it is sad the damage done to ones very soul by the act of the kind of abuse you never say but we know you mean. too many have gotten away with it by the silence. Hope this inspires people to stand up.
This was a tough subject to write about, I won't lie. Though things like this have thankfully never happened to me, I know people who have suffered such things. They deserve to be heard, even if we have to use fiction to do it.
I think Adrian's role in this story is important, because he represented what happens when someone (Miles) reaches out but no one does anything. You cant particularly blame him for it, because he seemed to be the only one who even thought to try helping him. He was just a kid, but had he spoken out or done something, chances are that Miles might have lived. In the end, Adrian did the right thing, though, when everyone else looked the other way.
Thanks for reviewing and for reading a difficult story. ~Jess