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I am Cal Adams – what does that mean?

Sixteen years old.
Black hair.
Blue eyes.
Short.
Gay.

For Cal, coming out is explosive, but that is nothing compared to the fallout from his family, friends and foes. When events in Cal's life reach critical, he is shaken to his core. Can he rely on his loved ones to help avoid meltdown?

'A devastatingly raw reminder that some LGBTQ+ kids sti
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Paperback, First Edition, 336 pages
Published June 18th 2020 by UCLan Publishing
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Andrew
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A dark and intense rollercoaster of a read that gripped me by the throat and refused to let go!

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***Book given by UK publisher in exchange for an honest review/reaction***

When Cal comes out to his family, he doesn’t expect it to be so explosive. He doesn’t expect his mum to be rushed to hospital or his dad to attack him in the hospital. But the fall out is nothing from the spiral his life takes when it comes to his friends, family and his bullies at school.

But whe
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Katharine Corr
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to be given a proof of Fall Out by the publisher, and I loved it. The book deals with some dark themes - please be aware if you're likely to be triggered by descriptions of hate crimes and self-harm - but it was wonderful to follow Cal's journey towards self-acceptance. The scene where he comes out at school (and the follow up where his mum gives the headteacher what for) is priceless. The pacing is good and there are some great characters. I really rooted for Cal, but I also ...more
Amy
May 10, 2020 added it
Review to Come but I really liked it...

I was really excited when I was asked to review Fall Out as I was really interested in the plot to see where it was going to go. I was therefore surprised when I saw how dark that it got but I think that it was made so important.

I was surprised at how dark the book was which I don't think that I was expecting. This was because Fall Out was not afraid to go there and tackles so much that LGBTQIA+ story doesn't often tell (that I have read). In the first coup
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Jessica
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, lgbt
Thank you to the author, C.G. Moore, for sending me a copy!

I really liked this book, though it was different to the LGBT+ stories I usually read. It's a coming out story that deals with homophobia and bullying as well as the adverse affects these have on someone's mental health. It is incredibly driven by the characters and their journeys, taking you through both the dark times and the good, and I really liked the character development throughout. 

When Cal comes out, he faces backlash and homoph
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Tony Brown
Jan 31, 2021 rated it liked it
A fantastic acceptance and coming-of-age story.

For Cal, coming out is explosive, but that is nothing to the fallout from his family, friends and foes. When events in Cal's life reach critical, he is shaken to his core. Can he rely on his loved ones to help him avoid a meltdown?

I really really enjoyed this, and want to rate it higher than I am. It was brilliant, but it was so hard-hitting that some parts of it were very difficult to read. The book deals with homophobia, depression, self-harm, bu
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Tony DeHaan
Jul 28, 2020 rated it liked it
It starts as a standard novel: teenage boy is gay, his mother hates it, his father detests him, he is bullied at school, but he has (of course...) a female friend whom he can tell everything. So far nothing new. But somewhere in this novel there is a turning point, somehow the story gets better, more interesting, more engrossing, for at one point Cal (the main character) is spiraling into a depression and with a razor starts to cut himself. And the book has an open ending: will Cal survive or no ...more
Katina Wright
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sixteen-year-old Cal’s attempt at coming-out to his mum does not go to plan. In fact, it is a disaster he could not have foreseen. Add to this a couple of cringeworthy distressing dates and constant abuse from bullies at school, and soon Cal begins to feel overwhelmed. In ‘Fall Out’ C.G. Moore explores emotive themes but, through Cal’s compelling narrative voice he handles them with honesty and humour. I quickly cared about Cal and became fully invested in his journey. The mix of conflict and fu ...more
Alan Gorman
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fun read that shows the up's and downs throughout Cal's life as he learns to accept himself. It's an easy to pick up and read book, perfect for lunchtime readings or bus journey's as chapters tend to be quite short making it easy to keep track of where you are but by no means is it a short book!

Plenty of world building and with the expectation of the love interest story line a very real and true to life experience about coming out to family and how it isn't always a smooth ride. Enjoyable book
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