Many people will read this story and think it’s just a story, made up by an author who writes fiction. But there are some of us who will understand that bad stuff like this happens to kids. It’s not only in faraway countries, it’s here, wherever you are it’s there and real! I think the best thing Cody did in this book was not to make it Christy’s story but made it Michael’s story. No good person would want to know what goes on in the head of a person who lived the way Christy did. But Michael’s story wasn’t about all the bad stuff that happened to Christy. It was about helping Christy live with all the bad stuff that happened to him. My one thought when reading this book was if anything in it is fiction, I hope it's not Michael. This book gave me a goal. I will find a Michael! It's very important to know that this is real! People like me have lived this and I will always live with it, but with help, I hope to not live it. This book gives me hope that I will get better and that I can be ok. I want to say thank you to Cody for writing this, for showing people how hard life can be for people like Christy and me. I think everyone should read this book even if you don’t like gay people. You should read this to understand what kids go through all the time, but people try to hide it. ~Timmy
Omorphi by C. Kennedy
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High school senior Michael Sattler leads a charmed life. He’s a star athlete, has great friends, and parents who love him just the way he is. What’s missing from his life is a boyfriend. That’s a problem because he’s out only to his parents and best friend. When Michael accidentally bumps into Christy Castle at school, his life changes in ways he never imagined. Christy is Michael’s dream guy: smart, pretty, and sexy. But nothing could have prepared Michael for what being Christy's boyfriend would entail.
Christy needs to heal after years of abuse and knows he needs help to do it. After the death of his notorious father, he leaves his native Greece and settles in upstate New York. Alone, afraid, and left without a voice, Christy hides the myriad scars of his abuse. He desperately wants to be loved and when he meets Michael, he dares to hope that day has arrived. When one of Michael’s team-mates becomes an enemy and an abuser from Christy’s past seeks to return him to a life of slavery, only Michael and Christy's combined strength and unwavering determination can save them from the violence that threatens to destroy their future together.