My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: ARC provided by Edelweiss
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Point of View: First Person (Evan )
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, M/M Romance, Contemporary, LGBTQIA+
Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend Henry has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer.
Tired, isolated, scared—Evan’s only escape is drawing in an abandoned church that feels as lonely as he is. And, yes, he kissed one guy over the summer. But it’s his best friend Henry who’s now proving to be irresistible. It’s Henry who suddenly seems interested in being more than friends. And it’s Henry who makes him believe that he’s more than his mother’s harsh words and terrifying abuse. But as things with Henry heat up, and his mother’s abuse escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by avoiding attention at all costs.
Have you guys ever reblog those tumblr post about books that tear your heart being your favorite? The one about the mom asking the person what their favorite book is? the sad one? they say, and the person replying, “WHICH ONE?” You know, because there are so many favorite, sad books?
Yeah…I can’t relate.
I’ll 100% admit it. I am the biggest wimp in the world. I just can’t. Listen, I could read it, but I probably won’t ever pick up the book again. And I could totally have a hearbreaking-esque book as my all time favorite, just never be able to reread it.
On each book cover, in the title box, he’s written:
For Every Normal Day.
I feel the tears come rushing down. “You remembered.”
He nods. Softly, he says, “It’s a start.”