Aaron Downing is broken, barely clinging to the hope that one day, he will be normal again. His life remains a constant string of nightmares, flashbacks, and fear, but he perseveres and starts college, determined to move on.
Then Aaron gets assigned to work with Spencer Thomas for his programming project. Aaron doesn’t want Spencer to think he’s a freak, but as he gets to know his new deaf friend, he figures out he doesn’t need to be “normal.” If he could just learn to control his fear, that could be enough to find his footing again.
Or so Aaron thinks until his parents begin talking about institutionalizing him to give his brothers a more stable life. He searches desperately to find a way to cope or even to fake normalcy. But his new shrink’s instability makes conquering his demons that much more difficult, and his attraction to Spencer threatens to send Aaron spinning out of control.
Adapted as a YA edition of the novel Aaron by J.P. Barnaby.
100% of the author’s royalties are being donated to help homeless LGBT kids find safe shelter.
Jamie is offering one lucky reader the chance to win an E-copy of A Broken Kind of Life! All you have to do is leave a comment right here on this post, and you’re automatically entered to win.
All comments must be received by 11:59pm Pacific time on Sunday, September 8, 2013. The drawing will be conducted on Monday, the 9th, and the winner notified via email for prize delivery.