Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Book Review: Abnormal Lives by Rae

Jan 22, 2012

Book Review: Abnormal Lives by Rae


Description from Goodreads:
Engaging, provocative, and decadent, two lonely cousins make their own way in the world when everyone else abandons them.
Cousins Simone and Stefan are forced to prostitute themselves to make ends meet. Stefan is disowned by his father, rejected by his peers and family, and bullied because of his sexuality until he finally gains the courage to stand up for himself. Sadly, his boyfriend is simply using him for money and romancing women on the side. Simone has a hard time making friends, and the only friends she has are cross-dressers. All they have is each other. Their friendship is the one thing that makes them feel invincible against the hatred toward them. But when everyone is dishonest about their indiscretions, friendships fall apart. 
Abnormal Lives takes readers from the despair of a life of crime to the hope and redemption of spirituality and love.

My Thoughts:
I received this book for review from Strebor Books, the publisher. 
I really liked this book overall. Stefan and Simone were interesting main characters with a crazy life story. After their Grandma passed, they had to fend and raise themselves. Their easy way of earning money was prostitution, but it's not as easy as they thought it was.
This book kept me pretty interested throughout, but I had Stefan's secret figured out from the very beginning when Simone was digging through his bag. The ending could have been better in my opinion. It ended too abruptly like there will be a sequel. If there is a sequel, will Simone be vengeful? How much of a story could be made from that?? It will be interesting to find out.

One great thing about the books released by Strebor, is the editing. They are always on point with editing and this one fell right in line with the rest. I would definitely read another book by Rae!

I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars!



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