Danny

Danny Sometimes you can t tell the gods from the monsters Danny Marina s new step father takes him to the laser tag stadium the movies the go kart track He and his mother now have a new house and money Th

  • Title: Danny
  • Author: Steven Harper
  • ISBN: 9781611385281
  • Page: 442
  • Format: ebook
  • Sometimes you can t tell the gods from the monsters.Danny Marina s new step father takes him to the laser tag stadium, the movies, the go kart track He and his mother now have a new house and money Then Danny finds the cameras in the living room, his bedroom, the shower Which leads him to uncover the secret web site, the one devoted to him and his step brother EriSometimes you can t tell the gods from the monsters.Danny Marina s new step father takes him to the laser tag stadium, the movies, the go kart track He and his mother now have a new house and money Then Danny finds the cameras in the living room, his bedroom, the shower Which leads him to uncover the secret web site, the one devoted to him and his step brother Eric Danny s Mom doesn t believe him doesn t want to believe him Faced with the unthinkable as his stepdad brings home strangers, Danny and Eric hop a bus for Florida Frightened, and only with each other for support, they flee to Aquapura, a crappy, decrepit resort town But the streets of Aquapura have dangers of their own A grinning hotel owner named Lucian ropes the boys into a prostitution ring, pimping them out to traveling businessmen who flash enough cash The work crushes Danny s body and threatens to steal his soul As an escape, Danny fills his notebook with a strange and secret story He spins the tale of Ganymede, a teenaged boy from ancient Greece Zeus, the king of gods himself, snatches Ganymede up to Mount Olympus, where he is pulled into a web of intrigue and adventure that threatens the very gods As his life under Lucian s thumb worsens, Danny escapes deeper into Ganymede s fictional life Except the Danny writes about Ganymede, the it becomes clear he s writing about himself And over time, Ganymede s life crosses Danny s in strange and impossible ways Danny needs to use Ganymede s strength to fight back and create a better life for himself and for Eric But can a teenager use the power of a god

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    1. I couldn't put this one down.Most of the time I have problems with horrific real life problems mixed with fantasy; too often the fantasy boils down to wish fulfillment, with an undertone of "suffering gave me power." Back in the seventies, my spouse (then boyfriend) worked with runaways who ended up in Hollywood and discovered what is the horrible truth for far too many runaways: that for teens there are basically three ways to survive, theft, drug-dealing, and prostitution, and all three can ge [...]

    2. This is one of the #SPFBO books on my list, but I have to admit I didn't get too far with this. I made it to around the 15% mark, but then I decided I just couldn't keep going because it was vulgar and rape-y and pretty dark. This story definitely has scenes of abuse, porn, child abuse and it will no doubt have even worse things later on. It's dick-filled and told in diary from from a young boy, Danny, and it's just really not a book I enjoyed.I started this hoping that it would become a good st [...]

    3. Her Tangh-i-ness has identified yet another juicy book for all those fellow Bisexual-approving, Mythophilic, Science Fantasy, Ancient History addicts out there. YA Librarians please take note: other than the use of standard Anglo-Saxon-derived cuss words, this work is devoid of Any reason to hesitate to include it on bookshelves. For prurient content, look elsewhere. And I talking about this book called Danny. I read it. Really. *Spoiler Alert* Her Tangh-i-ness greatly appreciates pithy plot sum [...]

    4. Danny at sixteen is happy with his life living by the lake with his mother in northern Michigan, but that is about to change when his mother takes up with and then moves in with a new man. Danny's new 'stepfather' Myron seems OK and gets on well with him, more than can be said for Myron's son Eryx, who goes out of his way to cause trouble for Danny; that is until the day it all turns. Eryx reveals that Danny's new home is rigged with hidden cameras, and Danny is now a porn star, sharing his fate [...]

    5. I received this copy of Danny through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.Danny is the story about a boy who gets sucked into prostitution via his mother's boyfriend, who is already submitting his son Eryx to it. Danny tries to tell his mother what is happening, but she accuses him of lying. The two boys decide to run away to Florida in order to escape, where they meet a girl who teaches them the tricks of the street and gets them a job - inevitably, hooking at a local hotel. The three [...]

    6. No thank, you. I do not want to read about sexual abuse and prostitution of male teenagers. Adding in the myth with Ganymede may make it more literary, but I still cannot finish this kind of book.

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