Author: Jason Warne
Publication: March 28, 2012 (Read in 2013)
By: Westbow Press
Spencer doesn't have a
choice. He can't choose to be different than what he is--the son of the
town's worst enemy, the weakling who can't stand up for himself, the
loser without friends.He can't change the way things are. Or maybe he
can. Immediate confidence.Rapid change.Instant hope. These are the things
Spencer believes he needs to fix his life, and that is what the steroids
promise--a quick fix. But promises can be broken and shortcuts are often
treacherous, and Spencer must decide if those risks are worth the
perceived rewards--if "artificial" hope is strong enough for him to be
fixed, by force.
I obtained this eARC from Thomas Nelson and their Booksneeze program in exchange for an honest review.
What I liked: This is a hard story to read and it deals with issues like, bullying, drug addiction and loneliness but the underlying message is hope, real, living hope, not the temporary kind that Spencer finds.
What left me wanting: Nothing really. I'm a sucker for an epilogue and I would've liked to have seen where Spencer was a few years down the road, but that's just me. :)
Final verdict: Gritty, realistic view of what happens when we focus on the wrong things.