Title: Surviving Elite High
Author: John H Ames
Publisher: Dare Empire
Characters: John and Nick
John Henry Ames is a sixteen-year-old boy from a small New Jersey town. John is humble, shy and studious. He lives as an outcast in the shadows of an elite high school where he is tormented by two psychopathic bullies.
On the verge of dropping out of school due to overdue payments, a teacher enrolls him in a tutoring program where he meets the school’s star quarterback and hero, Nick Anthony Hawking. Since he was doing poorly in several subjects, Nick needs John’s help to pass and graduate high school. As John becomes closer to the jock, he develops a strong affection towards him even though Nick has a strong reputation of sleeping around with a lot of women. Nick becomes his friend and protector in school. Their sincere friendship helps to bring out the best in each of them.
Several tragedies, like a school shooting, threaten to change their young lives forever. Will they follow their own voice or return to the safety of their own shadows?
Surviving Elite High is a breathtaking saga that illustrates a flourishing same-sex love, family, and friendship.
Surviving Elite High is a coming of age story for a young nerdy boy and the quarterback of the football team. It is a delightful love story that will bring a smile to your face, and then moments later bring tears to your eyes. John and Nick were so real that I was convinced that these were actual people that I could see and feel. It was so endearing that Nick took the protector role so seriously. . I loved this book it had drama, tears, friendship and happiness.
This book is so well written that it kept my attention from beginning to end.
I have a question to you Mr. Ames is this autobiographical?
Reviewed By: Vonda