My Side of the Story: A Novelby Will Davis
The truth is that Jazzs life is anything but picture perfect. Hes seeing a shrink because his mom and dad found out hes gay; his
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Jarold, aka, Jazz, is a typical sixteen year old boy. He lives at home with his two remarkably un-divorced parents, his holier-than-thou sister, and his overbearing grandmother. Its a life straight out of a TV show. Or so it seem
The truth is that Jazzs life is anything but picture perfect. Hes seeing a shrink because his mom and dad found out hes gay; his schoolmates torment him every day; and he keeps bumping into his high school teacher at a local gay bar. To make matters worse, his best friend, Al, keeps pulling him into trouble. Jazz knows he has to keep everything together, at least through finals, so he can get away from this life once and for all. But, in his haste to leave everything behind, he comes to find out that the only thing he cant escape is himself.
Witty, sardonic, and incredibly funny, My Side of the Story is the perfectly rendered portrait of a precocious, troubled teenager faced with the awkward process of growing up and coming out.
“A gay British teenager delivers a sniping, witty rant à la Holden Caulfield...A first novel featuring a truculent, funny adolescent narrator, one that starts with promise--and that augurs well for the career of its young author.” Kirkus
“MY SIDE OF THE STORY by Will Davis is the best coming-of-age novel I've read in a long time. It's funny, cheeky, and smart, and a sweet, sly page-turner of a book.” Bart Yates, author of LEAVE MYSELF BEHIND and THE BROTHERS BISHOP
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Meet the Author
Will Davis was born in 1980 and lives in London. This is his first novel.
Will Davis is the author of two novels, My Side of the Story, which won the Betty Trask Prize 2007, and Dream Machine. He has trained as an aerialist and specializes in corde lisse (rope), tissu (silks) and static trapeze. He lives in London.
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This book is very hard to read, as the grammer is a unique style. There are absolutly no quotation marks. None...so dialog is just guess work. I will keep trying, but im not sure i will be able to get through it. If so and it turns out to be good, i will re write this otherwise if you are a perfectionist like me...turn away
this book is wonderful. I haven't laughed as hard or felt more moved by a novel in a really long time.
This is a very funny yet serious book. It's it possibly one of my favorites! I recommend it for ages 14+.