Punk Like Meby JD Glass
Nina, at 21, is standing at the edge of “being” and “becoming.” She remembers when her parents, and the nuns, and everyone else seemed to have plans for her, of who she was and who she’d be. Her dad calls “punk” anything and anyone that disobeys the norms. And then there’s Nina’s feelings. Feelings for her
Nina, at 21, is standing at the edge of “being” and “becoming.” She remembers when her parents, and the nuns, and everyone else seemed to have plans for her, of who she was and who she’d be. Her dad calls “punk” anything and anyone that disobeys the norms. And then there’s Nina’s feelings. Feelings for her friend Kerry, feelings from her friend, Samantha – and then there are decisions; decisions that will change the course of an entire life, single moments that stand alone and change everything.
Sometimes, you jump. Sometimes, you’re pushed. And sometimes you have friends that won’t let you fall.
Punk Like Me—it’s not about breaking the rules: it’s about following your heart.
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The cover of Punk Like Me contains the words ¿A coming of age story, a love story¿a brave, brilliant story of strength and self-discovery.¿ The story contained within the pages of this book is truly a tribute to that statement. Coming of age is sometimes a very tough road to travel. Nina is young, energetic and in high school. Going through high school is a unique experience in itself. There are classes, sports to participate in, teachers to antagonize and a boy to date¿if that¿s what you want. Nina has always known what she wants and where she wants to go so why is there suddenly a question of just where that is? Kerry is Nina¿s best friend and a contributing factor to the unexpected question. What happens between the two girls to even pose such a question? Suddenly Nina`s running a fight for survival each and every day so imagine what happens when that fight hits close to home¿really close. Seems Nina¿s mother isn¿t too happy with the news of who her daughter has become. However, her mother¿s reaction is something that Nina would have never seen coming¿not in a million years. Betrayed by those she thought loved her the most, and the loss of the life she has always known hits hard. It¿s a tragedy no child should ever have to suffer. Will she survive the loss? Will her friends, one friend in particular, come to her aid or betray her like everyone else? Times goes by, friends have come and gone, Nina has gone on with her life. Just as she figures she has it all sorted out, an old acquaintance returns. A friend who was once a bright spot in Nina¿s world...Samantha. A friend who was there for her when everyone else had abandoned her. Samantha, once a girl, now a woman offering Nina a future¿if she¿ll accept it. JD Glass has given readers an intensely dramatic offering in her first book. There is a wide range of emotions that will be experienced while reading: amusement at teenage antics, amazement, anger, and disbelief as well as admiration for the character¿s courage. JD¿s next offering, Punk and Zen continues Nina¿s story and is certain to be as intense, as dramatic, as much of a terrific read as Punk Like Me.
This book was fantastic. I myself am a lesbian guitarist, and i can relate to Nida (the main character) and her life at home, at school, and with friends and lovers. She goes through everything a teen lesbian usually goes through. JD Glass did a very good job getting deep down into details about EVERYTHING in the book, and if you don't know what i mean.. well... read the book and you will know! ENJOY!!