This book was a heck of a ride. I will warn you now there is no fairy tales here, no reminiscing over happy childhoods and not fond memories to be had really. One thing I can be sure of is P.A. Kane sure can write one emotive coming of age novel sure to well remembered by me for a long time to come.
There are some difficult situations dealt with in the novel, from abuse to alcoholic parents, which also leads to emotional abuse which in my opinion is just as bad as physical abuse. As much as I hate attaching a warning label to a novel (I really think everyone should go into books with an open mind it could be exactly what you need.) I am going to say this even had some moments where I was struck in the feels and things touched some chords. Just keep in mind if you have some lurking substance abuse in your family history this could be a bit of a touchy novel for you to read.
This is the coming of age story about Jackson Wolf. His life is far from easy, actually it’s a nightmare and I was crying for this boy more often than not while reading this. We follow him and his new friend James McDougal as they attempt to steer through a world that makes very little sense and they are doing it the best they know how considering the role models that they have had. I really enjoyed each of their personalities and the way they managed to get through things, even when they are not very good. This is definitely not one you want to miss, especially if you love coming of age and emotional reads. I can’t wait to check out more of P.A. Kane’s work.