WHERE YOU ARE by J.H Trumble Book Review
Publication Date: January 2013 by Kensington
Rating: – Exceeds Expectations |
Book Summary: Robert Westfall’s life is falling apart-everywhere but in math class.
That’s the one place where problems always have a solution. But in the world beyond high school, his father is terminally ill, his mother is squabbling with his interfering aunts, his boyfriend is unsupportive,and the career path that’s been planned for him feels less appealing by the day.
Robert’s math teacher, Andrew McNelis, watches his best student floundering, concerned but wary of crossing the line between professional and personal. Gradually, Andrew becomes Robert’s friend, then his confidante. As the year progresses, their relationship-in school and out of it-deepens and changes. And as hard as he tries to resist, Andrew knows that he and Robert are edging into territory thatholds incalculable risks for both of them.
J.H. Trumble, author of the acclaimed Don’t Let Me Go, explores a controversial subject with extraordinary sensitivity and grace, creating a deeply human and honest story of love, longing, and unexpected connection.
Where You Are by J.H. Trumble Review Excerpt:
J.H. Trumble stepped into some risque waters with her debut novel, Don’t Let Me Go, the story of two Texas teens who fall in love and face all kinds of obstacles and violence to stay together. The biggest obstacle is that they’re homosexual in a less than gay-friendly town.
In her sophomore novel, Where You Are (due out this Christmas), Trumble takes it to a whole other level as one of the main characters, Andrew McNeil, a high school math teacher, discovers he may have feelings for one his students, Robert, whose father is terminally ill with cancer and who turned to Andrew for comfort. As much as he resists, Andrew cannot stay away from Robert. Full of multidimensional characters and sincere emotion, Where You Are is a controversial love story skillfully handled by a talented author.