Title: Ugly to Start With
Author: John Michael Cummings
Publisher: West Virginia University Press.
Release Date: October 1st 2011
Genre: Young Adult
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Ugly to Start With is a book that has 13 chapters and each chapter represents a different story, but all the stories talk about Jason, a young boy who lives in West Virginia in the 1970s, and also talk about his family and his friends. So, in each chapter we have the opportunity to read about different issues and problems in his life, problems that kids of his age can find, like family problems, infidelity, sexuality, sex and racism.
This book was a big surprise for me, first, because I hadn't had the opportunity to read a book like this before, and also because even though it talks about important things about real life, the author kept it very simple so it's really easy to read, enjoyable, witty and sometimes sad. I read it in one day (It only has 160 pages) and I couldn't put it down until I finished. And finally, because it's very realistic, and I'm sure readers of all ages will find similarities with their own live.
So, what can I say? I really enjoyed this book, and I recommend it to young adults and adults who like realistic and short stories about boys and how they see the life they have around them. This book does not disappoint.
|I really liked it!|