It was interesting reading James' perspective. I hate to say it, because I still stand by what I said about him not deserving to be easily forgiven, but I did feel little pangs of sympathy for him. On to next chapter!
—Stardog Champion, for johnny.park.97's Baby Steps
Okay. I'm never going to forget this story, like.. ever. If I had known what was this about I probably would have thought twice before reading it, I'm not complaining, on the contrary, I think this is a fine piece of art, very psychological an horror tale, too much injustice for a human being, as they say in my country, "even a cat would have been a better mother," I really hated Sharon until the end, she was selfish and disgusting, a true monster who poisoned the minds of her children against their own brother who was just an abused kid, a traumatized kid, barely a teen, she practically aborted him in the end, or she tried... Anyway Sharon and her husband made the life of the child a living hell, so I guess my requests of giving Billy a happy ending making all a bad dream or make a great escape from his prison cell for him to live was almost impossible, anyway he was already too damaged and it would have resulted kinda cliche. And then when he saw Izzy again, when I read that desperate embrace, man, I almost wanted to cry. I would like to quote Billy´s words when he pleads him to read his letters someday but for that, I would need to scroll and come back to read a little of the story and I don't think I can do that because that part really broke my chicken heart. I really, really thought Billy was going to jump from the window but the cops (I don't know the word so I'm calling them cops) but the cops kept tying Billy to the chair and I was like, what? don't tie him! he needs to jump! and then out of nowhere the bullet came and Izzy disappeared, it was quite shocking, to say the least.. I felt for Izzy´s mom because even with her flaws she was a good mother, that "I love you Mom" told me something was wrong, but then everything was wrong, and I felt for Izzy too because those letters he carried weren't poems but the confessions of a scared child sentenced to die, and he might have eased the pain of his best friend with a bullet but I doubt him being able to live a normal life after that, it's like too much trauma for any person. And finally the ending with Bill smiling dead and Sharon seeing that image for the rest of her life, that was really creepy... but the bitch deserved it. I probably never revisit this story again because this is a very difficult read, like instead of a pg13 it is a pg100-year-old, but it is art, I was thinking of something like The green mile or Shawshank redemption, but this is quite different, I think the only part when I didn't have a lump in my throat was when he told the cop he promised to die like a good boy. —anonima, for Slaxl19's Dear Izzy