#ReviewTour — Foxes by Suki Fleet + Giveaway — Available Now
AUTHOR: SUKI FLEET
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 8, 2016
PAGES: 328 (NOVEL)
PUBLISHER: DREAMSPINNER PRESS
When Dashiel’s body is found dumped on an East London wasteland, his best friend Danny sets out to find the killer.
But Danny finds interaction difficult and must keep his world small in order to survive.
By day he lives in an abandoned swimming pool and fixes electrical devices to trade for supplies, but by night, alone, he hunts sharks—a reckless search for dangerous men who prey on the vulnerable.
A chance meeting with an American boy selling himself on the streets throws this lonely existence into disarray.
Micky is troubled, fragile, and Danny feels a desperate need to protect him—from what, he doesn't know. As Danny discovers more about Micky, he realizes that what Micky needs saving from is the one thing Danny can't help him fight against.
To save Micky, Danny must risk expanding his world and face something that scares him more than any shark ever could: trusting he will be accepted for who he is.
If a freezing winter on the streets, a sadistic doctor, and three thousand miles don’t tear them apart first, that is.
Foxes has taken me a couple days to read—not because it wasn’t good—quite the contrary. It’s SO good, I can’t make any headway because I keep stopping to highlight powerful quotes that need a place to stand out—like on a graphic.
Suki Fleet is a truly-gifted-inspirational storyteller that writes such poignant content that the narrative will pull you under—envelope you completely—as you read about the characters and the world she has taken you.
When we meet Danny, he’s already living in an abandoned swimming pool, and his existence is confined to a very small group of people. He doesn’t talk much—he has a hard time expressing his feelings—but he’s found a way that works for him and he does alright for himself.
Meeting Micky changes Danny’s world completely. Micky sees inside of Danny for who he is really is and they have a connection that can only be described as two soul mates finding each other.
Micky has secrets or issues of his own that he’s running from and eventually they catch up with him forcing, both he and Danny, to make some of the toughest decisions they have ever had to face.
Pushing both out of their comfort zones will test their strength and courage, but after spending so much time together they have learned to trust each other—eventually falling in love—and while neither boy have ever had reasons to believe in these emotions before...they now will hold onto them with everything they have—and pray that nothing or no one will come between them and tear them apart.
Foxes is an amazing and beautiful story of two boys basically stumbling through life with nothing but each other and doing everything accessible to them—regardless to how much or how little that may be—to see to it that they are safe and happy.
There is an amazing cast of secondary characters that also help to assist both Danny and Micky when times get too heavy. Danny’s strength and bravery was astounding and even though he never saw himself as anyone amazing or spectacular—he truly was very special and so was Micky.
For the longest time we don’t what happened to Danny and why he’s in the situation he is—it eventually reveals itself—and he’s made peace with his life. This only emphasizes—again—how remarkable he is.
The system failed him early on, but through his perseverance he never gave up. Where the system failed Danny, family failed Micky and he has hard struggles and huge mountains to climb, but he fights and keeps fighting.
Heart-breaking, heart-warming, up-lifting, inspirational. Powerful. Beautiful. Highly Recommended.
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*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Signal Boost Promotions*
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Award Winning Author. Prolific Reader (though less prolific than she'd like). Lover of angst, romance and unexpected love stories.
Suki Fleet writes lyrical stories about memorable characters, and believes everyone should have a chance at a happy ending.
Her first novel This is Not a Love Story won Best Gay Debut in the 2014 Rainbow Awards, and was a finalist in the 2015 Lambda Awards.
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2016 Rainbow Award Winner - Best Gay Young Adult