Tuesday, January 12, 2010

from hate to hope.

"Freaks and Revelations," you can just imagine what this book could be about. You will be shocked. It's a tad disturbing, but in a train wreck kind of way, you will not be able to turn away. This is a based on a true life story of two very different boys, experiencing two very different lives, and how the moment they meet, changes everything. Jason is gay, Doug is a Neo Nazi, their lives are chaotic and unhappy, so they find joy in the only ways they know how. From doing as many drugs as possible to forget how much life sucks, to living on the streets of San Fransisco being a "working boy."

In the majority of this book these characters are kept separate, author Davida Wills Hurwin tells Jason and Doug's (inspired by the real lives of Matthew Boger and Timothy Zaal, who have shared their story on The Oprah Winfrey Show) life stories from childhood to adulthood and it takes almost all of the book to bring them into each others lives. Their true life stories are incredible, dirty, and sad. It is so unbelievably real and raw you cannot help but get emotionally involved yourself.

This book will show you how hate can ruin lives, especially the lives of children and teenagers. Five stars, seriously.

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