This book is a small jewel.
I love it so much, soooooooooooooooo much!
The only thing I cannot understand is WHY it has not yet literally showered with LITERARY awards and nominations.
--> You are acquainted with Ben Monopoli’s works and like them? You MUST read it.
--> You read already one of the author’s books but did not particularly enjoy it. You HAVE to give this book a chance. You’ll change your opinion.
--> You’ve never read anything by Ben Monopoli? REALLY?! It is the right book to start with.
This book is extremely good written, highly emotional(be prepared!), melancholic, in a good way, wise and very creative. It's probably one of the best coming of age books I have ever read.
I think the chapters say everything:
1.(Age 13) Stag
2.(Age 15) Rainbow Subway
3.(Age 16-17) Dial Up
4. (Age 13)The Weight Lifter
5.(Age 18) So Long Eucalyptus
6.(Age 18) The First Time
7.(Age 20)The Six Months Between Then & Now
8.(Age 22)Honeymoon for Knights
9.(Age 24)Abbey’s Mohawk
10.(Age 25)Lumberjack Slams & Hurricane Swirls
11.(Age 26)The Key-Touching Guys
12.(Age 27-28)We All Go Back to Where We Belong
There are so many beautiful and emotional reviews for this book. You can read all of them.
Please read Wesley's review
, he nailed it.I can’t recommend highly enough! Full review to come....maybe...if I'll manage to find the right words...