Thursday, December 17, 2009
Title and Author of book: A Year of Ice by Brian Malloy
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Genre: YA GLBT
Where did I get the book: My public Library
Who recommended this book to me? I heard about this book from reading Matt's blog A Guy's Moleskine Notebook. He always has the most eclectic tastes in books and I always come away in awe of his writing skills and of the complex novels he reads.
I'm always looking for well-written and HONEST gay/lesbian YA books. This one is both of those things and so much more. It's not just a story about a young man named Kevin who knows he's gay and just wants to find someone to love. It's about how his life is in such chaos since the death of his mother and finding out dark secrets about his father. It's about life and being a teenager on the brink of adulthood and feeling like you're ready to take on the world, but also wanting everything to stay the same and to remain safe. I loved every single word in this book and the ending wasn't quite what I expected, but I feel pretty confident that Kevin is going to find his "own" place in the world. For those of you that are participating in the GLBT Challenge for 2010 this is one book that I highly recommend for your list.