Andrew Grey is a serious hit or miss with me. The first story in this series got a 4 stars. I remember really liking the story and had only one or some quips.
This one just didn't do anything for me. Howard is blind and you are reminded CONSTANTLY he is unable to take visual cues and see objects. I know Howard is blind but beating me in the head with it was annoying. Howard, of indeterminate age, is still smarting over being born blind. Me thinks that's a bit much really. Not that being blind would't be part of Howard's story but that's all there is really.
Howard whines and snaps at people, because he is blind, all through the 60% of the book I read.
Gordy seemed a nice enough fellow. There isn't much about Gordy not to like in this story. He had a rough coming out. I just didn't fall for Gordy. He was seemed 2 dimensional.
The other issue is the kids. And this is a complaint for lots of books with stories that have children in them. Authors: Go hang out with kids of the age you are going to write about please. It make the story so much more cohesive when the actions match the age. There is a scene with a 3 year old girl and she is asked what her age is, she replies 'free'. That is adorable is she were 1 1/2. Maybe. Not all three year old girls have lisps.
Mom of a 2 and 4 year old who speak coherently.