Richard Norway

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Cory Anderson is 15 years old and living on the streets.  His father has rejected him and turned him out because he is gay.  Richard Mathews is 50 years old, and his life is a mess.  His business has grown and is now self-perpetuating and did not need him any longer. Richard hasnít made a decision about his life for years.  Cory and Richardís lives were in ruins, but something amazing happened. They met.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Just.....Amazing, February 7, 2013
Jonathan Antois

I was skeptical skimming through Amazon looking for a new book to read. 3 reviews this had. I kept reading them and the novel description again and again trying to decide. I took a chance and went for it. What can I say. It is just as amazing as has been said. This author has done an amazing piece of literature. I can't be more pleased. I was hooked by the second paragraph. Much of this book hit so close to home for me. In fact I was in total disbelief and shock until the end of chapter 5 when I realized that maybe he wasn't talking about me. I was amazed how closely one can relate to such occurrences and how this is put onto can't put it down. I began reading and 4 and a half hours later I was done. You truly do laugh, and cry with the book - I snapped out of my reading trance multiple times realized I had a frown or a cracked smile on my face without realization. By the end of the book I could barely see my kindle because of the leaks i was springing, it made it rather difficult to finish, without being able to see what I was reading. I woke up this morning still crying...while having coffee, then in the shower, then on the way to work. It prompted me, to what my friends so close to me considered spontaneous and out of no where, to text and call a handful of them just to tell them how much I love and appreciate them and their friendships, still choking up through the phone calls. You have GOT to read this book gay...straight...12, 15, or 120 years old it's for everybody...children, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, communities...everyone. I wish this was a movie. I wish this was required reading in schools lit programs. I have never read a better book and definitely look forward to another wonderful Richard Norway novel if ever there be one.

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Powerful, February 7, 2013

This is a very moving story. You will love the characters and feel them come alive as they grow with you on their journey. This is a ode to family of all types, bonds of friendship, love, the reality of what hate breeds, and the undying realization that true strength comes in the form of being ones self. I let my 15 year old cousin read this book in hopes that it helps him on his journey. This is a wonderful example of how the most moving stories do not have to be hundreds of pages long. I thank you Mr. Norway for this true gift and i would ask everyone to read this.

5.0 out of 5 stars Class, Style and Feeling, August 2, 2012
Kai "Kai" (Mississippi)

A masterpiece of gay-youth fiction! Richard Norway's "We Are Working On It" is a novel that should be required reading for every parent, whether their children are gay or not. The story grabs you, and you become friends with the main characters. You will laugh and cry with them. "We Are Working On It" is not your typical themed story, it covers some very real life problems plaguing our youth today. I purchased it for my fifteen-year-old nephew by his request, and began to skim it before giving it to him, and could not put it down. Now I want my own sons to read it!

5.0 out of 5 stars what a great book..:)), August 6, 2012
W. Stuart

This is a great book..:)) I enjoyed the characters and was drawn-in by there stories. The story I think is well written and I could not put it down. I liked that the focus was on building a relationship. Overall I recommend it.

5.0 out of 5 stars We're Working On It Rocks!, June 13, 2012
Kenneth Clark (Albuquerque, NM United States)

Richard Norway's debut novel is extremely well written! I really enjoyed all of the characters and the story. It made me laugh, it made me cry and feel everything in between. Please read this novel!

Ken Clark
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