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Enjoyable and positive story,
This review is from: Jack (Paperback)
Jack is in his fifteenth year, an only child and a keen basketball player, when his father, who separated from his mother s few years ago, takes him out on a lake in a boat to announce to Jack that he is gay. Jack's immediate reaction, aside from revulsion, is to grab himself the first girl he can, and so prove that he is not like his father. But that is just the beginnings of Jack's troubles that will plague him up to his sixteenth birthday.
Jack relates his own account, and he tells his storey not sparing himself himself in the process. Within the first page one is already won over to Jack, he is a thoroughly likeable young man, and very funny too in his narration. The relatively few characters are well drawn, notable is Jack's long standing friend Max, the complete opposite to Jack, insensitive and something of a glutton, but their friendship is built on solid ground.
This is a delightful story, and frequently very funny, but there are moments of drama too. As the story draws to its conclusion with Jack's sixteenth birthday he has figured a few things out, and seems well set for the future. "Jack" is a most enjoyable and positive read.