That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is about a man who struggles to grow up and be a student at an elite prep school in Vermont while dealing with his attractions to both men and women. I loved the way John Irving wrote the main character, his mother, and all the other characters. They had so much depth and heart. The story spans over many decades up until 2010. Readers are taken through all of the turbulent times of America from the Vietnam War to the beginning of the free love movement and eventual AIDS crisis of the 80s and beyond.
The best thing about this book was the way it was read. As an audiobook, finding good narrators is tough. This narrator did an amazing job. The way he executed the reading was just amazing.
Back to the book for a bit. The story was well paced, fun, and enjoyable. All of the characters were well written and fleshed out perfectly. I found myself caring about all of them. I felt bad for Billy, the main character who went through so many personal internal struggles while trying to figure out who he was. He learns so much about himself, love, and life. He even learns something about his father he never thought possible.
To end this review I have to say I would read In One Person again. It is one that someone who does not usually read LGBT novels will most likely enjoy and even if you do, it will open your eyes to something new and heartfelt. I highly recommend you check this out! 5/5 stars!