This is an intense book that is going to stick with me and likely one I'll listen to more than once. I loved too much of it, too much of it had my emotions all tied up and it just missed being a five (but I bumped it up to a five on GR because it's more than a 4). I'm not writing a review because I was selfish and listened just for me. It's read excellently and emotionally by Armie Hammer who was also fantastic in the film version. It's a painfully honest look at a life-changing relationship between a 17 year old and a man seven years his senior who stays with their family for 6 weeks. It is filled with doubt, longing, ache, desire and anguish. I love emotional reads like this one. I only bumped off half a star because a few parts were a bit draggy, imo.
Now it's back to all horror all the time :)