A Good Boy

A Good Boy, by Kevin O’Sullivan, is a memoir of the author’s experience in the secretive Catholic organization known as the Legionaries of Christ. The author begins his book with memories of the father he lost when he was only two years old. Readers are introduced to Kevin’s mother and how she influenced his decision to join the Legionaries of Christ. O’Sullivan shares his experiences from his school years as he struggled to understand his sexuality. The author also shares the unfortunate experiences he faced in his years in the Catholic organization.

Kevin O’Sullivan’s memoir takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster as they follow him through his younger years leading to adulthood. I found myself glued to the pages, and I was horrified by some of the experiences the author shared with us. O’Sullivan is candid in his book, and he doesn’t sugarcoat the truth or protect anyone; he tells his truth. My thoughts were racing as I was reading because readers see both the author trying to understand his sexuality and the way in which his faith affected who and how he loved.

O’Sullivan’s story is compelling in every way. I found myself frustrated as I read about the excuses the members of the Legionaries of Christ made to justify abuse. I also felt sympathy for O’Sullivan because he had such strong beliefs in his Catholic faith before realizing how inherently wrong the abuse truly was. Many readers will empathize with him as he is forced to question the Catholic religion.

Overall, I enjoyed reading A Good Boy, by Kevin O’Sullivan, and I commend him for sharing his story with readers. His writing makes readers feel like they are having a conversation with a friend. I am hoping the author writes a second part to this book as I would love to see the next phase of his life. I highly recommend this story to those who are curious about the Legionaries of Christ but also to those who have gone through the same experiences as O’Sullivan. Readers will know that they are not alone and feel that they, too, have a voice.

Pages: 293 | ASIN: ‎ B0B173MV33

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