I'm in the middle of this book, so I'm not ready to post a complete review yet. But I just came across this section, and I want to remember it because it really hit me the right way.
Jordy is burying Bruno, the dog that belongs to his landlord, Otis. He says :
As I shovel dirt onto it, I actually notice a lump in my throat. I haven't cried for so long. I can't even remember the last time. Maybe I'm regaining my ability to feel things. Which I absolutely refuse to do until someone can guarantee me it won't be retroactive.
"Jordy," Chloe says. "You're crying. That's so nice."
Judging from the next few pages, both Jordy and Chloe are beginning to heal emotionally from some of the really bad stuff they've gone through over the past few years, though I don't think Jordy realizes that's happening to him yet. Maybe heal will turn out to be the wrong word to use, but at the very least, they seem to be getting to a better place emotionally. Anyhow, I just loved the line I typed in purple. It just says volumes about where Jordy has been and what he's afraid of, yet Hyde does it so subtly. Whew!