Tuesday 19 June 2018

Book Review: Waiting for Walker by Robin Readon

Title: Waiting for Walker
Author: Robin Reardon

Publication Date: 2017
eBook - EPUB
LGBT Fiction
Review Copy from Author


Micah Jeager's life is a mess. His folks have split, and now he lives with his mother in the manager's unit of a motel. His mother is seeing a medium to communicate with Micah's older brother, killed in Afghanistan. He had to change schools for his junior year, which made him retreat further into himself, hiding behind his camera—and hiding that he's gay.

One sunny day in June, as he's shooting a dead seagull on the shore of Long Island Sound, a mysterious guy appears in a beautiful sailboat. At first, the guy's boat shoes are the image that stays with Micah. But soon it's the person himself, Walker Donnell, who haunts Micah's dreams.

Walker's life looks perfect to Micah. His wealthy parents adore him; he has everything he could want; he's gorgeous and generous; and he falls hard for Micah. But he has a secret: Walker is intersex.

The closer Walker and Micah grow, the more Walker feels a need to be sure of himself in ways he hasn't fully faced before, and now it's his turn to retreat. Micah knows Walker is worth waiting for, so he waits. And waits.

Waiting for Walker was an engaging and interesting read, not least because it was, I believe, the first I've read featuring an intersex character. Walker and Micah were both engaging characters, and the book dealt with issues such as sexuality, gender, and religion in a frank yet sensitive manner. The pacing was well managed, and I found the ending satisfying--a very good LGBTQIA+ read.

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