This sequel was not what I was hoping it would be, I waited almost 10 years to see how their story would continue. Honestly wish I didn't read it, the first book was just so pure and beautiful. This book just felt off, and like the author was trying to bring things to light and talk about political climates of the 80's. It would have worked if that is what happened in the first book. It didn't make sense for the switch in tone, from the story of family, finding yourself, and two boys falling in love. To a book commenting on the political crisis of the AIDS epidemic, and the fear these two boys have regarding that. Like this is not what the original story was about, and the tone switch in a sequel most people waited 10 years for is disappointing.