Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe

Clifford (aka Neanderthal) is not having an easy high school experience. He's 6ft 6 and 250 pounds which makes it pretty hard for him to blend into the scenery and not be noticed. He's having the worst year of his life after his brother commits suicide. 

Luckily he meets Aaron and together they embark on the most unlikely of friendships. Aaron is the school football star, a real golden boy compared to Cliff who gets harrassed endlessly at school and at home by his alcoholic dad, It's not an easy story to read, but it is eventful and I thought it was realistic and at times heartbreaking,

The story includes profanity, alcohol and drug use and religion- all things that I like to give you the heads up on. I'd hand this to teens 14 and up, but YMMV.

Verdict- buy

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton

June 5, 2018 (Goodreads says May 22?)

Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from NetGalley without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.