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...
November 18, 2017
4 stars! I really enjoyed this read. It takes some important topics that are rarely discussed in YA, and in society in general. There were a few elements I didn't enjoy as much, but overall, Release is an important novel a wide variety of people should read.
CW: homomisia (homophobia), sexual ha...
September 21, 2017
One of a kind novel set over the course of one day. Boys talking about love, beauty, sex, beautiful sex, a ghost, and so much more.
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.
September 26, 2017
Patrick Ness' new book, Release, is essentially two completely different novels in one. The core story is absolutely wonderful, thought-provoking and emotional, funny and sweet, and it reaffirmed why I am such a fan of Ness' writing. While I think I understood the point of the second story, I do...
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!...
December 01, 2017
OK, another YA coming of age story. I am not sure when it became interesting. Suddenly, I want to know what happens to these people.
The main characters father is a conservative minister but, notably light handed as such.
I wasn't sure why the ghost of “dead woman in a drowned dress” kept showing u...
November 10, 2017
I AM SO GLAD I FINALLY READ THIS. I adored the writing and the characters so much. However....... while I did really, really enjoy the main story of this book, I was mega confused by the secondary ghost queen plot line thing. Like. Huh? I think a re-read is in order to better grasp what that had...