When Ryan Gaunt's seemingly perfect older brother kills himself, Ryan has to piece together why— and prevent a moment that could spark another teen's suicide.
To Ryan, Tyler was perfect. After all, he had a full ride to Princeton, girls throwing themselves all over him, and an overall shiny, happy life. So when Ryan comes home to find his brother hanging from a noose, he's as shocked as he is grief-stricken.
Ryan discovers Tyler's journal and is surprised to find the entries addressed to him. Conservative, church-going Ryan pieces together that Tyler was in love with his best friend— his male best friend— and the already broken pieces of his world crumble.
Meanwhile, flamboyant outcast Bryant Wilson is invited to an exclusive in-crowd party. Ryan is nonplussed— when he drop-kicked Bryant out of the closet years ago, Bryant fell from the top of the social ladder to the bottom rung. When Ryan discovers the ulterior motives for Bryant's invitation and the plans to humiliate the boy in front of the entire school, he has to make a decision. He can risk his social status for a kid he despises or live with the guilt of not standing up for the tortured boy who Tyler asked him to protect.
BROTHERS, a 55k word contemporary YA, will appeal to fans of THIRTEEN REASONS WHY and THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST.