Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.
Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.
Ox was seventeen when he found out the boy’s secret, and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega.
Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces.
It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.
This story starts with the heartbreak of a young boy. Who is larger and slower than everyone else. He saw the good in people, even though life has been rough on both his mother and himself. As the story moves on and he matures he figures out for himself that all people are not easy to understand.
When he meets a boy who seems to be a normal yet hyper he is happy to have a friend who likes him just as he is. He finds love and acceptance for himself and his mother, with this new friend and his family.
Life is never easy or all smiles. When you have troubles and pain that must be lived through to mature and appreciate the happy times. Yet we all hope for good days and no conflict. When things go wrong within Ox’s life he just does his best to get through them. Yet he finds love, and goes for it heart wide open.
I really loved the book, however I was not so impressed with Kirk Graves. He did his job well, I just felt his voice didn’t do justice to the story. Totally a personal opinion.
Book – 5
Narrator – 4
Overall – 5