Adam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam's life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn't he?) and his best friend, Angela. But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release. Time is running out, though. Because way across town, a ghost has just risen from the lake...--
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; gay teenager
Silver Inky, 2018, Short List
Young Adult Book Prize, 2018, Short List, Young Adult Fiction
religious family; coming out; love; fantasy; death
Ness, Patrick, "Release" (2017). Diverse Families. 2146.