By: John Corey Whaley
Location: FIC WHA
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary LGBGT
I watched The Room last weekend, it got me thinking about how I would do life if I was isolated, if I was totally alone, how would I keep it real. It was not a nice thought path....
In this book- aloneless is a choice, being isolated is the plan.
Sixteen year old Solomon
has agoraphobia. He hasn't left his house in three years, which is fine
by him. At home, he is the master of his own kingdom--even if his
kingdom doesn't extend outside of the house.
Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to go to a top tier psychiatry program. She'll do anything to get in.
Lisa finds out about Solomon's solitary existence, she comes up with a
plan sure to net her a scholarship: befriend Solomon. Treat his
condition. And write a paper on her findings. To earn Solomon's trust,
Lisa begins letting him into her life, introducing him to her boyfriend
Clark, and telling him her secrets. Soon, Solomon begins to open up and
expand his universe. But all three teens have grown uncomfortably close,
and when their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to
collapse as well.