Title: Boy Shattered
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 10/16/2018
Genre(s): M/M Coming Out, M/M YA/NA
Page Count: 317
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
You’ll make it out of here, Brian. I swear.
I had everything. I was school quarterback, popular with girls, and my dad was proud of me. I told myself it didn’t matter no one knew the real me. And then I nearly died. Landon saved my life. He’s the bravest guy I know. He came out a few years ago, proud and fierce, and he ran into gunfire to help others. Me, I’m a mess. Can’t even stand to be in a room with the curtains open. But here’s the thing about losing it all: You get a chance to start over and be someone new, someone true. Only how can I move on when the two shooters who attacked our school were never caught? And why do I feel like I’m still in the crosshairs?
Will you kiss me?
When I came across Brian Marshall, the hottest guy in school, dying on the cafeteria floor, I did what anyone would do. I tried to save him. His request surprised me, but I figured he needed comfort, so I kissed him on the forehead. When he survived and came back to school, he was broken in body and mind. He still needed me, and soon we were unlikely besties. But what I witnessed that day woke me up. I want to demand action on gun control, lead protests, raise my fist. I’ll tear the world down if I have to. And if I can get the boy of my dreams and save the world at the same time? I’ll take it. Only I didn’t understand that the horror at Jefferson Waller High wasn’t over.
Eli is giving a story a long time in the making for the time period we are in now. This story will make you think and I hope that was her intent.
What happens when 2 young men meet under horrible circumstances and lean on each other. Brian and Landon
The story it self is heart breaking for what these kids go through but I loved it. It shows how your life can change in a heartbeat and to live life to the fullest everyday because you never know when it would be your last. It gives us hope for a future our kids can be proud of.
I devoured this story and am so proud of Eli in the way it was written. I have to admit it made me cry quite a few times and all the pain Brian is going through but in the end he finds the strength to be true to himself.
High school is a hard place as it is today and to see all the kids band together and try to change the system is great to read.
Brian is shot in a school shooting and Landon is there to hold his hand and tell him that everything will be ok. Brian has been in the closet all his life since he is the star quarterback and mr popular at school. Landon is out and proud and friends with everyone. They are total opposites but form a bond from that day forward. They become friends and Landon helps Brian with his PTSD. When they grow close Brian admits he has feelings for Landon.
I loved these 2 guys get together and I felt that they both deserved love.
Brian has to deal with so many issues since he was shot and Landon went on a mission to help others through gun control.
You have to read this story to truly appreciate it and how well it was written.
It will make you think and hope spur you into action on behalf of these kids who have to grow up too fast in this day and age.