Absolutely amazing and heart wrenching. I started this after reading the first two in the Man Up series and was so curious about Tyler and Marcus that I couldnt wait to read this. Now, I plan to read the first three from this series to learn more about Julian and Zach. Now here's a bit of a possible spoiler.
This touched... no, dug it's heel into some very sore personal spots I have. I will try to get my point across without giving too much away. Marcus' relationship with his parents. From the way that this was written, Marcus had given his mother every opportunity to be a mom, and try to make amends. Right up till she was hospitalized. Now, as glad as I am that he was there when she passed, as I believe that no one should have to draw their last breath alone, he was not in the wrong in Any Way, that I could see. And I say this from personal experience, as more than likely will many that read this.
His misplaced guilt is normal as well, and very common in people that suffered from neglect and abuse, but underserved. Sadly enough, parents that are like his, more than likely suffered at the hands of their own parents and knew no other way. This does not excuse their actions though. I felt for his mother, even though she didnt care about her son. His father on the other hand, i felt, at this point, was probably a hopeless case. And honestly, as cold and unfeeling as he was, deserved every word and more that Marcus gave him. Im just glad Marcus didnt end up like him, which was where he was headed.
Great book. I proudly recommend.