Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he’s tall and thin) is bullied for being “deformed” – he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys can’t defend one another from their abusive parents. When Stick realizes Bosten is... show more
Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he’s tall and thin) is bullied for being “deformed” – he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys can’t defend one another from their abusive parents. When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father's anger, Bosten must leave home. Stick has to find his brother, or he will never feel whole again. In his search, he will encounter good people, bad people, and people who are simply indifferent to kids from the wrong side of the tracks. But he never loses hope of finding love – and his brother.
Publish date: October 11th 2011
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Young Adult Contemporary
"You're dumb, Bosten."I pushed him back.I love my brother."Okay." And then he said, "I wish I wasn't like this."You're the luckiest and best person in the world, Bosten.""Stick?""What?""I can't live with dad anymore.""I know." Some books bitchslap you with sentimentality, some punch you in the boobs...
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