Do-Gooder


Young Adult - Adventure
202 Pages
Reviewed on 11/13/2016
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Reviewed by Scila Colombo for Readers' Favorite

Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Martin is a kind spirit, a do-gooder...but he will never admit that. When Isaiah is caught with a gun - he only held it to keep a friend from doing something stupid - he gets into deep trouble and is immediately sent out to Cameroon to live with his missionary father, Dr. Charles Martin. Leaving Chicago for the dark continent, Isaiah never thought he'd meet a young and surprisingly hot guy: Henry, a do-gooder sent by Dr. Martin to pick him up and drive him to the refugee camp. What happens next is a turmoil of emotions, and a kidnapping by militant forces. Will the boys find the courage to work together to survive or will they keep falling down?

J. Leigh Bailey has the gift of good writing! Do-gooder is absolutely gorgeous. An astounding novel, masterfully written for a young audience that will move you to the core. Able to capture the reader's attention with a young and modern language, author J. Leigh Bailey delivers a fast paced story, well-developed and conceived. The way the characters see and interact with each other is simply brilliant and creates beautiful dynamics. Isaiah and Henry are so good they seem real: they perfectly portray those unique characteristics of young adults: impatient, quick on the draw yet with a heart full of love and good intentions.

Writing about boys traversing the world of love and relationships, while often struggling for acceptance, J. Leigh Bailey's belief that everyone - no matter their gender, age, sexual orientation or paranormal affiliation - deserves a happy ending is what makes this book so special and a beautiful read.