dinsdag 17 november 2015
Author: PT Denys
Genre: YA LGBT Fiction
After a tragic accident devastates his family, 16-year-old Rick St. James starts his junior year of high school without any friends in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. When he meets Kevin Vincent, he’s too distracted by the promise of new friends to see that Kevin has secrets of his own.
Having created an environment where he’s feared and admired by his classmates, Kevin finds pleasure in using his good looks and violence to control and manipulate those around him. Secretly, he cruises the gay club scene, turning tricks to earn money so he can party and get high.
As Rick’s dad becomes increasingly violent and abusive at home, the two form a surprising and volatile trust. In this battle of wills, their precarious friendship will either keep their lives from blowing up around them or possibly light the fuse that will cause the explosion.
Review: Violence Begets... is surprisingly hard to review, mostly because it's just that good. Kevin and Rick both have their share of troubles, most of them related to violence. Their struggles are very realistic, and so is the way they react to it. I loved the friendship part between these very different characters who are yet both able to relate to each other , both of them shaped by their background and family. When friendship turned into something more, I think I fell in love with them. Excellent writing, amazing characters, loved this.