After the passing of her mother, Becky is struggling to cope with the changes in her life. Forced to live with her estranged father, she struggles to find comfort in her new surroundings. Having lost her best friend, confidant and mentor, she pleads with family friend Mike to save her, more in hope than expectation.
When Mike arrives on her doorstep and agrees to take her away for a few days, Becky can't believe her luck. But a chance encounter at Mike's house will alter the balance of their relationship forever.
Will the weekend trip they take together turn a teenage crush into a wondrous dream, or will she sleepwalk into her very own nightmare?
A gritty, real-life romance set against the backdrop of 21st century Western pop-culture, with its padded bras for pre-teens, endless billboards of models creating unattainable body image ideals and salacious magazine articles force feeding tips on everything from looking beautiful to pleasing your partner.
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About the Author
MJ Meads is the author of Milk and the award-winning short story Salvation. MJ is a keen student of the human condition and attempts to create literary works that seek to highlight changing public perception and the prevailing discourse on morality, ethics and social acceptability.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite I had mixed feelings about Milk by MJ Meads. The story is about a young teenage girl named Becky. Becky’s mom passes away and she feels ignored by her father. She turns to her mother’s best friend, Mike, for comfort. Mike also happens to be Becky’s crush. Somehow Mike decides to take Becky away for a few days. This is just the start of Becky’s fantasy come true. There were things I liked about Milk and then there were a couple things that left me pondering as to what was going on in the characters' heads. Having been a young teenage girl once, I did understand Becky’s fascination with Mike. At times I was rooting for her. I did think that she came across as a little immature, which is what I think MJ Meads intended, just to remind the reader that she is, in fact, a young girl. At first I liked Mike. I thought he was a good guy. Reading on, I started thinking he was a little creepy. By the end of the book, I was trying to see things through his eyes. I still have not decided if he is a good guy or a creep. The ending of the story happened rather quickly. I had to reread it just to make sure I did not miss any details as to what actually happened. Overall, Milk was a good story. It did leave an impression on me and kept me trying to figure out if I liked Mike or not. I think this book should only be read by ages 16 and up.
Wow, a seriously accomplished piece of writing on a challenging and thought-provoking topic. Stays just on the right side of the controversy. I want a sequel!