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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Asher's Shot by Elizabeth Wheeler

Asher's ShotAsher's Shot by Elizabeth Wheeler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a remarkable coming of age book.

Asher is only 14 years old and he already is experiencing life in a rough dysfunctional way, his family are not the best, his parents aren't the best role models either and he's also struggling coming to terms with his sexuality.

I am going to warn you that it speaks of rape in this novel but its vital to the storyline and not just 'plonked in there' to make it dark, it really is vital to the book.

Elizabeth Wheeler has done a remarkable job in making this stand out as oh so real.

Asher lives his life through his camera lens. Its his coping mechanism I felt.

If you look at the book cover you can see his dispair.

If you you are looking for a book that gives you a rollercoaster of an emotional ride, look no further.

I would like to thank Bold Strokes Books, Inc. via Net Galley for the chance in allowing me to read and review this great book

After uncovering the truth about his parents’ divorce and his brother’s death, fifteen-year-old Asher Price is ready for a shot at happiness. Armed with a Canon camera borrowed from his nutty neighbor, a date to homecoming, and revitalized relationships with family and friends, Asher’s on the right track. Even though Asher’s black-and-white view of the world has shifted to color, he still believes the only way to protect the people he loves is by keeping their secrets. His candid pictures capture the truth, but what if his success as a photographer requires exposing an enemy? In the end, Asher discovers protecting the people he loves can have devastating consequences, and his only shot at happiness involves revealing secrets of his own.

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