Between These Walls.

Author:Morris, Kristine
Position:Book review

John Herrick; BETWEEN THESE WALLS; Segue Blue (Fiction: LGBT) 15.95 ISBN: 9780991530915

Byline: Kristine Morris

This heartbreaking but ultimately inspiring love story reveals the power of love as a way to overcome fear of acceptance.

Hunter Carlisle seems to have it all -- a bright future in sales, a beautiful girlfriend, and a strong Christian faith. But one long-kept secret threatens to topple it all: Hunter is gay. It was a video posted online by a young high-school student on the verge of committing suicide that moved John Herrick to write Between These Walls. The teen, having endured all the bullying and harassment that he could handle, and unable to speak his message aloud, had written it on sheets of paper that he held out to readers as he wept, hoping that someone, somewhere, would read it and care. Herrick was heartbroken; he couldn't forget what he had seen. He set aside work on his third novel and instead began writing Between These Walls, a story of secrets, self-discovery, and the triumph of the human spirit.

Twenty-six-year-old Hunter has kept his secret attraction to other men well hidden. In high school, he was a well-liked jock who dated girls. Athletic and handsome, he appears to be an average heterosexual guy, an image that even his girlfriend, Kara, accepts. Due to a sales slump that threatens to jeopardize his career, Hunter experiences...

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