HELLO FRIENDS, TODAY WE HAVE A SPOTLIGHT REVIEW OF INCLINATION BY MIA KERICK, I GOT THE CHANCE TO DO THIS THROUGH YOUNG DUDES, A DIVISION OF COOL DUDES PUBLISHING! I AM REALLY EXCITED TO SHARE THIS POWERFUL BOOK WITH YOU:
THIS PIC IS PERFECT AND SO TRUE! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
Inclination by: Mia Kerick
reviewed by: Becky
Sixteen-year-old Anthony Duck-Young Del Vecchio is a nice Catholic boy with a very big problem.
It’s not the challenge of fitting in as the lone adopted South Korean in a close-knit family of Italian-Americans. Nor is it being the one introverted son in a family jam-packed with gregarious daughters. Anthony’s problem is far more serious—he is the only gay kid in Our Way, his church’s youth group. As a high school junior, Anthony has finally come to accept his sexual orientation, but he struggles to determine if a gay man can live as a faithful Christian. And as he faces his dilemma, there are complications. After confiding his gayness to his intolerant adult youth group leader, he’s asked to find a new organization with which to worship. He’s beaten up in the church parking lot by a fanatical teen. His former best pal bullies him in the locker room. His Catholic friends even stage an intervention to lead him back to the “right path.” Meanwhile, Anthony develops romantic feelings for David Gandy, an emo, out and proud junior at his high school, who seems to have all the answers about how someone can be gay and Christian, too.
Will Anthony be able to balance his family, friends and new feelings for David with his changing beliefs about his faith so he can live a satisfying life and not risk his soul in the process?
First I would like to stress how important this book this is to young and old, gay and straight alike! Everyone can learn a lesson from a story like this! This is a message that is universal in the telling, people that hide behind the Bible to spew hate and indignation are wrong, plain and simple.
Anthony is a lovely young man that is finding out who he is, and trying to balance this with what he is taught in his youth group. My heart breaks for this boy who is so brave, and at the same time I am so proud of who he becomes.
I also love David, who teaches Anthony lessons no one else can. The use of song lyrics in this book is brilliant, Danny Boy is one of my favorites, and I found myself sing/reading the lyrics!
Don't miss this story, it has an amazing lesson in it to be learned by all! Thank you Mia for teaching us that love is always stronger than hate, and being who we are is never wrong or ugly!
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Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty-two years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.
Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young people and their relationships, and she believes that physical intimacy has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press, Harmony Ink Press, and CreateSpace for providing her with alternate places to stash her stories.
Mia is a social liberal and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of human rights, especially marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS SPOTLIGHT! HAPPY READING!