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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Glass House by Suki Fleet

The Glass House by Suki Fleet
Gay Young Adult
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press (April 16, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634763564
ISBN-13: 978-1634763561
Amazon: The Glass House
Amazon Kindle: The Glass House

At seventeen, Sasha is a little lost and a lot lonely. He craves friendship and love, but although he’s outwardly confident, his self-destructive tendencies cause problems, and he pushes people away. Making sculptures out of the broken glass he collects is the only thing that brings him any peace, but it's not enough, and every day he feels himself dying a little more inside. Until he meets Thomas.

Thomas is shy but sure of himself in a way Sasha can't understand. He makes it his mission to prove to Sasha that he is worthy of love and doesn't give up even when Sasha hurts him. Little by little Sasha begins to trust Thomas. And when Sasha is forced to confront his past, he realizes accepting the love Thomas gives him is the only way to push back the darkness.

Beautifully written coming of age story.  Deep first person account of finding one's self with help from an unexpected person. 

This is a well written story that grabbed my attention from the beginning. Be aware however that if you read this story it is full of angst.  Many times I wondered if  this book would end well but I am glad I had the chance to read it.

I rated this highly primarily because of the subject matter and the way the characters evolved throughout the story. Both characters changed and grew as a couple and as individuals. This wasn't a love story where one person was the focus and the other was there to move the story along.

What an emotional story! This book is heart-wrenching. Everything about the book felt real to me, and I read on hoping against hope for a happy ending that never felt guaranteed. Recommended!

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