What I liked of this novel is that the two guys are young and yes, also scared by these new feelings that somehow they are not able to understand. Nicu is probably the one who is stronger in his beliefs, even if he is not as physically strong as Lucius. Lucius is stubborn and scared of letting his heart open, but he is not a bad guy; I had the feeling he had a lot of growing to do considering an emotional evolution, but with a little push on the right direction, I was sure he was able to reach it.
The novel is the first in a series, Family of Misfits, and while I really liked Ali’s characters, and it will be interesting to read his story, what I’m really looking forward is Manny’s ones. From what I understood, Manny has some mental issues, he is naïve like a child, but he is fully grown for everything else; that story will be a delicate one to write, but if done in the right way, it will be so good.
Another interesting point is the modern society where this family is living, a Canadian small town where humans and paranormal creatures are living together, mostly in harmony.
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Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (June 22, 2012)
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