September Book of the Month

“Sometimes the end of the world can be the start of your life”

It’s Saturday, it’s summer and, although he doesn’t know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn’s life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he’ll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake…

Said to be his most personal novel to date, Patrick Ness intricately weaves two seemingly separate stories together. There’s Adam, who is trying to deal with his best friend moving away and his increasingly strained relationship with his father. Then there is Katherine, a young girl’s ghost seeking answers to her untimely murder.

Taking place over one day, Release is a story about love, acceptance and self realisation. It’s portrays “coming out” and gay sex both honestly and directly. A tender, thought provoking coming of age novel from one of the best YA writers around. Suitable for older teens.