Unspoken: The Lynburn Legacy By Sarah Rees Brennan.
Jared Lynburn • Daniel Sharman
He’s been dragged to the sinister manor on the hill against his wishes, but that’s how Jared’s life tends to go: his father’s dead, his mother insists Jared killed said father, he’s useless at school and going exactly nowhere. All Jared’s ever had was the voice in his head…
Welcome to the gun show. Jared does work out. ;) That’s canon. I always figured he wanted to be as strong as possible, in that way you do, when you want nobody to ever be able to hurt you again. Even though you know, really, that someone will.