Title: A Good Enough Reason
Author Name & Publisher: C.M. Lievens (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 23, 2016 – 220 pgs
High school seniors Ellis and Dale are as different as day and night, or so Ellis believes. Ellis loves to write, while Dale loves soccer. Ellis has only a handful of friends, and Dale is Mr. Popularity. But when they’re partnered up for an AP English project, Ellis learns different can be good. Really good.
Dale Stephens has it all: friends, a hot girlfriend, mad soccer skills—and a secret. He’s bisexual, but because he’s never been in love with a boy, it’s always been easier to keep that part of himself hidden. Until Ellis changes everything.
As their love grows, Dale realizes it’s Ellis he wants to be with—only he’s not ready for the world to know about them, especially after the way his mom reacts to the news.
But when they are outed by a bully who has made a career out of tormenting Ellis, Dale and Ellis must face down their fears and try to stay together. What will happen when the bully goes too far? Will Ellis come out of it unscathed?
The characters in this book are seniors in high school and yes they act as seniors do so that in its own is a good thing. There are too many books and shows for that matter that have kids in school act more like adults so that is one of the things that I want to commend CM Lievens on. It is not easy in my opinion to write a book about young adults in adult situations and not lose perspective on that fact they are not adults.
Ellis is definitely a strong character in this book. He has to insure more then his fair share of crap around school because of people speculating that he is gay when only a select few know the truth. But worse then that is the bullying that is escalating with Mark. What started out as bullying turned into obsession and Ellis fought back against it when most would hide away. Ellis indured things that no one should EVER have to go through and he came out the other side intact and with his head high and not backing down. Ellis is definitely a role model for others in my opinion.
Dale was the one that I think gave Ellis his strength to stand up for himself. No one ever suspected anything about Dale being Bi but when it came to Ellis he embraced it and stood by Ellis each step of the way. Dale is also agood role model in my opinion for others.
This book was an amazing book. I was enthralled throughout the whole book and enjoyed it immensely. I think CM did a superb job on it. Would definitely recommend that others read it.
Catherine Lievens has always loved books. She’s not sure how she managed to marry a man who doesn’t read, but she deals with it and buys enough books for both of them. Just ask him—he frequently wonders if the books on her shelves mate with each other to produce new ones. She never told him it’s only her buying more books.
After brushing up her English to graduate in English language and translation, she decided to put it to good use and write the characters she always dreamt of. She likes writing about creatures people say don’t exist, like shifters and harpies, because her life’s too boring to write about what she knows, and she always wanted to be a cat anyway.