Matt has been sleepwalking through life while seeking answers about his brother T.J.'s death in Iraq, but after discovering that he may not have known his brother as well as he thought he did, Matt is able to stand up to his father, honor T.J.'s memory, and take charge of his own life.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Family violence; Military families; Single parent; Homosexuality; death of a brother; abusive father; verbal abuse; physical abuse; brother in the military; single father; gay; gay brother
Lambda Literary Award, 2013, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
coping with brother's death; father-son relationship; school; military; anger; rage; Iraq; crushes
Kokie, E. M., "Personal Effects" (2014). DIVerse Families. 1414.