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DOWNLOAD ´ The Boys From Manchester Ý Daniel and Brandon appear to be a couple of average teens who like to read comic books make movies with their camera skate outside the local video shop with friends and even play an elaborate version of hide and seek on the sprawling grounds of the botanical gardens after darkBut these two boys from ManchestCy foretold long agoWhat begins as a simple coming of age story gradually builds into an adventure of epic proportion as past and present intertwine and the tension mounts to a stunning climax that will leave you breathless and pondering the true nature of heroism friendship sacrifice and love long after the final page has been turnedWhere innocence ends legend begins. If ever there was a book written for me it's this one It is by far the best YA book ever written about teens with superpowers Finally a believable story with convincingly realistic characters in this genre It's so realistic that from time to time I actually forgot about the superpowers and just fell into the coming of age story which would have been interesting even if there weren't any superpowers involved The characters are so well developed and the tension builds beautifully to an astoundingly explosive climax I was literally breathless and turning pages faster than I ever have before in the last 50 pagesand no I'm not exaggeratingMy favorite character is Brandon and not just because we share the same name which is cool He is by far one of the deepest and most complex characters in YA fiction ever I love the way he's always thinking even when he doesn't appear to be and I love that he is a fearless and highly skilled fighter His devotion to Daniel moved me to tears especially in one chapter late in the book when he confronts Daniel with a painful truth outside the barn by the lake I also love Brandon's relationship with his two doberman pinschers especially the chapter where Brandon at age 10 adopts them as puppies if this chapter doesn't get you misty eyed your heart is probably made of stone It would be difficult to pick a favorite moment or chapter in this book because there are so many of them but a few that really stand out are the hide and seek game after dark in the botanical gardens genuinely thrilling and chilling; the night when Daniel follows a sleepwalking Brandon out to the barn and the dream that follows; the battle in the ravine when Daniel at age 9 and his dad are trying to escape from England and make their way to Scotland for safe passage to America; the amusement park on Halloween night when Daniel at age 11 unwittingly unleashes his power; the locker room confrontation between good and evil I will say no than this I have never in my life read anything deeply chilling and devastatingly heartbreaking at once; and of course the last four chapters which like I said are explosive and unforgettable I love this book I love every part of it from start to finishPS I agree with Jason You don't have to be gay to enjoy this book I'm gay but there are a lot of books with gay characters that I don't care for just like there are books with straight characters that I love It is a plus for me that this book features strong and credible gay characters but that doesn't mean that it's just for gay teens It's for anybody who enjoys a great story with great characters

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Daniel and Brandon appear to be a couple of average teens who like to read comic books make movies with their camera skate outside the local video shop with friends and even play an elaborate version of hide and seek on the sprawling grounds of the botanical gardens after darkBut these two boys from Manchester England are anything but average teens Best mates since th. When I first sat down to write The Boys From Manchester I had no idea how far the seeds of the story would grow My initial vision was uite simple an intimate tale of two boys each born with a uniue gift — one who shall control all the lakes and seas while the other holds sway over the sky But at the same time I didn’t want to get caught up in the myriad trappings of grandeur that usually come as part and parcel of stories about people who possess supernatural abilities I was determined to keep it as simple and realistic as possible In short I wanted this story to be about the boys not their special powers As planned the story would be narrated by its 15 year old protagonist a uiet and vigilant lad from North West England who as we learn in the book’s Prelude possesses the ability to control water With this style of narrative I would certainly have no problem conveying the coming of age story But then there was also the backstory which would focus on the narrator’s dad as a teenager — an absolute necessity for the success of the story I had decided early on that I would not break from the first person narrative to tell this separate yet critically important part of the story Instead I would simply allow my intuitive teenage narrator to tell the tangential tales of the past as if he were a fly on the wall in that time before he was born It seemed a reasonable approach to take considering that in addition to his ability to manipulate water he also possesses the gift of being able to look into the eyes of another and ‘see’ what that person has seenFrom there the idea of interweaving past and present events only seemed like a natural device — or at least as natural as any device can ever be And with this in mind I deliberately constructed the story like a puzzle in which the chapters particularly those covering past events could be viewed as a series of vignettes whole and complete unto themselves while at the same time adding to the larger picture as their respective pieces fall into placeeffectively setting the stage for the inevitable action packed finale Or to paraphrase that age old axiom of the theatre If superpowers appear in the first act it's a safe bet that somebody will use them in the third act That said I suppose some will lament ‘But you took too long to get to the cake’ To which I can only reply ‘The story of the boys is the cake — all that action in the latter part of the book is merely the icing’ Of course by this I don’t mean to downplay the action in this book for it is both critical and necessary to the development of the story And let’s face it you simply cannot have all that buildup without a sweet payoff at the end — that would be like closing a meal without dessertor serving up a slice of cake without any icingBut still at its heart The Boys From Manchester is a coming of age story about welltwo boys from Manchester And in the end I hope the message that I have conveyed is far greater than ‘See how cool it would be to have super powers kids’ I hope that discerning readers will discover the truth inside the fiction — the analogy between possessing uniue powers and being uniuely different I hope that both gay and straight teen readers will see the reflection of their own possibility in Daniel and Brandon those 'uniuely different' boys from Manchester whose commitment to one another transcends not only our often narrow notion of what it is to love and be loved but also what it takes to be a real superheroThis book is intended for readers 15It contains Language sexual situations both M M and M F — though none of an overtly graphic nature violence of the actionadventure sort and one instance of domestic abuse

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The Boys From ManchesterEy met on their first day of school in the States they share not only an unbreakable bond but a secret destiny as well a destiny that is triggered as if by the hand of fate itself when all American jock and fellow classmate Cody is drawn into their circle And as the fragile facade of boyhood innocence begins to crumble a slumbering darkness stirs to fulfill a prophe. When I first sat down to write The Boys From Manchester I had no idea how far the seeds of the story would grow My initial vision was uite simple an intimate tale of two boys each born with a uniue gift — one who shall control all the lakes and seas while the other holds sway over the sky But at the same time I didn’t want to get caught up in the myriad trappings of grandeur that usually come as part and parcel of stories about people who possess supernatural abilities I was determined to keep it as simple and realistic as possible In short I wanted this story to be about the boys not their special powers As planned the story would be narrated by its 15 year old protagonist a uiet and vigilant lad from North West England who as we learn in the book’s Prelude possesses the ability to control water With this style of narrative I would certainly have no problem conveying the coming of age story But then there was also the back story which would focus on the narrator’s dad as a teenager — an absolute necessity for the success of the story I had decided early on that I would not break from the first person narrative to tell this separate yet critically important part of the story Instead I would simply allow my intuitive teenage narrator to tell the tangential tales of the past as if he were a fly on the wall in that time before he was born It seemed a reasonable approach to take considering that in addition to his ability to manipulate water he also possesses the gift of being able to look into the eyes of another and ‘see’ what that person has seenFrom there the idea of interweaving past and present events only seemed like a natural device — or at least as natural as any device could ever be And with this in mind I deliberately constructed the story like a puzzle in which the chapters particularly those covering past events could be viewed as a series of vignettes whole and complete unto themselves while at the same time adding to the larger picture as their respective pieces fall into placeeffectively setting the stage for the inevitable action packed finale Or to paraphrase that age old axiom of the theatre If superpowers appear in the first act it's a safe bet that somebody will use them in the third act That said of course I suppose some will lament ‘But you took too long to get to the cake’ To which I can only reply ‘The story of the boys is the cake — all that action in the latter part of the book is merely the icing’ Of course by this I don’t mean to downplay the action in this book for it is both critical and necessary to the development of the story And let’s face it you simply cannot have all that buildup without a sweet payoff at the end — that would be like closing a meal without dessertor serving up a slice of cake without any icingBut still at its heart The Boys From Manchester is a coming of age story about welltwo boys from Manchester And in the end I hope the message that I have conveyed is far greater than ‘See how cool it would be to have super powers kids’ I hope that discerning readers will discover the truth inside the fiction — the analogy between possessing uniue powers and being uniuely different I hope that both gay and straight teen readers will see the reflection of their own possibility in Daniel and Brandon those 'uniuely different' boys from Manchester whose commitment to one another transcends not only our often narrow notion of what it is to love and be loved but also what it takes to be a real superheroThis book is intended for readers 15It contains Language sexual situations both M M and M F — though none of an overtly graphic nature violence of the actionadventure sort and one instance of domestic abuse