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The Death of Jayson Porter

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    I believe that "The death of Jayson Porter" deserves t

    I believe that "The death of Jayson Porter" deserves two thumbs up for being such an outstanding novel!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2012

    This book is about a teenage boy ,Jayson, who lives in a small a

    This book is about a teenage boy ,Jayson, who lives in a small apartment with his younger sister and his abusive mom. His dad doesn't live with the rest of his family because hes addicted to drugs. Jayson hates his life and the only person that can make him happy is his friend. In this book Jayson has to choose to live and suffer with the terrible world he lives in or to end his life. I think this is an amazing book. I would recommend it to teens and adults who like books with a lot of suspension.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

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    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for Teens Read Too

    Jayson Porter lives on the eighteenth floor of a rundown Florida apartment building with his abusive mother and whatever boyfriend she is currently entertaining. He is trying to hold down a part-time job and still keep up with his homework at the exclusive private school that has offered him a scholarship. Each day as he walks along the railing outside his apartment, he considers how easy it would be to just end it all. He fantasizes about how quick and painless death would be if he jumped. Only two things keep him moving from day to day - his one friend, Trax, and April, a recent acquaintance who might prove to be a cool girlfriend or perhaps an annoying stalker. When Trax dies because the meth lab explodes in a neighboring apartment, Jayson's fragile life begins to seriously crumble. Author Jaime Adoff takes readers deep into the troubled mind of Jayson Porter. His sometimes sparse and always brutally honest voice reveals the heartbreak and trauma that make up Jayson's young life. Although he dreams of death and does make an attempt, there is still hope left for Jayson if he chooses to work hard enough to hang on to it.

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