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The Dangerous Art of Blending In 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 Than Friends And It S Henry Who Makes Him Believe That He S 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

10 thoughts on “The Dangerous Art of Blending In

  1. says:

    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 a book about abuse Two, I m bothered by the fact that the romance itself is an on fire garbage can I want to get into the romance as a character arc thing first, as it s a good introduction Evan doesn t have an arc in this book beyond the messily written one he has because of Henry And o

  2. says:

    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 RIDICULOUS as I am a Vulcan and emotion as bread It s full of art and abuse and hiding who you truly are and the absolute craving of love Someone get me a bucket I m cosplaying a waterfall It s about domestic violence and it s so so heartbreaking.Evan s mother basically hides her not named but very

  3. says:

    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 the other reviews, but it spoke to me and made me feel deeply.

  4. says:

    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 One the one hand, it is a truthful and painful novel that makes it hard for you to swallow On the other hand, it feels like big chunks of characterisation and plot were missing Let me try to elaborate Evan grows up in a strict and religious household His mother abuses him mentally and physicallyHere s the

  5. says:

    This book was heartbreakingly sad and the authors note just broke me It s about parental abuse, coming out and finding your voice in a harsh and judgmental world Also this is a ownvoices novel However, I didn t like how Henry kept saying I ll be the one to help you I want to be the one you trust Yikes I really didn t feel their romance either There s a lot of consent issues Henry kissed Ev without permission when he told Henry THAT HE WAS SCARED AND NOT SURE.Overall, it s an okay bo This book was heartbr

  6. says:

    Many thanks to HarperTeen for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewI both loved and hated this I think that this type of story needs to be shared so as to stop others like it from happening That said, it always breaks my heart to see young people, albeit fictional people, being abused and harmed in this way I just wanted to step in and brutally murder Evan s mom Justifiable homocide is a thing, right and send him off to his own gay palace All in all, this book broke my heart Many thanks to Harper

  7. says:

    Such a beautiful book My full review will be up on my booktube channel at Such a beautiful book My full review will be up on my booktube channel at

  8. says:

    This story is heartbreaking and sad This story deals with some heavy issues such as physical and mental abuse, suicide, and coming out This coming of age book deals with Evan who comes home from camp confused about his sexuality and what he wants in life Evan s mother is a strict immigrant greek mother who wants him to be a good christian boy Evan feels like he has no support from his family or from his friends This story tugged at my heart and I feel like it should be read by everybody.

  9. says:

    Entertainment rating 5Reader health rating 2Settling for a 3.5 overall Content warnings verbal, mental emotional, and physical child abuse on the page violent child abuse, homophobia, bullying, assaultDisclaimers I m a therapist and I work in child welfare, therefore child abuse is a topic I think about 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.I felt very angry while reading this because of the reviews I read from other reviewers The abusive mother is this novel does not have a mental health diagnosis Entertainment rating 5Reader health ra

  10. says:

    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 t connect with Evan He seems like a good guy in a shitty situation, but it felt like I never actually got to know him I hated Evan s mom and his dad isn t any better as he just lets it happen As much as I wanted to love the romance part of things, it was very dramatic and over the top Plot wise, i I desperately wanted to love this book and I

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