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When Summer Ends, The Dark Days Begin

Whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him, but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in the world to come.

--Matthew 12:32

Jeffrey Conley sits beside Aunt Jenny at Sunday evening service, the hard wooden bench serving as security in the midst of chaos. He has come home -- to a land of loss. Parents, dead. Grandparents, dead. Twin brother, dead two hours after birth. Great aunts, great uncles, Aunt Jenny's husband Lawton, all dead. All decaying in their graves.

But something lives. Something dark. Something evil. 

And it wants to drag Jeffrey Conley's soul to Hell.

I enjoyed this book about a highly functional autistic boy who is tempted to sin against God by a Lovecraftian being pretending to be a Christian demon. I especially loved the childhood flashbacks to a simpler time set during the 1970s in rural Tennessee and the very honest and real issues that young people experience during puberty such as first love, betrayal, death of family members and loved ones and wondering if their changing bodies and hormonal drives are normal. I also enjoyed the insight into what it's like to come of age with autism/Asperger's Syndrome. A well-written and often bittersweet tale of a teen-aged boy's coming of age. 

--Susan Abel Sullivan, author of Weredog Whisperer and Haunted Housewives

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