Monday, February 22, 2021

Book Review: The Dangerous Art of Blending In

                                        The Dangerous Art of Blending In Review
The Dangerous Art of Blending In is about a seventeen year old named Evan Panos who is Greek and has recently came to terms with being gay but he isn't out since he knows it wouldn't go over well with his mother. Evan's mother is extremely harsh on Evan with how she doesn't allow him to have friends over ever, doesn't approve of him having friends who aren't Greek and constantly calls him lazy even though all evidence suggests that Evan is pretty hard working. Since Evan's mother has been saying that she believes that is possessed by the devil since he was around five and already physically abuses him he knows that coming out isn't an option for him since it would only makes things worse in his already bad home life.

Evan's best friend Henry and long time secret crush reveals that he has discovered that he is gay over the summer and this makes Evan's life more complicated now that there is real possibility for a relationship between the two of them since Henry seems to be hinting that he likes Evan too. Evan feels like he can't come out because of his home situation and feels like he can't admit even just to Henry that he likes him since he can't imagine having a relationship without admitting that his mother abuses him and he can't bare to admit that. Evan plans on keeping everything in his life the same way it's always been because even though it isn't good things could always get worse but life has a way of changing without giving Evan much of a say as to how.

Overall I liked this book, this book had a strong main character who had understandable conflicts that really drove the story. Please tell me your thoughts about this book in the comment section below.

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