Could've been better!

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Considering how excited I was to read this book, it failed to live up to my expectations. While the author managed to shed light on racism and life of a queer black teen, the plot on itself was weak. Despite being a relatively short novel, I found it difficult to complete it quickly - kept on losing interest.

The book is written in first-person narrative (one of them was a diary form) and the big reveal was heart-breaking. One couldn't help sympathise with Sawyer at that point, keeping in mind what he went through and how he could not find help when he needed it the most. Teaches us how important it is to have someone to communicate openly with - a message for everyone!

Brownie points for the brilliant cover though. Wouldn't be a lie if I say that part of the reason why I read this book was because I was intrigued by the cover. Beautifully designed!

Do I recommend this book? It is a good one-time read if you're into paranormal/horror genres.