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this novel is an emphatically observed story of Jude and Teddy. When Teddy dies of a drug overdose, Jude takes up on a cleaner path towards life and his relationship with drugs and his parents are set off to new extremes. Jude tries to honor teddy with his military clean lifestyle and also faces the battle with his own self- discovery.
What makes this book stand out?
With empathy and masterful skill, the book stands out because the author has conjured a rich portrait of the modern age and the struggles that unite and divide generations.
Read it for
The novel portrays the chaos of the post- nuclear family in the hands of former hippies and also charts the ways teenager's lives are interconnected.
Don't read it for
The book is very choppy and overly plotted.