"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
02 May 2018
Running with Lions
Winters, Julian. Running with Lions. Duet Books, 2018.
Sebastian is excited for his senior year until his old frenemy, Emir, shows up. Determined not to let Emir ruin his last year on the soccer team, Sebastian sets out to befriend him, and their friendship turns into something more.
What I Liked: The teens in this story are out and proud, so there's no kids hiding their sexuality or being bullied by the rest of the team, etc. etc. The sports theme would make this a popular read with teens who might not pick it up otherwise. It's a good slice of life story that would make a perfect afterschool special.
What I Didn't Like: The third person narrative really got to me, because this is supposed to be a romantic story, but it's hard to follow what's going on when I can't see inside the main character's head. That doesn't mean this isn't a good book, but rather that it isn't a book for me.
Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating; 4/5 stars
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley for the purpose of review.