The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson


Andrew Brawley was supposed to die that night. In the car with his parents and sister. But he didn't. He survived and lives in the unused parts of a hospital during the night and works cash-in-hand during the day in the hospital cafe. Throughout his time in the hospital, Andrew has made many friends - patients, staff and visitors and whilst they know nothing about him, he's managed to gain their trust and friendship effortlessly.

This book is incredibly dark. The main character has so many layers and secrets, it's sometimes difficult to read as I just wanted to understand him but couldn't. I sped through this book because the content is so intriguing and it had me turning page after page dying to know the hidden secrets that were clearly present and the developing relationships between characters. Parts of the storyline were a little  bit obvious but it was interesting watching it all play out.

I would highly recommend reading this book as it is an excellent piece of LGBTQ* YA literature that will keep you hooked until the very last page. 

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