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We'll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss
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Oh, guys. Guys. This book absolutely broke me. We know from the beginning that something bad happened. We don't know what or why, but we know that Luke is writing letters from prison (and, even more than that, from Death Row) and we know he's guilty of whatever sent him there. 

The bulk of the book is a slow buildup of dread. The big reveal isn't a surprise, per se, but it's still absolutely heartbreaking. And even though we know what's going to happen, I still spent the book hoping that maybe there'd be a different, happier ending.

This is definitely not for anyone.  There are happy moments, but the book is characterized by abuse (Toby's life) and neglect (Luke's). They plan to escape for college, but they've still got quite a ways to go before that happens. And then, of course, they each meet girls. It's an inexorable march to the end and both are trapped in their own circumstances.

Still, this is an amazing and powerful story. I hope you read it.
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Reading Progress

May 17, 2018 – Started Reading
May 17, 2018 – Shelved
May 19, 2018 – Finished Reading

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