Seeking Warmth by Brigham Vaughn
Benny Fuller is on his way to rock bottom. He’s seventeen, fresh out of juvie, homeless, and desperate to find a job. His dad’s in jail and his drug-addicted mom is in no shape to take care of his sick sister, Angel. A run-in with his ex-boyfriend, Scott Sullivan, makes Benny feel even worse. He’s a thief with no future. Scott is smart, with plans for college and a great future ahead of him. Benny knows Scott can do so much better than him. Because no matter how hard Benny tries, he can’t seem to find a job or a way to take care of Angel.
The further Benny falls, the more he needs Scott’s help. Benny will have to let go of his pride and trust Scott and the Sullivan family in order to get the Christmas miracle Benny and Angel so desperately need.
Reader Advisory: This is an older (15+) YA story with themes of homelessness, drug use and prostitution (off-page), neglect of minors, and foster care.
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
Heartbreaking, emotional, endearing; a Christmas story of hope.
This book got me from the start and it is so heartbreakingly tragic from the get go, I admit I was crying.
It follows 17 year old Benny, fresh out of juvie and can’t catch a break. He has his ups and downs but can’t get above it all and is living in his car. A fateful run-in with his ex, Scott and Benny is finally given some hope! Once Scott’s family see how Benny’s life had declined after the death of his Grandmother, they take him in and help him find his feet.
This is an emotional story, about a hard life, your first love and when you find a little hope, things can finally turn around 💜
Thanks for reading 📚!