Review/ Caught In The Crossfire

I received this book for free from publisher/pr firm in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Since I already posted my promo earlier I thought I would just do this post with my review. You can find out more about this book in my previous post today.

When I got the tour invite from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours I quickly had to hop on board. The book sounded amazing and I have to tell you it was. I really enjoyed reading this and its nice to see finally see more LGBT coming out.

After reading the book I had to sit down to write my review and its hard for me to do because I have so much to say but I want to be professional about it. Don’t worry its nothing bad about the book but its my feelings. I am 150% for people being who they want to be and for loving who they want to. What gives me the right to say that its wrong?

Over the course of my life I have some amazing friends and family who are gay/lesbian and I care about them as a person. They are no different from you and I. Its 2014 why are we still shaming them? Bullying them? This needs to stop.

I applaud anyone who has the courage to come out. It takes a very brave person to do that because of all the hate that is going on in the world. You know what you don’t like seeing them, turn you head and ignore them. They are human too and deserve to be treated like a human.

Caught In The Crossfire is very realistic and a page turner. It was a super quick read that I managed to read in about two hours.

For the eighth year in a row Jonathan is attending bible camp at Spirit Lake. Jonathan is awkward and confused about his feelings towards boys and he prays to God to help him and to take away those feelings. As the mother in me I just wanted to reach into the book and comfort Jonathan. He was struggling because he was raised a devoted Christian. He was worried about how people would react.  He knew what the world was like and that scared him.

Enter Ian who is attending the camp for the first time. I loved Ian. Ian is a tell it like it is person and he isn’t afraid of the outcome of his actions or voice. This is the perfect person that Jonathan needed during the camp. He gives Jonathan the courage to be who is.

Will Jonathan be able to come to terms about himself?

 

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