(I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
Jason Krabb is a rebellious adolescent living in the golden era of ripped jeans, alternative music and drug experimentation. He dreams of finding love and success in a creative career and doesn’t take his studies very seriously. Between his failing grades, high school crushes and dealing with an increasingly tough life at home, Jason finds himself drawn to the rock and roll lifestyle. After all, technology had just begun blooming and Google wasn’t there to answer all his questions: only his friends and experiences – and mishaps!
I have mixed feelings about this novel. It made me laugh and I liked how Jason recalled specific events in a playful and honest way. In typical teenage fashion, we see a lot of substance abuse, peer pressure and awkward intimate moments. The plentiful descriptions really made me feel transported into that time-period, but I had a really hard time immersing myself completely into the story. It might have just been me and the way that I don’t generally read this kind of style but I had moments where I felt a bit lost. I was glad to have given it a chance though as the characters were great and extremely well-developed and the humor throughout was really amusing.
If you enjoy comedy and you’re in search of a nostalgic read, I recommend checking this one out!
I give this book a rating of 3 out of 5 feathers.