Read Release Online Free - Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume's Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It's a big day. Things go wrong. It's intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches...
Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father that changes everything. It's a day of confrontation, running, sex, love, heartbreak, and maybe, just maybe, hope. He won't come out of it unchanged. And all the while, lurking at the edges of the story, something extraordinary and unsettling is on a collision course.
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May 09, 2017
Who cared if he’d grow out of it? That didn’t make it any less true in those painful and euphoric days when it was happening. The truth was always now, even if you were young. Especially if you were young.
I am so torn. I'm not even sure how I feel about Release overall. It's like there are two...
May 12, 2017
“They're your parents. They're meant to love you because. Never in spite.”
Release was one of my most anticipated reads this year and one that I had preordered as soon as I had heard of it. Patrick Ness is one of the most taltented authors that I know. A Monster Calls was hauntingly beaut...
February 23, 2017
Wow. Just wow. I read this book in just a few short hours, completely transfixed from the first page. There's something very special about Patrick Ness's writing.
July 05, 2017
I’m not unfamiliar with Patrick Ness, which is why I expected this book to be strange, weird even, possibly befuddling. But it was actually very comprehensible and not out of the ordinary, if I don’t take in account the random revengeful ghost.
Having read neither Judy Bloom’s ‘‘Forever’’ nor Vir...
August 05, 2017
EDIT: I had to change my rating to 5 stars! It's been a few days and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. The format of this book and the way the story is told and how it comes so well together was just stunning and such a joy to read.
I just adore Patrick Ness so much!...
July 09, 2017
May 14, 2017
Patrick Ness has written what I think could be one of the most important YA fiction novels yet. In Release we meet Adam a young gay man dealing with the conflict of his sexuality and the religious values of his family. In the single day we follow his life we follow him as this conflict reaches a...
July 04, 2017
It's Patrick Ness, I shouldn't even be surprised to realize I loved this book so damn much.
I truly think this book is only about a few things : friendship, heartbreak, brotherhood, acceptance, and realizing blood doesn't mean family.
#F R I E N D S H I P
You could say I loved the friendship betwe...
June 15, 2017
This book was like two stories in one. At first, it seemed to me like the stories weren't really connected at all and the change from one story to the other felt like a disconnect. I felt that disconnect between the two right up until that amazing ending where the two stories overlappe...
June 04, 2017
It’s okay not to be okay, you know.
TW: sexual abuse, murder, homophobia (it’s kind of a dark book at times so just,, think before you pick it up)
2.5 stars. I have absolutely no idea how I feel about this book. It’s dark, gritty and confusing — but there’s something about it I liked all the same...