One third of kids will go on to become the pillars of society. The second third will live comfortable lives. Trouble will be the only accomplishment of the last third.
Jeremy, the biracial bastard child of a single teenage mother, was quickly labeled as being among the last third in his adolescence. With no friends, no money, and a disintegrating relationship with his mother, Jeremy had few prospects to find a way out. As his anger climaxesto the shock of a notorious and terrifying school bullyJeremy seemingly seals his fate as a member of the last third.
Enter Roy, an eccentric old curmudgeon, who has a fateful encounter with Jeremy. As Roy introduces Jeremy to the fantastical world of aviation, an unexpected friendship grows. Can these two misfits find some beacon of hope in each other?
In his story of adversity, growing up, and friendship, author Jonathan Mach presents a tale of life in the face of formidable obstaclesand the meaningful relationships that blossom as a result.
|Publisher:||North Loop Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Last Third", is the first novel written by Jonathan Mach. This is a story about a troubled teenage boy named Jeremy, who is bullied, berated, ridiculed by peers, unwittingly finds himself in trouble, and is seemingly not very bright. Jeremy is the product of an unwed teenage mother on welfare and an absent unknown father. Jeremy is an angry loner, with not much going for him. One day he has an unfortunate run-in with an elderly man. As events often happen, there became a deeper meaning to the accidental relationship between the boy and the old man. This is a wonderfully written tale, with the story superbly woven so that the characters became real to me. I heard their thoughts, felt their feelings, I could relate to the different characters like I was part of the story. I look forward to reading more from Jonathan Mach. I won a copy of "Last Third" in a Goodreads Giveaway.