Rockin Reviews – The Sky Is Dead Sue Brown
Get back to me on that in a couple of weeks. I have a couple sitting that I need to read.
Still who can turn down reading one of Shar’s faves and I suppose it has to be mine too since I’m only a muse, Sue Brown. This story, wow, can you make a heavy metal rocker cry? She almost did. Let’s keep this between us okay? Nicolai and the others will make fun of me for weeks!
Anyway, Danny is homeless, kicked out of his parents house for being gay. He’s lived on the streets since he was a teen and while he battles the elements, ailments, and the threats from bullies in the park, he manages to assist a young man to get away from those same heathens who taunt him.
The young man’s name is Harry and he’s very grateful that Danny has helped him. Because of this, they build a long lasting friendship. Of course with every Sue book, there’s tension, angst, and moments when our heroes are separated. This is what makes the story though, seeing Danny and Harry overcome problems of all types to stay together. As with most Sue Brown books, Shar has said she has to read it in one sitting. Not many has she put down unless the kids distracted her or the phone. This one, she read in a night and a half since the 5 year old needed attention. *smiles*
Getting back to this book, Sue paints an emotional story about two men who try staying together through so much uncertainty, confusion, and despair. There were plenty of times I wanted to break down because of what I read and that, people is how you write a great story. One that can grip you and move you like that is worth 5 horns! And this one is a great read!
Can we give it extra since she’s donating the proceeds to homeless LGBT youth?
\m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ 5 horns!
From Goodreads: Danny is young, gay, and homeless. He lives in the park, preferring to avoid attention, but when thugs confront a stranger, Danny rushes to his rescue. He and the would-be victim, Harry, form a cautious friendship that deepens months later, when Harry persuades Danny to visit his home. Daring to believe he has found happiness, Danny finds his world turned upside down yet again when tragedy strikes.
Until he runs out of options, Danny won’t trust anyone. Finally he has to accept the offer of a home, and Danny becomes David, but adjusting to a new life isn’t easy. When he meets the mysterious Jack, it stirs up feelings he thought were long gone. Can David dare to allow himself to love? Or will the truth bring his new world tumbling down around him?