Afternoon is a novella for young adults about courage, faith in Jesus Christ, and growing up in a surreal and challenging world.
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About the Author
Robert Lampros lives in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Afternoon is the second book he has published.
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Afternoon based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Andrew, Drew, has been struggling lately. One day he almost drowns and during this time spends time with God. He learns how he is letting different things affect him and learns that everyone deserves a second chance. He then goes on to change his life for the better. I like the idea of this story. We all deserve a second chance, especially when you see how things have gone off course and can see how to correct them. A lot of people never get to this point in their life and it’s a great message for young adults without being too heavy and preachy. The only negative thing I have for the story is that there is no order to the events. There is no clear step 1, 2, 3, etc. They bounce all over the place and continually trying figure out what is going on and when became bothersome. Over all this is a good story and I think makes a good point for people. It’s one that is definitely worth checking out. I received Afternoon for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This is my second book I have read by this author and I like his writing style. It is vivid and brings the characters to life. The only thing I disliked about the story is that there wasn't any way to tell when the scene was going to jump. It would catch me off guard as the new scenes didn't go in chronological order. I think it is a good concept as the reader gets to experience different aspects of Andrew's life. Andrew has a life changing experience after nearly drowning and realizes that he had allowed his troubles to cause him withdraw from other people. It is not a miraculous change like Scrooge but he slowly comes to that point after going through memories and talks with friends and family. Overall, good read for anyone who loves young adult stories with a spiritual flair.
Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite When high school junior Drew finds himself in an unexpected conflict with his friends on the last day of school, he contemplates the existence of guardian angels, or higher powers that interfere with destiny. The Sink is a local hangout full of mystery, but never danger. The Sink is the meeting hole for young folks in town and that is where he, Daniel, Angie, Jane and Robbie go to begin the first day of summer vacation. Drew is already at odds with his mother because of his decision to spend money on a 1969 Fender Stratocaster guitar instead of paying the balance on his Guatemalan mission trip. He insists that his journey to Guatemala is in his plans and he assures her that he will be responsible for his debt in an attempt to ease her already concerned motherly mind. Drew’s life decisions are just not in line with her expectations of him at the moment. But Drew is content with his commitments and content with his friendships until he and Daniel conflict at The Sink. Neither of them had ever entertained the idea of inflicting bodily harm on one another. Was Drew destined to die at the hands of his friend? Was this his destiny? Afternoon, a novella by Robert Lampros, introduces a different view of teenage conflicts faced today. Drew wants to maintain his friendships but he struggles with the existence of Jesus and his own faith responsibilities. The uncertainty of sharing his experience with friends and family reflects a common uncertainty in each teenager’s life’s decisions. It is refreshing to find YA fiction based on a religious/spiritual theme. Thank you, Robert Lampros, for publicizing this touchy subject for your young adult readers. Afternoon is a very readable, age appropriate story that will surely appeal to those readers in need of acceptance.