• Look Past by Eric Devine

REVIEW

Sweet, accepted Mary, the pastor's daughter, has been atrociously murdered, and the analgesic makes it bright that it's because of her accord with Avery, a transgender boy.

The analgesic is cheeky Avery, and his girlfriend, Beth, and best acquaintance Charlie feel burden from their parents to stay abroad from him to accumulate safe. Avery's strong, admiring family, including his uncle Tom, a cop, absorber him from the affliction animality a baby boondocks can press on a auto boy, but back the analgesic demands that Avery de-transition and dress like a girl, alike his bigger advocates can't see a bigger way to accumulate him safe. In accession to carrying a tense, fast-paced thriller, Devine has done a solid job of autograph a boyish auto boy, ambidextrous auspiciously with dysphoria, the flood of animosity back addition sees one’s accurate self, alike the niggling self-doubt that can casting a adumbration on alike the best admiring relationships when gender issues arise. Avery feels true. But there is alarming abandon employed to accompany home the point that auto bodies are added acceptable to be the victims of sadistic predators than to be predators themselves. While autograph tragedy for queer (all-white) characters to advise a assignment has become a trope, Devine sidesteps the accepted benevolent cis hero and lets Avery abode his own problems head-on and be his own hero.

A solid serial-killer abstruseness for horror admirers who'd like to basis for the anomalous kid. (Thriller. 13 & up)

EDITORIAL REVIEW

Someone brutally murdered Mary Mathison, daughter of a prominent and very conservative local pastor, and Avery, a transgender boy who loved Mary, is bent on finding her killer. He goes to the crime scene to do some investigating, but is quickly put in harm’s way. Reluctantly, Avery must move to the sidelines to wait for the police to do their job.
However, following Mary’s funeral, Avery receives the first in a series of disturbing text messages that can only come from the killer, revealing that Avery is now a target. The killer claims that Mary’s murder was revenge for her relationship with Avery. The killer’s demands are simple and horrific: Avery must repent for changing his gender identity, or he will be the next one killed.
Now Avery is torn between finding the murderer and protecting himself from a killer who is playing a disturbing cat-and-mouse game. Can Avery deny who he is to catch Mary’s killer? Or will sacrificing himself be the ultimate betrayal?

Look Past

  • BookLook Past
  • Author:Eric Devine
  • ISBN:0762459212
  • ISBN-13:9780762459216
  • Binding:Paperback
  • Publishing Date:2016-10-04
  • Publisher:Running Press Kids
  • Language:English
  • Number Of pages:288