[PDF] Lock West author Alexander C. Eberhart

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They are together they find it harder to say goodbye harder to keep their secrets harder not to lean on each other But for this relationship to have a fighting chance the two must stop trying to re write the past and start figuring out how to build a future together Warning This book deals with content which some readers may find disturbing such as eating disorders past sexual abuse and post traumatic stress disord. This book is nothing but perfect Fell in love with the characters from the very first two chapters until the endThis book is so much than just a gay love story It ll definitely make you laugh a thousand times all the characters are hilarious but it ll make you cry tooLock and West both have a messed up life but they fit perfectly together

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Lock West

D secrets so many secrets Beneath the surface of West’s perfect existence is a pain he’s buried so deep a million therapists couldn’t unearth it and he’s determined to keep it that way He’s an actor He can act normal But then there’s Lock Sometimes Two Wrongs Can Be Right They don’t fit Their lives are eual but opposite disasters and the universe just keeps throwing obstacles in their path Every time. Fiv ing excellent Likable and believable characters deal with some dark shit but without becoming depressing I m not going to try write a coherent or reasoned review This is much like The Art of Starving or Last Seen Leaving than Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda which it seems is how I prefer my gay YA content because I really loved this one tooThe main couple s parents are not the perfect accepting fantasy parents that show up in a lot of YA I am usually not here for family conflict or coming out rejection and there s some pretty brutal mother son stuff on one side but it didn t dominate the story or make me too uncomfortable Warnings for rape cheating eating and other mental health issues family conflict and suicideThings that did kind of nag at me a bit Lock definitely comes off as non neurotypical but this isn t really addressed in the text Which I guess you could take as either a good or a bad thing I m undecided Also Lock is POC but apart from one single mention of his skin tone and a maybe 3 sentence exchange where someone asks him directly I don t think I d have figured that out had I not been aware of it going inAnyhow it s awesome and it s going on the favorites shelf

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Note To Self Just Don’t Be Weird Lock is awkward He can’t make eye contact counts when he’s nervous and has to remind himself several times a day how ‘normal’ teens behave Homeschooled most of his life he’s resigned himself to a friendless existence at his new Atlanta high school Until he meets West List Of Reasons Why My Life Is A Mess How Much Time Do You Have West has everything Looks Talent Money An. 45 StarsIt s obvious Alexander C Eberhart did not set out to write a fluffy teen romance when he penned Lock West He absolutely succeeded in not doing that The characters who ve lent their name to the title of this Young Adult novel carry some baggage that should cause you to heed the warning in the blurb The instances of sexual abuse mentioned include rape off page attempted rape on page with ongoing physical intimidation and assault that readers witness firsthand There is also an instance of attempted suicide and discussions of past attempted suicide that affect Lock directly and indirectly so again don t treat this as Young Adult lite if you should choose to read itAll that said this is some impactful YA fiction that treats its characters and the issues they face with a brutal honesty and unflinching respect and I was deeply moved by them and their story The teenagers are not cookie cutter imitations of high schoolers they act their age rather than like kids mimicking adults which is a pet peeve of mine so I appreciated that They do face some tough issues however that would make me uestion my own strength and courage The adults in the story are neither all good nor all bad West s parents are garbage though I did end up giving his sister Claire a mental fist bump after one pivotal scene and liked her through to the end Lock s family situation is entirely complicated as well but we get some positive reinforcements from West s best friend Chels s parents and from Lock s Aunt Jill though she s got her own secrets which held conseuences for his family The secrets both Lock and West hold close to the chest whether they are family related or of a personal nature are the architects of burden The weight of their struggles presents differently but the demands on them beg eually for some type of order in the chaos and justice for their sorrows For Lock that order comes with the need to enumerate things when he s anxious while for West the toll is much greater presenting through an eating disorder that allows him the illusion of having control over his body There were some insightful analogous moments through the story in the way Lock s and West s lives are so divergent and yet run so many parallels but none is so poignant or pointed as the tragi comedy mask that West wears and tries desperately to cling to before everything begins to unravel This novel is no doubt angsty but I would not say that the angst is at all gratuitous This is a book that someone anyone could pick up and see themselves in if not directly at least in part because Eberhart draws on the deep well of the human condition to craft a story with heart soul and resonance


10 thoughts on “Lock West

  1. says:

    Just when I tell myself I’m never going to read another book about teenagers ever again I find just the right emo high school tale that sucks me right in These kids have troubles but they’re also real they drink and smoke weed and have extracurricular sex Their families are fucked up and as much as Lock and West like each other they hav

  2. says:

    That got angsty Still very good YA read Easy flow good voice LOVED the lists and notes opening the chapters Funny AND emotional 3

  3. says:

    45 StarsIt’s obvious Alexander C Eberhart did not set out to write a fluffy teen romance when he penned Lock West He absolutely succeeded in not doing that The characters who’ve lent their name to the title of this Yo

  4. says:

    Fiv☆ing excellent Likable and believable characters deal with some dark shit but without becoming depressing I'm not going to try write a co

  5. says:

    i'm sick of gay suffering and how inescapable it is how people seem to believe we're unable to exist without out how it's the only defining thing of our existence i'm sick of how we're tortured even in fiction i'

  6. says:

    Trigger Warnings This book and review contain sensitive topics Mentions of eating disorders sexual assault and suicide are

  7. says:

    This book is nothing but perfect Fell in love with the characters from the very first two chapters until the endThis book is so much than just a gay love story It'll definitely make you laugh a thousand times all the characters are hilarious but it'll make you cry tooLock and West both have a messed up life but they fit pe

  8. says:

    I rarely if ever write book reviews but for this one I just had to because it is really exceptional and close to home for me There are a lot of heavy subjects in this book but it never seems forced because the characters have depth and you get real insights about how they feel Some parts might be kind of hard to read which

  9. says:

    Lachlan Westley 325 stars This book has been sitting on my kindle for a long time Finally got to it The story was not so much about a relationship but about the boys themselves and the twist and turn life throws at them Yes there was

  10. says:

    First of all don't let the length of this novel deter you This is the shortest 500 page read you'll cruise throughThe drama and there's loads of it in Lock's life AND in West's is enough to fill three novels This turns out to be a good thing as it keeps you reading these short chapters told in their alternating voicesBuffering the angst are some amazing friends and family members in both of the main characters' lives An

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