Conversion therapy is a real threat to youth growing up in extremely religious families. Now, author Adam Sass has penned a new YA adventure thriller, Surrender Your Sons, that takes on the trauma teens face.
Sass revealed the cover and an excerpt from Surrender Your Sons to Teen Vogue. He told the magazine,
“The place felt so impossible that it could even exist, and I wanted to see these kids not only escape but bring the whole place down,” Adam tells Teen Vogue. “I loved the idea of a group of desperate kids having no choice but to rely on each other, despite their differences.”
If the book’s description below leaves you wanting to read more visit Teen Vogue to read their exclusive excerpt.
Connor Major’s summer break is turning into a nightmare. His SAT scores bombed, the old man he delivers meals to died, and when he came out to his religious zealot mother, she had him kidnapped and shipped off to a secluded island. His final destination: Nightlight Ministries, a conversion therapy camp that will be his new home until he “changes.” But Connor’s troubles are only beginning. At Nightlight, everyone has something to hide from the campers to the “converted” staff and cagey camp director, and it quickly becomes clear that no one is safe. Connor plans to escape and bring the other kidnapped teens with him. But first, he’s exposing the camp’s horrible truths for what they are— and taking this place down
The cover art for Surrender Your Sons was designed by Jake Nordby.
You can pre-order Surrender Your Sons on Amazon before its September 15th release date.