What’s the price of keeping your voice unheard in a chaotic world? The cover of THE DANGEROUS ART OF BLENDING IN by Angelo Surmelis should convince you to read to find out!
Sometimes, we just feel like keeping things quiet instead of reaching out. We could even build up a block because of it and rather stay in the background than find our voice in the big wide world. Angelo Surmelis‘s debut YA novel, The Dangerous Art of Blending In explores this theme. This is definitely a book that needs checking out.
Take a look at the gorgeous book cover of The Dangerous Art of Blending In!
As for the synopsis from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend Henry has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer.
Tired, isolated, scared—Evan’s only escape is drawing in an abandoned church that feels as lonely as he is. And, yes, he kissed one guy over the summer. But it’s his best friend Henry who’s now proving to be irresistible. It’s Henry who suddenly seems interested in being more than friends. And it’s Henry who makes him believe that he’s more than his mother’s harsh words and terrifying abuse. But as things with Henry heat up, and his mother’s abuse escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by avoiding attention at all costs.
Expected publication for The Dangerous Art of Blending In is January 30th 2018. You can pre-order a copy via Amazon here.