Sins of the Fathers by Chris Lynch

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Three lifelong buddies struggle against the hold of their church leaders “Don’t let me fall behind” is the spoken promise between best friends Drew, Skitz, and Hector. The three teens live in a blurred church-school environment at the mercy of three priests who have an ominous power over them and their families. Together, Drew, Skitz, and Hector can get through the cruelties and power games of Fathers “Blarney,” “Mullarkey,” and “Shenanigan,” as the boys call them. Together, the boys can deal with any issue—until suspected abuse begins to threaten their bond of friendship. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Chris Lynch including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

About Chris Lynch

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Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award-winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including"?Pieces, ""Kill Switch, ?Angry Young Man, "and?"Inexcusable", which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He is also the author of "Freewill", "Gold Dust", "Iceman", "Gypsy Davy", and "Shadow Boxer", all ALA Best Books for Young Adults;?"Extreme Elvin"?"Whitechurch", and "All the Old Haunts". He holds an M.A. from the writing program at Emerson College. He mentors aspiring writers and continues to work on new literary projects. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.
Published March 5, 2013 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 240 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Flanked by misfeasant and malfeasant priests, young buddies Andrew, Hector and the aptly named Skitz loyally stand shoulder to shoulder at the center of Lynch’s typically funny, tragic, edgy Catholic School tale.

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Secrets and their devastating effects is the theme of Lynch's (Freewill ) intense novel that hints at sexual abuse by a priest. Narrator Drew, Skitz and Hecto

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Later that night, when a very drunk and stoned Mullarkey shows up at Drew's house to tell Drew he's been transferred, the boy begins to piece things together regarding Hector's anger.

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Hector spends more time than ever away from Skitz and Drew, becomes withdrawn and secretive about his home life, and seems to become more ill every day, dosing himself with Saint Joseph baby aspirin and RC Cola.

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