In the wake of the post-9/11 sniper shootings, fragile love finds a stronghold in this intense, romantic novel from the author of Break and Invincible Summer.
It’s a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge and trying to make sense of these random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives. Craig’s crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him…and if he’ll do it again…and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody. Lio feels most alive when he’s with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable…and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk.
This intense, romantic novel from the author of Break and Invincible Summer is a poignant look at what it is to feel needed, connected, and alive.
This is the very first book I’ve read by Hannah Moskowitz and it’s certainly not going to be the last. I really had no expectations going into Gone, Gone, Gone. I honestly couldn’t even remember what it was about. The story and the wonderfully unique characters quickly swept me right off my feet.
Gone, Gone, Gone is not a light read exactly, but it’s still a really enjoyable read. The book alternates between Craig and Lio. Both boys are somewhat broken, that’s abundantly clear to you as the reader, but Craig and Lio are aware of it as well. I thought that was a really fascinating element in the story. Oftentimes, characters are unaware of their own issues or just in denial.
I liked Craig and Lio a lot. It was so great to see them start to help each other heal. They were both extremely well written and so believable. Hannah Moskowitz really brought them to life. Their relationship was raw and gorgeously depicted.
Gone, Gone, Gone is intense and heartbreaking, but there’s so much beauty in it. If you’re looking for a contemporary that’s a little different and meaningful, Gone, Gone, Gone is the book for you.