Finding Homeby Published 01 Oct 2019
|Publisher||Fox Love Press|
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With their mum dead and their father on remand for her murder, Leo Hendry and his little sister, Lila, have nothing in the world but each other. Broken and burned, they’re thrust into the foster care system. Leo shields Lila from the fake families and forced affection, until the Poulton household is the only place left to go.
Charlie de Sousa is used to other kids passing through the Poulton home, but there’s never been anyone like his new foster brother. Leo’s physical injuries are plain to see, but it’s the pain in his eyes that draws Charlie in the most.
Day by day, they grow closer, but the darkness inside Leo consumes him. He rejects his foster parents, and when Charlie gets into trouble, Leo’s attempt to protect him turns violent. When Leo loses control, no one can reach him—except Charlie. He desperately needs a family—a home—and only Charlie can show him the way.
Finding Home Reviews
Quite angsty, but not as depressing as I feared.
Leo is 15 when his abusive father kills his mother and sets the house on fire with him and his 6 year old sister in it. They barely survive, but since their mother is dead and their father in jail, they end up in foster care.
Leo is not happy with his new foster family. They’re just too perfect. He doesn’t want anyone to get close to him or his sister, Lila. But Charlie, the 15 year old adopted son, is not so bad. He appears to be the only one who can bring Leo back when he is lost in the darkness...
The relationship between Leo and Charlie was very sweet despite Leo and all his anger. Charlie was the only one who got through to him and I just loved the connection between the boys. Leo was hurting so much, but Charlie was there as his anchor.
I really liked that this was YA, but that these boys were not depicted as practically asexual. They are boys with hormones and feelings. There is no sex in this, but I never missed it since there was lots of kissing and some tentative touching.
If you like YA books with a traumatized character and los of hurt comfort, try this. It was wonderful.
*An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
”You’re family, Leo. Whatever happens, we’ll take care of you.”
This was such a precious little story. The moment I saw that it was about a makeshift family and the foster system, I was hopelessly sold. Then I was under 5% in and found out BSL (British Sign Language) was involved, and I lost all hope of putting this down. I read it in a single sitting. (I’m earning a certificate in American Sign Language, so the Deaf community is a serious interest of mine.)
I absolutely loved the amount of emotion the author managed to pack in such a small novel. In under 200 pages, I was so invested that I cried twice, and I got attached to both Charlie and Leo. They’re my precious children, and need to be protected.
I love when I find these beautiful slice-of-life books. Add on, that this one had a focus on the British foster system, making it both informative and enjoyable.
Now, don’t get me wrong; this book was just as depressing as it was uplifting. Probably more the first than the latter. But it was a worthwhile read that I would recommend to alone one who enjoys books that feature the foster system, British Sign Language, and of course, novels that start out at a low point but end with an HEA.
This one was hard to read.
This is YA. The MCs are 15 y.o. They are foster brothers.There are no sex scenes. (Thank goodness).
This is not a romance novel. The boys do fall for each other. But that's almost a subplot, certainly not the focus of the story. I'm not even sure what genre this is. Fiction? General YA? I don't know.
The plot revolves around siblings who suffered horribly at the hands of their father. The focus is on the older boy, the foster family that gives him and his sister a helping, healing hand, and the foster siblings who offer kindness and support.
It's a good story. A great story. I didn't pay attention to what it was about before reading the book. Since most of my books are romance, I was surprised that this one wasn't. Plus, I've read half a dozen of Garret Leigh's books and they've all been romance. So, surprise, surprise.
I DID enjoy it. It's a great, if heartbreaking, story with a solid HFN.
This was such a powerful story!
It had its own fair share of angst and sadness, but at the same time it was so hopeful... Emotions just flooded all over.
I really loved getting to know these characters- both MCs and the secondary ones- and the family dynamic was one of pure love that was deeply appreciated to balance the heavy topics the story dealt with.
I loved this so much.
Fifteen-year-old Charlie de Sousa really lucked out with his adoptive parents Kate and Reg Poulton. Charlie has been with them since he was two, and his adopted sister Fliss along with Kate's biological son Andy (living in his own apartment) make for a happy family that hashes through all major decisions together. Leo and Lila have survived an unimaginable family tragedy and are in the foster care system when Kate and Reg and their family agree to give them a safe place to heal.
This YA story is beautifully and poignantly written and although there is a lot of angst along the way, it is so tender and so hopeful. Charlie is instantly captivated by this beautiful boy with "the emptiest eyes Charlie had ever seen" while Leo's initial hostility is gradually tempered by Charlie's kindness and warmth. Both Charlie and Leo are gay ("I liked you kissing me, because I like what you like . . . I like you, and I like boys"), and Garrett Leigh gives us a love story that is PG rated yet so satisfying, along with an ending that is perfect without being sugar-coated:
"I wouldn't be here without you. You know that, don't you?"
"What did I do?"
"You reminded me to be happy."
"Are you happy, Leo?"
5 stars for Finding Home.
I received an ARC from Riptide Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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