Wednesday, October 9, 2013

On The Right Track by Sam Kadence

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press

ISBN: 978-1-62798-069-2
Genre: M/M, YA, Contemporary
Book format: E-book
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by: Marieke

Ryunoski “Ru” Nakimura is a seventeen year old, ex-boyband singer who has been ‘outed’ by his ex-boyfriend. He has fled to Minnesota to avoid the paparazzi, staying in a apartment of his friend and boyband member Tommy.

When he goes to the campus library of a college nearby he sees a boy studying there. The boy intrigues him and he slips him his phone number.

Adam Corbin is sixteen year old high-school student, who works hard to not be discovered as gay. He plays football, though he hates it, and runs track. He has a friend, Bas, that has been attacked badly for being gay. When he sees Ru in the library he is uncertain if the boy likes him and if so, should he call him.

When they finally start to date, they fall in love very quickly. Adam quits the football team and starts running on his own and later with Ru. When Adam is threatened hurt by a member of the football team, the school takes a stand against bullying.

This book has a wonderful love story as well as a fantastic anti-bullying story. Thera are a lot of side characters that make the love story exciting and not too easy. The situation with Bas takes on a wonderful plot twist.

Parents, teachers, ex-boyfriends and other friends and enemies make this a non-typical story within it’s genre. The fact that the main characters are still very young has a certain charm and the lack of sex in this book didn’t even register to me. The characters are well written, although the few ‘bad guys’ aren’t worked out a lot but that isn’t annoying at all. After reading this book, I hope sincerely that Sam Kadence will write Bas’s story too. This is a definite must read in my opinion.

This is not an endorsement of this book, this is an unbiased objective review.

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