REVIEW: Deposing Nathan

May 5, 2019     yaobsessed     Uncategorized

REVIEW: Deposing NathanDeposing Nathan by Zack Smedley
Published by Page Street Kids on May 7, 2019
Pages: 400

Nate never imagined that he would be attacked by his best friend, Cam.

Now, Nate is being called to deliver a sworn statement that will get Cam convicted. The problem is, the real story isn’t that easy or convenient—just like Nate and Cam’s friendship. Cam challenged Nate on every level from the day the boys met. He pushed him to break the rules, to dream, and to accept himself. But Nate—armed with a fierce moral code and conflicted by his own beliefs—started to push back. With each push, Nate and Cam moved closer to each other—but also spiraled closer to their breaking points.

High school and the teenage years in general are a very confusing time for any person. Couple that with questioning your sexual orientation, strict parental figures and having a faith that doesn’t believe in homosexuality of any sort and you have got a classic no win situation.

Before Cam came along Nathan’s life was predictable and kinda boring but after they decide to partner up in a shared class they become friends. They then become best friends but after a New Years party things get SUPER complicated. As usual I am not going to spoil the story with spoiler but what results from what happens that night leads to where we find ourselves in the beginning of the novel. With Nathan giving a deposition sporting a pretty severe stab wound.

The writing was done well showcasing the confusion that Nathan feels about his feelings about all the important people in his life. I also like Cam who even though a lot of people find him very outspoken almost to the point of annoying a lot of time his unflinching honest is usually on point.

All in all this is an awesome novel which I think you will enjoy if you decide to pick it up.

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