Tuesday, April 13, 2021

New Review! Everything, Somewhere by David Duane Kummer 4 Cranky Stars


Everything, SomewhereEverything, Somewhere by David Duane Kummer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This is one thought provoking book. I can only give it 4 stars because the subject matter is disturbing at times. The constant thoughts of suicide by the one character are upsetting and could throw someone over the edge. Except for that it was a good coming of age story.

The story takes place in a small Indiana river town. The characters are high schoolers entering their senior year. Suddenly they have decisions to make about their futures. Hudson is the son of a factory worker, farmer on the side. They can barely make ends meet. His best friend is Mason. He is the son of the man that owns most of the land and businesses in the town. The third character is Willow. She is Mason's girlfriend. Her parents are divorced and she shuffles between houses. Her dad often forgets to pay bills. These three have been inseparable for several years now. These characters could live in any town in any country and we would recognize some of their problems. They are typical teens exploring their limits. Smoking and drinking are their preferred entertainment. Mason and Willow are intimate. When a retired actor moves to town, the mystery of why he is there inspires the town. For the teens, it is the catalyst for some life altering changes.

If you like deep, sometimes dark stories, you'll enjoy this one. I loved it and hated it which to me were good feelings when I finished it. A far cry from the fantasy I usually read and a mind opening adventure.

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