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Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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Aug 10, 2011

really liked it
Read in August, 2011

I hate to admit it, but I cried as I read this book on the train. The characters' breakthrough moments really affected me deeply. I don't have experience in situations like this, so I wasn't sure how to interpret the friendship between Zach and the older rehab patients (and therapist)--another reviewer said it hinted at child molestation because of the way it was written. I see the reviewer's point, and I got the same feeling, but it didn't take away from the book--I just thought it was my own uncomfortableness with men being open with their feelings. And who knows--maybe that happens more in rehab. I didn't love the ending--but I forgive because I liked the rest of the book so much.
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