Author: JP Barnaby
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Little Boy Lost: Book Six
Reunited with his father but missing the one man he loves more than any other, Jamie Mayfield attempts to put his life back together amid rehab, seizures, and the gutting loneliness of Brian’s rejection. As he tries to cope, Jamie finds that relying on his friends isn’t nearly as difficult as he’d imagined, and soon he can once again stand on his own two feet.
While recovering from his addiction, Jamie starts a new phase of his life at college, working to become the man Brian needs him to be. Only one question remains: Can Jamie earn Brian’s forgiveness and win back his trust, or will their love be sacrificed at the altar of Jamie’s demons?
Brian and Jamie’s epic journey comes to a close in this thrilling conclusion to the Little Boy Lost series.
Well I made it through. This series is hard to read. There is no getting around that fact. I wasn’t able to read it consecutively. I had to break up the emotion with some levity. Everyone assured me the journey would be worth it in the end. To say they were not wrong would be an understatement.
I would like to say that this series depicts the worst of humanity. That it depicts the worst of what could happen to a throwaway child. A little boy lost. But, I think it just gives us a small peek into how so many of our GLBTQ+ youth end up. It gives us an inkling of what we need to work to change and why they need our help and support.
Sacrificed is not a happy-go-lucky wrap up to the series. Brian and Jamie work hard for their happily every after. Every time they get ahead, something else gets in their way. Life does not always give us happy endings. Even up until the final pages, you are not sure when or if Brian and Jamie will get theirs.
Jamie had help. Jamie has a group of friends and family that loved him. Not every GLBTQ+ youth is so lucky.
This series will change you. This series will make you think. It will break your heart. It will make you despair. It will make you want to huddle Brian and Jamie in your arms and protect them from all that is wrong in the world. It will give you determination. It will give you hope.
Note: for those of you with young people in your lives, there is a YA version of the Little Boy Lost series. It is called Waiting for Forever. All proceeds from the sale of Waiting for Forever and Broken Kind of Life (the YA version of Barnaby’s iconic Aaron) go to Lost N Found Youth in Atlanta, GA. A center devoted to helping little boys lost.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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