April 27, 2012
Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz
It's a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge and trying to make sense of these random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives. Craig’s crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him...and if he’ll do it again...and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody. Lio feels most alive when he's with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable...and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk.
This intense, romantic novel from the author of Break and Invincible Summer is a poignant look at what it is to feel needed, connected, and alive.
Craig and Lio were really good characters, and very easy to identify with. Lio almost never talked, but he had a lot of opinions and thoughts that were expressed in his POV. Craig is kind of obsessive impulsive, and never stopped talking, really, so they balanced each other out. As the story progresses, there are less and less sniper shootings, but it's still a pretty big part of the story. I loved how the author switched POV between Lio and Craig, and how she made it obvious from the beginning that something was going to happen between them. I also loved how she created it so that each character had their own kind of therapy. Lio in the literal sense, but Craig with his animals. So, all in all, terrific book, with an amazing storyline.
I hate when people do this. I hate when people hide their cards to feel secret and strong. That's no way of dealing with anything. I don't pretend shit didn't happen to me. I don't stay up all night instead of going to therapy.