Thursday, August 20, 2009

King of the Screwups--K.L. Going

Liam is a pretty boy in trouble with his Dad for the last time. His father is fed up with his screwups and decides to ship him to his parents to straighten him out. Liam's fashion model mom isn't strong enough to stand up to her husband, but manages to send her son to her loving brother-in-law instead. While stuck in a small town with his largely unknown uncle, Liam learns about the true meaning of family, as well as his own family history.

This was a good quick read. Liam is a likeable character even if for most of the novel he thinks that he has no personal responsibility over his screwups. He grows throughout the story. I'd recommend it to high school readers who can better understand the identity crisis Liam endures.

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