A father who never loved him…
A woman who stole his worth…
And a brother he couldn’t protect.
Where does someone run in the face of his deepest shame?
Billy McQueen works hard to keep his life together ... and concealed. At seventeen, he dreams of an escape from the barroom, his father’s manipulation, and the advances of his father’s girlfriend. However, on his eighteenth birthday, Billy is introduced to a younger brother he never knew he had. An eight-year-old who is barely capable of navigating the corrupt world of his father’s boxing club.
In order to secure his freedom, Billy must fight for it. To save his little brother who is next in line for the slave trade ... he must die for it.
SOMETHING I AM NOT is for anyone who has ever questioned who he is, why he is here, and whether the world would be a better place without him.
Something I Am Not by Cher Gatto
This book was impossible to put down...one chapter enticed me into the next and caused me to binge read for several days. I was not disappointed!!
This book is a must-read
Posted by Priscilla Welbourn on Nov 27th 2020
I've just finished reading this book. There is something that I need to say.
I'm so touched by the message of this book. It's a great read, it's so entertaining, the pages fly by, but it's so much more than that. Without being a "preachy" book, it shares the blessed story of the Gospel. It shares how we really feel when we fail, how we can never quite get a handle on forgiveness, both for ourselves and for others. It implores us to try and grasp the truth of being loved, no matter what we have done, and no matter how we see ourselves. It seeks to allow us to see the impossible, ourselves as loved unconditionally. These, and many more conditions of the heart are addressed by this book, and we, the readers, are able to use the story of Billy to see our own situation.
Thank you, honestly, thank you. You have given my heart a chance to visit these elusive concepts again, and take hold of them in a new way. I will use Billy's story again and again, not only in my own life, but as I seek to help others.