go. Oh yeah, and he also wrote Class, the Doctor Who spinoff.
3) Reading a Ness book is always about pushing the envelope in some way – either through form or content. This one sounds like ALL THE FEELS.
Is RELEASE on your TBR? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know and I’ll stop by!
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.
I hadn’t heard of this one until now, but it will be on my list to order for my school library. Great pick!
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