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  1. says:

    Just when I tell myself I’m never going to read another book about teenagers ever again I find just the right emo high school tale that sucks me right in These kids have troubles but they’re also real they drink and smoke weed and have extracurricular sex Their families are fucked up and as much as Lock and West like each other they have to work through their respective problems before they get to have their happy ending Anyway I liked this a lot I woulda liked this a lot when I was in high school too Never say never kids


  2. says:

    That got angsty Still very good YA read Easy flow good voice LOVED the lists and notes opening the chapters Funny AND emotional 3


  3. says:

    45 StarsIt’s obvious Alexander C Eberhart did not set out to write a fluffy teen romance when he penned Lock West He absolutely succeeded in not doing that The characters who’ve lent their name to the title of this Young Adult novel carry some baggage that should cause you to heed the warning in the blurb The instances of sexual abuse mentioned include rape off page attempted rape on page with ongoing physical intimidation and assault that readers witness firsthand There is also an instance of attempted suicide and discussions of past attempted suicide that affect Lock directly and indirectly so again don’t treat this as Young Adult lite if you should choose to read itAll that said this is some impactful YA fiction that treats its characters and the issues they face with a brutal honesty and unflinching respect and I was deeply moved by them and their story The teenagers are not cookie cutter imitations of high schoolers; they act their age rather than like kids mimicking adults which is a pet peeve of mine so I appreciated that They do face some tough issues however that would make me uestion my own strength and courage The adults in the story are neither all good nor all bad West’s parents are garbage though I did end up giving his sister Claire a mental fist bump after one pivotal scene and liked her through to the end Lock’s family situation is entirely complicated as well but we get some positive reinforcements from West’s best friend Chels’s parents and from Lock’s Aunt Jill—though she’s got her own secrets which held conseuences for his family The secrets both Lock and West hold close to the chest whether they are family related or of a personal nature are the architects of burden The weight of their struggles presents differently but the demands on them beg eually for some type of order in the chaos and justice for their sorrows For Lock that order comes with the need to enumerate things when he’s anxious while for West the toll is much greater presenting through an eating disorder that allows him the illusion of having control over his body There were some insightful analogous moments through the story in the way Lock’s and West’s lives are so divergent and yet run so many parallels but none is so poignant or pointed as the tragi comedy mask that West wears and tries desperately to cling to before everything begins to unravel This novel is no doubt angsty but I would not say that the angst is at all gratuitous This is a book that someone anyone could pick up and see themselves in if not directly at least in part because Eberhart draws on the deep well of the human condition to craft a story with heart soul and resonance


  4. says:

    Fiv☆ing excellent Likable and believable characters deal with some dark shit but without becoming depressing I'm not going to try write a coherent or reasoned review This is much like The Art of Starving or Last Seen Leaving than Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda which it seems is how I prefer my gay YA content because I really loved this one tooThe main couple's parents are not the perfect accepting fantasy parents that show up in a lot of YA I am usually not here for family conflict or coming out rejection and there's some pretty brutal mother son stuff on one side but it didn't dominate the story or make me too uncomfortable Warnings for rape cheating eating and other mental health issues family conflict and suicideThings that did kind of nag at me a bit Lock definitely comes off as non neurotypical but this isn't really addressed in the text Which I guess you could take as either a good or a bad thing I'm undecided Also Lock is POC but apart from one single mention of his skin tone and a maybe 3 sentence exchange where someone asks him directly I don't think I'd have figured that out had I not been aware of it going inAnyhow it's awesome and it's going on the favorites shelf


  5. says:

    i'm sick of gay suffering and how inescapable it is how people seem to believe we're unable to exist without out how it's the only defining thing of our existence i'm sick of how we're tortured even in fiction i'm sick of not being able to experience something warm and sweet without being gutted beforehand every story is the same ripping us to shreds like we can't be relatable without it i just want One story without the heartache and the pain and the assault and the hatred i just want one story where we can be okay but it seems even our own community can't give us that so i guess we're just fucking doomed


  6. says:

    Trigger Warnings This book and review contain sensitive topics Mentions of eating disorders sexual assault and suicide are included Please read at your own discretion I'm a sucker for emotional stories I love when a story can make me feel a thousand things all at once When a story can make me laugh and cry in the same page have me on the edge of my chair metaphorically of course because in the middle of a mid west winter I'm reading from the comfort of my bed wanting when a story hits me with something raw and real and I feel a connection unlike any other with a characterI love those types of stories This was one for meWhen I saw the promotional teasers the uote above I knew that I'd love this book It was kind of like love at first sight but one sided because books don't feel things they just make you feel things I immediately connected with both Lock and West but mostly Lock and his social anxiety and lack of crazy life experiences Not to say his life hasn't been crazy but I'll let you read and find out about that for yourselfI started reading at about 2pm today and finished it at almost 7pm I took 1 break to grab a snack promptly realized that this book would have me on a roller coaster similar to that of the one I was on when I read The Fault in Our Stars laugh one line cry the next back to laughing and maybe spitting out your snack and decided against the snack It'd slow me down anywaysThroughout the story there are both subtle and not so subtle references to Donald Trump Twilight and even Demi Lovato The pop culture and political statements were perfectly entwined and not only did they remind me that I was reading something set in the real world I'm usually a fantasyparanormal fan but they shed some light on the author's stances on things and I loved getting to see bits and pieces tossed inOne of my favorite things were the little hints of inside looks at the publishing process Throughout the book you see comments from a few different characters about editing formatting and writing One of the 2 main characters has a passion for storytelling and we get to see this in the way he views the world and weaves it into a work in progressThere are some super intense moments in this book Bombs were dropped One of them I definitely saw coming but the other 2 caught me completely by surprise This is where the trigger warnings come in and while the mentions of suicide weren't intensely graphic they were still written in detail and you knew exactly what was going onOn the other hand the mentions of sexual assault were than just mentions and yes there is a disclaimer from the publisher to warn on the potential triggers but I'll say right now despite the fact that there are a few graphic scenes I personally wasn't affected by them Which means that again the author did something right I was able to read it and feel what the character felt but it didn't send me into a panic or trigger me personallyLastly the mention of an eating disorder is brought up a few times as it affects one of our characters and honestly minor spoiler here it was a much needed element because a lot of times in YA literature we don't see eating disorders in male characters The truth of the matter is that in the United States at least 10 million males are affected by some type of eating disorder at some point in their lives and this representation in the book is goodOverall this is a beautifully written novel with wonderful LGBT representation painfully accurate portrayal of various mental health and social issues and it made me feel so many things it was hard to know where to begin Lock West collided during the messiest times in their lives and they have to come to terms with things they didn't want to come to terms with It's hard its painful and it's raw Eberhart's ability to make me feel everything they were feeling while they felt it and even after the book was over was magicalYou can also view my review on grandgalaxyreviewswordpresscom


  7. says:

    This book is nothing but perfect Fell in love with the characters from the very first two chapters until the endThis book is so much than just a gay love story It'll definitely make you laugh a thousand times all the characters are hilarious but it'll make you cry tooLock and West both have a messed up life but they fit perfectly together


  8. says:

    I rarely if ever write book reviews but for this one I just had to because it is really exceptional and close to home for me There are a lot of heavy subjects in this book but it never seems forced because the characters have depth and you get real insights about how they feel Some parts might be kind of hard to read which just goes to show what a great job he did writing this book Especially noteworthy is the fact how the topic of eating disorders is handled Alexander really captures the fact how eating disorders are often intertwined with other problems and how it is not just about being thin but about getting control of your life This book is going to stay with me uite some time I already now that I will be re reading it often I already liked There goes sunday school but with this book you can really see the progression as an author I'm excited to to read whatever comes next


  9. says:

    Lachlan Westley 325 stars This book has been sitting on my kindle for a long time Finally got to it The story was not so much about a relationship but about the boys themselves and the twist and turn life throws at them Yes there was a bit of romance but it took a backseat to all their personal dramaOverall an okay read


  10. says:

    First of all don't let the length of this novel deter you This is the shortest 500 page read you'll cruise throughThe drama and there's loads of it in Lock's life AND in West's is enough to fill three novels This turns out to be a good thing as it keeps you reading these short chapters told in their alternating voicesBuffering the angst are some amazing friends and family members in both of the main characters' lives And the hope for a true relationship between Lock and West looms on the horizon as an antidote to all the turmoil in their HotatlantaThere is a folksiness to the novels of Alexander C Eberhart That tone creates a safety net for the tightropes that each of these young men must walk a promise of sweetness in the sawdust And while lack of trust prevents Lock and West from asking for help for loooooooong stretches and can be off putting it is believable Eberhart has become a must read for me


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Lock West

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D secrets so many secrets Beneath the surface of West’s perfect existence is a pain he’s buried so deep a million therapists couldn’t unearth it and he’s determined to keep it that way He’s an actor He can act normal But then there’s Lock Sometimes Two Wrongs Can Be Right They don’t fit Their lives are eual but opposite disasters and the universe just keeps throwing obstacles in their path Every time. i'm sick of gay suffering and how inescapable it is how people seem to believe we're unable to exist without out how it's the only defining thing of our existence i'm sick of how we're tortured even in fiction i'm sick of not being able to experience something warm and sweet without being gutted beforehand every story is the same ripping us to shreds like we can't be relatable without it i just want One story without the heartache and the pain and the assault and the hatred i just want one story where we can be okay but it seems even our own community can't give us that so i guess we're just fucking doomed Breaking into Information Security: Learning the Ropes 101 perfect existence is a Men in Kilts pain he’s buried so deep a million therapists couldn’t unearth it and he’s determined to keep it that way He’s an actor He can act normal But then there’s Lock Sometimes Two Wrongs Can Be Right They don’t fit Their lives are eual but opposite disasters and the universe just keeps throwing obstacles in their The Killing Of Katie Steelstock path Every time. i'm sick of gay suffering and how inescapable it is how Birthday people seem to believe we're unable to exist without out how it's the only defining thing of our existence i'm sick of how we're tortured even in fiction i'm sick of not being able to experience something warm and sweet without being gutted beforehand every story is the same ripping us to shreds like we can't be relatable without it i just want One story without the heartache and the Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything pain and the assault and the hatred i just want one story where we can be okay but it seems even our own community can't give us that so i guess we're just fucking doomed

free download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Alexander C. Eberhart

They are together they find it harder to say goodbye harder to keep their secrets harder not to lean on each other But for this relationship to have a fighting chance the two must stop trying to re write the past and start figuring out how to build a future together Warning This book deals with content which some readers may find disturbing such as eating disorders past sexual abuse and post traumatic stress disord. Lachlan Westley 325 stars This book has been sitting on my kindle for a long time Finally got to it The story was not so much about a relationship but about the boys themselves and the twist and turn life throws at them Yes there was a bit of romance but it took a backseat to all their personal dramaOverall an okay read Men in Kilts past and start figuring out how to build a future together Warning This book deals with content which some readers may find disturbing such as eating disorders The Killing Of Katie Steelstock past sexual abuse and Birthday post traumatic stress disord. Lachlan Westley 325 stars This book has been sitting on my kindle for a long time Finally got to it The story was not so much about a relationship but about the boys themselves and the twist and turn life throws at them Yes there was a bit of romance but it took a backseat to all their Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything personal dramaOverall an okay read

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Note To Self Just Don’t Be Weird Lock is awkward He can’t make eye contact counts when he’s nervous and has to remind himself several times a day how ‘normal’ teens behave Homeschooled most of his life he’s resigned himself to a friendless existence at his new Atlanta high school Until he meets West List Of Reasons Why My Life Is A Mess How Much Time Do You Have West has everything Looks Talent Money An. 45 StarsIt’s obvious Alexander C Eberhart did not set out to write a fluffy teen romance when he penned Lock West He absolutely succeeded in not doing that The characters who’ve lent their name to the title of this Young Adult novel carry some baggage that should cause you to heed the warning in the blurb The instances of sexual abuse mentioned include rape off page attempted rape on page with ongoing physical intimidation and assault that readers witness firsthand There is also an instance of attempted suicide and discussions of past attempted suicide that affect Lock directly and indirectly so again don’t treat this as Young Adult lite if you should choose to read itAll that said this is some impactful YA fiction that treats its characters and the issues they face with a brutal honesty and unflinching respect and I was deeply moved by them and their story The teenagers are not cookie cutter imitations of high schoolers; they act their age rather than like kids mimicking adults which is a pet peeve of mine so I appreciated that They do face some tough issues however that would make me uestion my own strength and courage The adults in the story are neither all good nor all bad West’s parents are garbage though I did end up giving his sister Claire a mental fist bump after one pivotal scene and liked her through to the end Lock’s family situation is entirely complicated as well but we get some positive reinforcements from West’s best friend Chels’s parents and from Lock’s Aunt Jill—though she’s got her own secrets which held conseuences for his family The secrets both Lock and West hold close to the chest whether they are family related or of a personal nature are the architects of burden The weight of their struggles presents differently but the demands on them beg eually for some type of order in the chaos and justice for their sorrows For Lock that order comes with the need to enumerate things when he’s anxious while for West the toll is much greater presenting through an eating disorder that allows him the illusion of having control over his body There were some insightful analogous moments through the story in the way Lock’s and West’s lives are so divergent and yet run so many parallels but none is so poignant or pointed as the tragi comedy mask that West wears and tries desperately to cling to before everything begins to unravel This novel is no doubt angsty but I would not say that the angst is at all gratuitous This is a book that someone anyone could pick up and see themselves in if not directly at least in part because Eberhart draws on the deep well of the human condition to craft a story with heart soul and resonance