elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Kamikaze Boys by Jay Bell

For most part of the novel I was almost believing this was a sweet romance; not since the main character didn’t make love, they do, even if there are not graphic details, but since it seemed like a fairy tale story, everything and everyone was positive and supporting to the newborn teenager couple, David and Connor.

Sure, Connor comes from the wrong side of the city, but he is basically a good guy, his mother is doing the best to raise his brother and him, and Connor is helping her; Connor’s father is momentarily addicted to pain medication, but as soon as he realizes Connor and his family need him, he is ready to change path and take the right turn. On the other side David had some trouble accepting his parents’s divorce, but now that he is living with his father, he has the full support of the man, even when he came out; his father has no issue at all to talk to David about his homosexuality, and actually, to me it seemed that David was the one with some reticence. When David and Connor got together, it’s easy and sweet, and both families support them.

And so, where is the climax? Well, just let say that both David and Connor will do stupid mistakes due to their naiveté and maybe, why not, since they were too much loved. Their world, for how much simple and suburban life, it was a little too perfect, and they were not ready for the real life. They were thinking to start anew, and everything was there for them, waiting to be picked without struggle. That was wrong, in that way, they would have been apart in less than one year. They needed to feel that what they were obtaining was deserved and desired, that they had to fight for it. I think what they went through was a test destiny was making them take, and yes, that was the right thing to do.

Amazon: Kamikaze Boys
Amazon Kindle: Kamikaze Boys
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1468198149
ISBN-13: 978-1468198140

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Tags: author: jay bell, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: coming of age

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