Hopeful and tear-jerking at once…
Bellec delves into the intricacies of adolescence in his engrossing latest, taking readers on a teenager’s journey to self-realization. Struggling with mental illness and childhood trauma, Someone is less than thrilled when he is forced to leave his small town and friends behind to start afresh in a new place. But what begins as a struggle, soon becomes a journey of enlightenment and self-discovery. Bellec puts a quirky spin on the familiar story of a teenager’s struggles to fit in and find a life path. There are moments both tender and heart-wrenching in Someone and other characters’ lives, exploring universal themes of mental illness, trauma, pain, grief, anxiety, fears, insecurities, family, friendship, and relationships. Someone is the main protagonist, but it’s his father who steals the show. All the secondary characters are distinctive and add texture to the narrative. Original and relevant, the novel is an authentic depiction of today’s teenagers with conflicted emotions. Lovers of YA contemporary will be greatly rewarded.
By B.A. Bellec
Pub date June 3, 2020
Price $10.99 (USD) Paperback, $3.99 Kindle edition