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Leave Myself Behind by Bart Yates
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Apr 01, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: lgbt, favorites

Re-Read during the Great Blackout of Aught Eight...

The fact that I re-read this should tell you how much I love it. I NEVER re-read fiction! This book has definitely found its way into my personal "Top 5."

Protagonist Noah tries to hold his life together and finds love--all while his family and home (both literally and figuratively) are crumbling around him. The character of Noah speaks and acts like a real teenager, and handles his newfound attraction to neighbor J.D. in much the same manner. No stylized, overly-precious hyper-aware teenage caricature here!

A quote:
"...true intimacy is really just the run of the mill, day to day stuff that happens without thinking. Thousands of simple, meaningless, comfortable ways you can be close to someone, never dreaming how shitty you'll feel when you wake up one morning with all of it gone."
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