Today I have a YA book for you, something challenging and thought provoking. How Shall We Love by Precarious Yates. I have to admit, this book gripped me fairly early on and I had to keep reading till the end. So yes, prepare to hole yourself up somewhere away from distractions if you pick this book. You can find below what the book is about. As usual, I rarely offer activity ideas for Teen or YA books, unless the author has created discussion sheets or something to go along with their books.
There's a lot to talk about from this book. I'd encourage parents to read this with their teens. Some of the issues tapped into are Homosexuality, Molestation, Religions, Home Schooling, Parenting, Divorce... Yep, some heavy stuff. But Ms Yates brings us through beautifully, in a touching story that will stick with you for awhile.
I highly recommend this to everyone. There are no bad language issues. Sex is mentioned, but the reader isn't taken there. And I loved the surprise meeting of a well-loved world changer.
Title: How Shall We Love
Author: Precarious Yates
Print Length: 317 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 148265041X
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
I’m what you’d call a hyper-intellectual. I love to learn more than most kids love to play. Then the divorce messes everything up.
In spite of my parents, I get my philosophy about love from a grungy and homeless businessman.
A famous nun gives me life-altering advice about how to practice this love.
And what about all these feelings I have for the skater punk down the street? Why won’t this amazing looking guy date?
An ever fracturing relationship with Shepherd, my father, may put an end to all my visits with Reuel.
And if Reuel learns the truth about my dad, he’ll stop hanging out with me for sure.
How will I ever live my philosophy if I have this many secrets?
In the midst of life’s mess, how shall we love?
You can learn more about Ms. Yates and about the issues discussed in this novel by visiting precariousyates.wordpress.com