The Dangerous Art of Blending In

The Dangerous Art of Blending In Review

Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend Henry has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer.

Tired, isolated, scared—Evan’s only escape is drawing in an abandoned church that feels as lonely as he is. And, yes, he kissed one guy over the summer. But it’s his best friend Henry who’s now proving to be irresistible. It’s Henry who suddenly seems interested in being more than friends. And it’s Henry who makes him believe that he’s more than his mother’s harsh words and terrifying abuse. But as things with Henry heat up, and his mother’s abuse escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by avoiding attention at all costs.

Title:The Dangerous Art of Blending In
Edition Language:English

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  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    I am so sorry, but I am not giving this review a fair introduction or summary. Two things. One, I'm slightly bothered that Evan’s entire character arc is driven by romance, which is shitty itself in...

  • Cait (Paper Fury)

    Oh wow this was both heartbreaking and hopeful and brutal. I knew it was going to be an emotional one but afjdsakfld the ending basically had me feeling at least 4 things all at once which is RIDICULO...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)

    I spent the entire afternoon reading this and it really broke my heart. This book is brutal and devastating. This book is definitely not for everyone, and you can see that by looking through some of t...

  • Kai

    "Here's the deal about never being authentically loved by your parents: The most fucked-up gesture or morsel of compassion is like a warm blanket."I haven't made my mind up completely about this book....

  • Vitor Martins

    Esse é um livro sobre abuso doméstico (psicológico e físico), que conta a história de um menino gay tendo que lidar com a constante rejeição de sua mãe.Sendo (infelizmente) um homem que passou...

  • Stacee

    I desperately wanted to love this book and I’m actually wondering if 3 stars is too high of a rating. First off: major trigger warnings for physical and mental abuse as well as homophobia. I couldn...

  • Marianna

    GREEK MAIN CHARACTER AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH...

  • Sarah Robinson-Hatch

    I really wanted to love this book. I really did. I mean, it was OKAY, but I was expecting something far more powerful and moving. I think the main thing that made it hard for me to love this book was ...

  • Max Baker

    The Dangerous Art of Blending In is a new take on the standard "Gay in a small town" narrative, because it's not about coming out as gay, but coming out with the truth about an abusive parent. I use ...

  • Joshua Flores

    Pretty excited to get to post one of the first reviews for this wonderful book! Angelo has written something that is so impactful, heartbreaking and needed in our world (and on YA bookshelves). I cann...

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