Timmy...well, Timmy broke my heart. I could see myself in him—if I hadn’t been saved from my old life. I was so happy with the ending that the author gave these boys and I hope that Timmy lives a long happy life.
As with every book, there were things I loved and things I didn't. I loved the way the characters were full and fleshed out. However, they had a bit of a “hick” feel to them that I think was a bit overdone.
The story had a nice flow to it, and I was able to follow the story easily. But there were parts of the story I had a hard time with. If Timmy had been staying away from Ben on purpose, why chase him down to clear the air? It felt like he was just overreacting after spending so much time trying not to see Ben.
I enjoyed reading the book and would recommend it to others. I give this book 4 Marbles. ~Timmy
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Braving the start of high school, longtime childhood friends Benjamin Wells and Timmy Norton quickly realize they are entering a whole new world colored by their family responsibilities. Ben is trying to please his strict father; Timmy is taking care of his younger sisters. While their easy camaraderie is still comfortable, Ben notices Timmy growing distant and evasive, but Ben has his own problems. It’s easier to let concerns about Timmy’s home life slide, especially when Timmy changes directions and starts to get a little too close. Ben doesn’t know how to handle the new feelings Timmy’s desire for love inspires, and his continuing denial wounds Timmy deeply.
But what Timmy perceives as Ben’s greatest betrayal is yet to come, and the fallout threatens to break them apart forever. Over the next four years, the push and pull between them and the outside world twists and tears at Ben and Timmy, and they are haunted by fear and regret. However, sometimes what seems broken is just a little bent, and if they can find forgiveness within themselves, Ben and Timmy may be able to move forward together.