Release by Patrick Ness
Patrick Ness’s superb new novel ‘Release’ is set over just one day in seventeen year old Adam Thorn’s life. Needless to say he’s possibly having both the worst and the best day of his life. A highly likeable teen, Adam sees his ‘real family’ as his friends, particularly his outspoken best friend Angela and her accepting family- a far cry from Adam own orthodox Christian parents who have their own agenda, particularly in regards to Adam and his older brother Marty.
Over the course of just one day we progress through fear, confrontation, awakening love, sexual harassment, loyalty, brotherly love, parental boundaries and so much more. Patrick Ness is one of YA’s most powerful authors, this book cements him as a very special author. Hardcover book
Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books