Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Last Seen Leaving
by Caleb Roehrig

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (October 4, 2016)
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
ISBN-10: 1250085632
ISBN-13: 978-1250085634
Genre: YA Fiction
Hardcover: 336 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Flynn's girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own?

Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January's boyfriend, he must know something.

But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Last Seen LeavingJanuary is gone. A headstrong girl caught between the comfort of her past and the feeling of not belonging in her present life, her story would change with her audience, craving compassion, a chance to be the center of attention or just to feel alive and cared for. Now missing, the clues point to her having been abducted and killed, but there is no body.

Flynn has been January’s boyfriend for several months, but now that her mother has married a powerful politician, she must bow to appearances and be the perfect puppet, seen and not heard. Their last meeting together didn’t go well, and they break up, but Flynn senses there is more going on with January and he may just be right. Impatient with the lack of progress in her case, Flynn takes it on himself to investigate. What he discovers is that people are not as they always appear, including himself.

Caleb Roehrig’s Last Seen Leaving goes beyond a young man’s search for answers to his ex-girlfriend’s disappearance. Flynn has his own secrets and finally comes to terms with letting the world know, if only to save himself from becoming an even stronger person of interest. As the lies both he and January have hid behind are uncovered, Flynn admits the biggest secret of all, he is gay.

Filled with tension, and pain of loss and the fear of discovery, Caleb Roehrig’s Last Seen Leaving is an emotional tale of the types of pain people hide within and how far they will go to escape that pain. For Caleb, coming clean about his sexuality lifts the weight he has carried and gives him a sense of peace and self-respect. His hunt for January is an eye-opening experience about life, love and the need for simple human kindness. A wonderfully told tale that is both heart-breaking and heart-warming at the same time.

I received an ARC edition from Feiwel & Friends in exchange for my honest review.


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