Throughout our lives we are faced with tough choices. We must decide what job to accept and which car to purchase, but during out teen years, we are faced with the hardest choices. We have to decide where to go to college, if college is even important to us, and what we want to do with our lives. We are doing this among a huge hormone push and without the full use of our prefrontal cortex. In essensence, our brains aren't the ones working at their best during this choice.
Elizabeth Arroyo's latest release- ON THE EDGE OF BROKEN PIECES is a coming of age story about a boy who faces one of the toughest choices of his life, at a time when he is more unsure of himself than ever. Xander is frustrated with his crappy life but when he has a chance encounter with Wade, the superstar, he begins to find that life is more than school... it's the family you make along the way.
ON THE EDGE OF BROKEN PIECES is now available in ebook from all retailers. This story is gripping and emotional but will also have you recalling your own teen years and the bad choices you made.
One moment changes everything.
Xander Morales is close to getting his big ticket out of his crappy life. All he needs to do is continue his therapy sessions, control his anger issues, and pretend that he's not hearing his dead sister's voice.
Should be easy, right?
Not when he finds himself drawn to the town’s golden boy Olympic gold Medalist snowboarder, Wade Wilson. Wade is gay and comes complete with his own entourage of nosey followers, domineering mother, and handful of rich friends. The guy sends Xander’s emotions into a nosedive.
But Xander’s not gay.
Except Wade makes him feel things he's never felt before and Xander finds himself leaning in for a kiss. That kiss. The kiss that would change everything he's ever believed about himself. And he does what he’s been doing all his life. He runs. Because facing the truth of his feelings means giving Wade the broken pieces of his heart and it might just cost Xander everything.
Don’t miss this emotional tale of a boy who faces his worst nightmare-snow-all for a boy he doesn’t even think he likes. Fans of Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa and Adam Silvera’s The History of Us will enjoy this story about a boy who ultimately finds strength in family, friends, and love.
Surprisingly, the hour-long session went by quickly, though something about the session made my gears spin more than usual. My fingers itched to draw, and when I got home, I drew Sage pissing a beam of flame into his brother’s friends. The whole place caught fire as a result. It wasn’t one of my best works, but at least it was something I could relieve from my already dark soul. I drew Jack with his napkin. Only in my drawing he had made a long rope he used to shimmy down the tower of inadequacy he’d been locked inside. And I drew David with the glue, locking up all the demons in a chest. They were all warped versions of superheroes, taking back control of their lives. It made more sense through art than verbal expressions. Although, I didn’t draw myself ripping Purdy’s spine. Apart from senseless threats, I’d done nothing to make myself feel better. Nothing to stop the nightmares.
In the end, they always just came at me like jagged-edged swords. I could do nothing but scream.