Books On Our Radar: The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis

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Books On Our Radar: The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis is firmly on my radar. I love this cover, it is simple, yet enticing. But the bulk of my interest is in the synoposis. I have a feeling this book is going to be hard to read, and damn sad. It seems that many books want to break me, but I just keep reading them. Evan’s parents aren’t good people, at least Evan finds solace in his art. His best friend Henry seems to be Evan’s rock, and helping him understand that he is more than what his mother thinks of him…a disappointment. You know I will be reading through my tears when The Dangerous Art of Blending In releases this January 30th, but in the meantime, add it to your TBR!

 

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis

Category: Young Adult, Contemporary, GLBT
Publication: January 30th, 2018; Balzer + Bray
Purchase: Amazon

Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend Henry has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer.

Tired, isolated, scared—Evan’s only escape is drawing in an abandoned church that feels as lonely as he is. And, yes, he kissed one guy over the summer. But it’s his best friend Henry who’s now proving to be irresistible. It’s Henry who suddenly seems interested in being more than friends. And it’s Henry who makes him believe that he’s more than his mother’s harsh words and terrifying abuse. But as things with Henry heat up, and his mother’s abuse escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by avoiding attention at all costs.

 

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