It seems tragic...

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My first impression of The Unwilling is that the entire book has to be read in order to grasp what is truly going on in this story. There is no way to understand the animosity between Jason and his parents without doing so.

In just this short sample of the book, I found myself feeling heartbroken for Jason. He lost his twin to the war. He enlisted to try to avenge his brother but has evidently came back from war as a completely different person. He lost himself. I'm going to go out on a limb and say there is definitely PTSD, self medicating. Instead of getting the emotional support that he needs from his family, they seem to have abandoned him.

I really want to know what could cause his mother, Gabrielle, to feel the way that she does about her son. Being a mother myself, I just can't imagine not wanting to be there for my child.

This first impression excerpt gave just enough to draw me in and make me want to read the rest of the book. I really need to know what is going on here!!