Take the Long Way Home

Take the Long Way Home - J.A. Rock This was very different from the other J.A. Rock books I've read, and less a romance as it was Dresden trying to get his act together in spite of the difficulties of the past few years and the inability of his family to help him. It wasn't just overblown teenage angst. Dresden has real problems and, frankly, has been failed by his mother who has her own problems coping. It was hard to be in Dresden's mind at times and hard to see him putting himself in some of the situations, but J.A. Rock did a fantastic job of making me feel for him.

Caleb has also been down on himself, mourning and withdrawing. While we don't really get into Caleb's thoughts, you know that he is also in need of some help setting himself back on track. The two stumble upon each other and just work, faults and all. It's not perfect and not easy and maybe not even permanent, but the two need each other.

It wasn't an easy read, but it was rewarding. J.A. Rock's writing is wonderful and really got me invested in Dresden. I don't even know what to make of his nine year old, break dancing sister's dollhouse plays, but I loved it nonetheless.