Release by Patrick NessRelease by Patrick Ness


byPatrick Ness

Hardcover | September 19, 2017

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Inspired by Judy Blume’s Forever and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, this novel that Andrew Smith calls “beautiful, enchanting, [and] exquisitely written” is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance—and what happens when the walls we build start coming down.

Adam Thorn doesn’t know it yet, but today will change his life.

Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam’s life is falling apart.  At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn’t he?) and his best friend, Angela.

But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam’s life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release.

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a raw, darkly funny, and deeply affecting story about the courage it takes to live your truth.

Patrick Ness is the author of nine novels, including his New York Times bestselling novel The Rest of Us Just Live Here, the Chaos Walking trilogy, More Than This, and A Monster Calls, which was made into a major motion picture with a screenplay adaptation by Patrick himself. He is also the creator and writer of Class, a Doctor Who spi...
Title:ReleaseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.97 inPublished:September 19, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062403192

ISBN - 13:9780062403193

Customer Reviews of Release


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Must Read for Patrick Ness Fans A dramatic and poignant story of a young boy who is struggling with being gay in a small town with hyper religious parents and a limited dating pool with Ness' dark and daring twist. Intriguing read for those looking for something less mainstream.
Date published: 2017-07-15

Editorial Reviews

“I was gripped by Adam’s journey to self-belief, told pacily, beautifully.”